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All the Bright Places
All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
"A do not miss for fans ofEleanor and ParkandThe Fault in Our Stars,and basically anyone who can breathe."--Justine MagazineANew York TimesbestsellerSoon to be a major motion picturestarring Elle Fanning!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 sisters recent death.When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, its 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: Its only with Violet that Finch can be himselfa weird, funny, live-out-loud guy whos not such a freak after all. And its only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violets world grows, Finchs begins to shrink.This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Gayle Forman,Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.At the hearta big oneof All the Bright Places lies a charming love story about this unlikely and endearing pair of broken teenagers.New York Times Book Reviewthis heartbreaking love story about two funny, fragile, and wildly damaged high school kids named Violet and Finch is worth reading. Niven is a skillful storyteller who never patronizes her charactersor her audience. Entertainment WeeklyFrom the Hardcover edition.
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BookishTrish
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I fell in love with Finch and Violet. There was a lot here that reminded me of my own teen romance. Read it in a day — and except for that treasure hunt for closure bit I was all in.

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OriginalCyn620
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Soubhiville Great photo! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Thank you @Soubhiville! 😊 4mo
LiteraryinLawrence I read this one a while ago so I don‘t remember details but I do remember that tears were shed… 🥹 4mo
Clwojick Perfect pick! 4mo
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Read4life
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I read this with my daughter which added another layer to it. It was fun and intense. I remember the conversations it sparked for us. Definitely a YA recommendation from me.

Clwojick I enjoyed this one too! Good choice! 4mo
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Eggs
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Here are 2 books that will capture your heart💙 by Jennifer Niven

#Bright #BigJuneReadathon @Clwojick

#Positivity #BookMoods @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Freespirit I love those bright covers too!! 4mo
Clwojick These were both five stars for me! Great choices. 💙 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛📚💙 4mo
Eggs Me too! @Clwojick 4mo
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Rylee_fitzhenry
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Ahhhh no!!! I finished this book with tears rolling down my face. It‘s going to take a long time to recover after this book. This book has all the emotions tied together. You will feel moments where you are happy, confused, angry, and really, really sad. I feel awful for Violet and what she has to go through. Finch was gone to early. If you want a book that will make you bawl your eyes out this is for sure a book that will do that.

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Rylee_fitzhenry
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I just finished the part where Violet and Finch stay out to late and when they get home Violets parents get so mad. Her parents told her she could never see him again. That made me so mad because they‘re perfect together. Finch tried to apologize to her parents but they shut the door in his face! Why do her parents have to be like this???

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Barrettck
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TW- suicide. W O W! I finished this book in less than 24 hours because I truly couldn‘t put it down. I really identified with Finch‘s self deprecating humor in the first half of the book. His chemistry with Violet was practically palpable! Sort of reminded me of Looking for Alaska. I need recs for similar books!

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kalexandre00
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“You are all the colors in one, at full brightness.” The tone in this sentence is happy and the mood i got from this sentence is joyful it makes me feel kind of important.

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Rylee_fitzhenry
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This book is really good so far. I love Finch‘s curious mind and how he is not afraid to express himself and how he feels. Violet is a very quiet person who‘s not very open to people. Finch and Violet are very opposite but I can already feel they will have a connection.

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Rylee_fitzhenry
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I‘m not very far into this book yet. I am very curious why underneath Finch‘s name it‘s counting the days, and under Violet‘s name it‘s counting days until graduation. What could it mean? Why is it not counting days until graduation for Finch, and only Violet?

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calmaxtra
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14/52: All the Bright Places

Suicide is a sensitive topic for me and this story touched me because of how well it was written. Mental health is and will always be important to write and talk about. Great job

Also I‘ve been kinda procrastinating on reading lately, sorry.

#litsy #youngadult #mentalhealth #readingchallenge #fiction

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tessabordalejo
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TW: SUICIDE MENTION

I didn‘t adore this book, and here‘s why:

One of the characters, Theodore Finch, commits suicide. Before he does so, he leaves a bunch of clues for his girlfriend (Violet Markey) to find. From the moment she began to search for them, Finch began to fade from a well-developed character to a concept. Instead of a person with his own struggles, he merely became a vague idea there to heal Violet.

