all the bright places,
trigger warning: death, suicide and depression
the main thing i like about this book is how it portrays two totally different characters with one extremely similar view on the world. it’s not afraid to look at subjects of depression and death and handles majority of it reasonably well. however, the book lets itself down with finch’s suicide. i feel like the book portrays suicidal people as having no future and an inevitable end. the plot was well built until the end, which seemed rushed and messy. it also felt like finch’s death was added as a last effort to create some sort of emotional response from the reader. his death was poorly executed, and he was also portrayed as selfish towards violet when he was extremely mentally ill. from somebody who suffers with depression and suicidal thoughts, i feel like the book romanticised some parts of mental health. on the other hand, the writing style is excellent and the character development is outstanding, so i wouldn’t call the book apalling. however, i don’t highly recommend it.
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