Review: I loved this book! If you liked The Fault in our Stars or Eleanor and Park, you will also love this book. You follow the characters through their lives at a quick pace. You really, really, really want a happy ending. You also wonder the entire time how exactly the book will end. Violet and Finch are so lost at the beginning of the book. Both of them are likable characters who just need some love and attention. They are both trying to be someone they are not. It was nice to watch the characters become stronger for each other and themselves. Make sure you add this book to your “to-read” list. But I’m warning you: it was a real tear-jerker.
Summary: Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.
Pages: 388 pages
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
–Summary and image from goodreads.com