Not a huge favourite of mine.

tessabordalejo ★★★★☆ (edited) 8mo
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I‘m only halfway through this book but let me tell you the characters development. Finch is a spunky, careless person that really cares for violet. And violet is a quiet, loveable character who is amazing at writing. I am very excited to finish this book if you want to read it I really recommend it but it has a lot of heavy topics

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SheilaChew
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January has been a good month for reading for me! All the Bright Places was a good one - funny, sad, and great characters.

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megnews
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August‘s #12booksof2021 is this YA novel.
TW Suicide

Andrew65 Need to check into this one. 9mo
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MelaninMomma
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This tugged at my heart. Hit really close to home. Very beautifully written. Truly lovely.

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ItsAnotherJen
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Very good book!

"I know life well enough to know you can‘t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can‘t stop people from dying. You can‘t stop them from going away. You can‘t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough to know that no one else can keep you awake or keep you from sleeping."
?❤

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megnews
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💔
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

#doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 13mo
megnews @TheAromaofBooks I just realized I had 2 & 4 mixed up! So this is not my doublespin, just a potential bingo later. 13mo
TheAromaofBooks haha no worries, still a book off the list!! 13mo
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bookiemonster_ph
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ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀ: ᴊᴇɴɴɪꜰᴇʀ ɴɪᴠᴇɴ

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aperfectmjk
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Started this one today. Going to try and finish this up before the end of the month. #bookspinbingo #LittenListen

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
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AkashaVampie
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A very tough topic, but like how he makes it funny. I know u should never never joke about suicide, trust me.... I have tried it. It just made me smile alittle.

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@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

ElizaMarie I am sorry to hear that you have contemplated suicide. I am so proud of you for being here and being such an amazing woman. I am here anytime you ever want to talk about anything (I have been super busy with work but you can always text me and tell me to focus) 1y
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie i dont know y i am just seeing this comment. Thanks sweetie... it was a half a lifetime ago. I am better now in that aspect. And I know u are always there for me. 1y
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AkashaVampie
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Just now starting the book... this quote was at the beginning. I really like it.

#TBRCrew
@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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AkashaVampie
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My plans for the next few hours.

#TBRCrew

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

jb72 That sounds pretty interesting. You‘ll have to let me know if you like it. 1y
AkashaVampie @jb72 i did like the movie. Thats y I got the book. Keeping my 🤞 thats its better. 1y
ElizaMarie I have heard some good things. Keep us posted! 1y
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orlane_yemeletaguena
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04/23/21
At night when I‘m lying awake because my brain won‘t shut off due to all there is to think about.
Is today the day?
And if not today—when?Book All bright places. Im sure every teenager or young adult has had that night where your awake because your brain just won't shut off, it just won't stop thinking, weather if you're thinking of your after life, something that happened that day it's like a never ending thinking going and cause stress.

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violabrain
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Lately, I have been grabbing books off my shelf without reading what they are about first. Had I known what this one was about, I don‘t think I would‘ve read it right now. A student of mine is having a major mental health crisis at the moment and so this book hits a little too close to home. That being said, I did really enjoy it.

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bookiemonsterph
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All The Bright Places ll Jennifer Niven

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Soul
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Quote by Virginia Woolf :
"It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality"
And I think fits here ...

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I remember, I really liked the book, but sorry, not sorry, the film on Netflix was just annoying. Those dialogues‼️? Were they also this awful in Jennifer Niven‘s book❓

It was too much cliché and soft focus lens for me. And the worst: that monologue Violet held in the end had nothing, absolutely nothing to do with the original assignment her teacher gave.

Plot holes, plot holes everywhere.

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wonderflood
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨
Book #10: I listened to this as an audiobook and LOVED it. I laughed && cried (although I‘m pretty emotional as a person so.). As a therapist and neurodiverse trauma bb, I love books that show the depth & nuance of living with mental health. This one isn‘t perfect - there are some things I may have changed - but I loved it and it inspired me to wander. Definitely recommend! I like the voice actors for the audio too :)

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beeda
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this one! It‘s such a brokenly beautiful story. This book broke me, and the darkness that Finch feels is overwhelming. But there is also light in the moments with Violet. “You are all the colors in one, at full brightness”. I would read this again and my hearts goes out to Finch.

