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All the Bright Places

Author: Jennifer  NIVEN
Publisher: Knopf
Subject/Category:  9-12
Year Reviewed:: 2016
ISBN: 9780385755887
Review: They meet on their school's clock tower, both on the literal brink of jumping, and step back into tenuous life and a hesitant, if unlikely, romance. His frequent appearance changes, constant bullying from classmates (even from his own dad), and obsession with suicide, her mere existence since her sister died, all fade somewhat as two deeply wounded teens journey through tragedy and then their home state for a school project. His wild mood and behavior swings are identified late in the tale as unrelenting, undiagnosed bipolar disorder while she begins to emerge from her devastating grief, and both grapple with the tumult of their complex relationship. Suicide prevention resources are included.

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