Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Author: Jennifer Niven
Synopsis: Theodore Finch wants to take his own life. Violet Markey is devastated by her sister’s death. They meet on the ledge of the school bell tower, and so their story begins. it’s only together they can be themselves. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. How far will Violet go to save the boy she has come to love?
Review: First of all, look at the cover. I can’t find words to describe the perfection of this cover. It’s so on point with the plot and the whole book.
Let’s talk about the book. I found it amazing. The writing style is really good and the story is gorgeous, but what made me love the book were Finch and Violet.
Violet goes through a major character development and growth through-ou this book. At the beginning, she’s scared of everything and she’s about to commit suicide. Then, she meets Finch, who is able to save her and show her how to live again, how to get back her life as it was before her sister’s death.
On the other hand, we have Finch. He’s about to commit suicide, too. But as he sees Violet on that ledge, he tries to save her and he eventually falls in love with her. He is kind of obsessed with suicide facts and believes is Cesare Pavese’s Great Manifesto.
Now let’s get into the SPOILERY part.
I was very disappointed with Finch’s death. I have nothing against main characters dying in books. But Finch went through a lot of character development, as well as Violet, and I think that after all he’s done and all he’s accomplished, he shouldn’t have committed suicide. He fell in love. He found a girl who loved him for who he really was. After attempting suicide for the first time, he understood he wanted to live and be with Violet. And then, BOOM, he drowned himself and left Violet alone. And ripped my heart in thousands of pieces.
After all, I still love the book to death. I highly recommend it because it’s a masterpiece, but it contains some adult themes such as suicide so don’t read it if you’re a suggestible person.
Memorable quote: “You are all the colors in once, at full brightness.”