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AkashaVampie
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Just got done watching this. I really liked it. Now I gotta go hunt the book down. #MentalHealth

Let's talk about it. What do u think happened to him???

#TBRCrew

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

Moonprismpower I watched this too. The ending was so sad. I am glad though that depression is written about in a more open way these days. Especially to encourage teens they are not alone and can get help. I also had to go back and check, it was bipolar. (edited) 2y
AkashaVampie @Moonprismpower totally. My hubby looked it up and I guess they use this movie/book in school to help talk about mental health. 2y
Moonprismpower Also since I didn‘t read the book and watched the movie forever ago ...I‘m pretty sure one of his parents, his dad maybe? Is also bipolar and severely abused Finch. Bipolar can be passed down but it can also just show up, usually in the teens from what I know. So I think Finch just had a double whammy bad deal on life which really made him so suicidal. But I have a family member who‘s bipolar and he had a pretty decent upbringing. Life can be 1/2 2y
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Moonprismpower 2/2 great but being bipolar makes you have severe ups and downs. And it‘s almost uncontrollable depending on meds and methods. 2y
AkashaVampie @Moonprismpower u are right... it was his father that abused him. I dont really know bipolar but I do know depression. I was diagnosed with Dysthymia when I was 15 yrs old. Its just a fancy name for chronic depression. I have been off and on meds (currently on them). I just turned 35 today. I have tried suicide before but my friends helped me. I am feeling good these days. 2y
Moonprismpower I‘m on antidepressants too. Mostly for anxiety & some depression. I just got back on them after the last two years without them. I tried it on my own but I‘ve been falling back into my old ways when it comes to how I express my anxiety and I don‘t know about you but COVID has me “working” from home four days a week which has negatively impacted my emotional, physical and motivational wellbeing. 2y
AkashaVampie @Moonprismpower I'm a stay at home wife and mother. I havent worked since 2010. My bitchiness comes out really bad if I'm not on meds. I do have some anxiety (not really diagnosed), but isn't bad. I like being home in my own little space. But I can see that not being able to go to work gives u issues. U are more than welcome to vent to me sweetie. My email is akashavampie@gmail.com drop me an email anytime. 2y
TheLudicReader The book is so good. 2y
AkashaVampie @TheLudicReader good to know. Thanks sweetie. 2y
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aditiee
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“When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don‘t seem to matter very much, do they?”

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Annie1215
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#wonderouswednesdays @Eggs thanks for the tag! @Books4Ever

1. I must have just read this book at the right (or wrong) time because it really broke my heart. There was some very ugly crying involved.

2. I didn‘t get around to real pumpkins this year, unfortunately.

3. Minimally I always watch Hocus Pocus(many times), Halloween, Scream and usually Nightmare Before Christmas yearly.

Play along?: @DaveGreen7777 @eeclayton @KVanRead

KVanRead Love those pillows! 2y
Eggs Love your pillows 🧡🍁🎃👏🏻📚 Thanks for playing!! 2y
DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag, Annie! 😊 2y
eeclayton Thanks for the tag! 2y
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Chelseabillups30
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It is SO hard to be both subjective & objective in response to this book.
Maybe that‘s the point.
I was rooting for the two main characters the entire time, and this is one of those books that makes you know them & love them from beginning to end.
The story was relatable, breathtaking, & heartbreaking all at once.
The writing was poetic & beautiful.
The character development in both the written text and audiobook was superb!
A MUST READ.

Chab256 I met the author. She is a delight! 2y
Chelseabillups30 @Chab256, I‘m so jealous! As a survivor of suicide loss myself, I just want to thank her for this book! I love love loved it! It‘s wild to me how someone who has gone through the worst of things can be such a bright light in the world. I‘m so glad you got to be in her presence! 2y
Twainy I cried 2y
GardenJess Oh I loved this book- it made me cry. 2y
Chelseabillups30 @Twainy & @GardenJess, I‘m surprised I didn‘t cry! The subject matters in the book were very real and relatable to me and the whole thing hit me right in the feels!! 2y
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Chelseabillups30
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A member since 2011 and all my Audible listening levels are complete!
Now what to do....
Finish my badges?
End this subscription and use solely Libro.fm?
I‘m not sure!
I have many audiobooks I haven‘t even started yet!
Who else uses Audible and has finished their listening levels?

