In the months of my absence I almost completely forgot why I started this Blog in the first place. I no longer wanted to review books, let alone read any. I have managed to over come that and have read quite I few books since my last post. All of them were beautifully well-written and I enjoyed them very much. None of them however gave me such a feeling like this one.
All The Bright Places, written by Jennifer Niven, has to be one of the most beautiful, complex, lovely novels I’ve read in my lifetime. It’s almost midnight, and I sit here, after just finishing the novel, trying to find the words to explain everything I feel about this book. But I can’t, it is something you all must find out for yourselves. I’m not going to tell you the plot. Just that it is about Theodore Finch and Violet Markey, two messed up teens.
What I will tell you is how I feel. I feel sad, because this novel is tragic, and heartbreaking and the only way to feel is sad when something so so tragic and heartbreaking. I feel small, because the world out there is so large and so beautiful and its scary but that never stopped Finch. I feel appreciative, because of all the great things I have in my life. I feel helpless, because even though I know this story is just a story I wish I could have helped. I feel loss, because it is over and they felt real. They felt like real people, with real lives and real problems. I feel inspired, more so than I have in a long time. I want to go out there and I want to let everyone know I love them, and they’re good enough and that I am here, and they are here and were are all here. I feel alive, because I am, and I need to remember I am and no matter what happens I will be until i’m not but even then I’ll still be here. I feel lovely.
These are just some of the things that I can actually put into words. Everything else is just a mess of feelings I dont even know how to describe. I believe, that if a book, or anything for that matter, can make a person feel this way, it is the kind of thing that everyone should know about. Everyone should experience it.