Texreader Oooh. I‘m going to go check on it. Checked...couldn‘t find levels. I only found badges (edited) 2y
Chelseabillups30 @Texreader, it should be under “Achievements” on your profile page. That‘s also how you should be able to look at your badges. 2y
Texreader Found it! Thanks! Yes I‘m a master. Who knew? 2y
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Chelseabillups30 @Texreader, you‘re welcome! And congrats on reaching mastery level @ reading! Feels good, doesn‘t it? 2y
Gaylagal2 @Chelseabillups30 I've been an Audible subscriber for years, but sadly I am not at master level🙄 Good job on your part🤙 If I wasn't listening to so many podcasts I'd probably be higher up the ladder...LOL 🤓 2y
Texreader @Chelseabillups30 Yes! I am so grateful for my audible membership and I‘m loving the new plus program! 2y
Chelseabillups30 @Gaylagal2, you might be in luck! It looks like there are some Audible Original podcasts available to listen to through the app! I hope you can find some you like and hit that mastery level! Come back here and let me know when you do! 💯 2y
Twainy 1522 titles; Reading time 8 months, 9 hours, 27 minutes; all the levels & badges. That said, I listen to maybe 30-50 library books for every audible title I listen to. You can quit your audible account & not lose any books you actually purchased, they should remain in your library. I like their exclusive audiobooks! Congrats on completing your levels!! 🤗 Let us know if you like Libro! 2y
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Chelseabillups30
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I don‘t even know why I‘m making a blurb about this, except to say that this is the most hilariously narrated portion of this book on audio so far!

I may have to go back and listen to it again....and again....and again!!

I laughed out loud!! 🤣🤭😂

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Chelseabillups30
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I like the way Violet (and her family) thinks!
I‘d be down for a bookstore hunt any day of the week!

🧐💯📚

starlight97 Sounds fun! 2y
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Chelseabillups30
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I‘ve always been different, but to me different is normal.

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Chelseabillups30
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Did anyone else who has read this book think that Mr. Black is a complete and total asshole in this moment? Asking for a friend. 😤😡😤

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Chelseabillups30
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I‘ve sat and read this quote multiple times now and I‘m not sure exactly what it‘s getting at in the second half (open for discussion), but I know it feels profound.

Annie1215 My take is, you‘re not strong because you‘re never vulnerable or broken. Having experienced that pain is what makes so many people strong. We‘re often more solid after we‘ve experienced hardship in a way others can‘t know if they‘ve never had to face that. 2y
DGRachel It reminds me of kintsugi where broken pottery is mended by gold or silver. It makes the breaks stronger and even prettier. So everyone is broken at some time, but it‘s those break points that get mended and reinforced, and therefore are even stronger. 💖 2y
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emmaturi
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Oh wow! This was such a heart-breaking story. Yes I shed a few tears at the end!
Theodore and Violet meet at the top of the school bell tower. He wants to kill himself and Violet is still grieving from the death of her sister. They slowly start a relationship together. It's a hard one! #books

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Annie1215
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“I know life well enough to know you can‘t count on things staying around or standing still, no matter how much you want them to. You can‘t stop people from dying. You can‘t stop them from going away. You can‘t stop yourself from going away either. I know myself well enough to know that no one else can keep you awake or keep you from sleeping.”

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All this picture's missing is the book being held upside down 😂#instareaders
Well I haven't read the book yet, just found this image funny

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Stormyreadsgirl
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This book was..... boring tbh. The romance had no chemistry and was based purely on the fact that both characters were depressed. The characters constantly claimed that they were more than their illnesses but they really weren‘t. It was a bad book with even worse mental health representation. I know this book means a lot to people and I‘m not trying to offend anyone these are just my honest and personal thoughts.