Reminiscing Monday #3: All The Bright Places

Once again i’m here with this section in which i’ll be talking about Books, Shows and Movies i’ve read/seen a while ago but because of reasons i haven’t talked about them in the blog before.

Here i’ll review mostly from the feelings and impressions these left in me back in the day and what i can remember to this day.

And today, i wanna talk to you about:

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

So, i do realize i’ve already written a review for this book , but to be honest, i felt like 18460392talking about it again, because it’s my favorite book in the world, so i figured ‘what the heck, let’s tak about it again!’.

Last year this book was released, and to be honest i didn’t heard about it until it somehow popped into my tumblr. People were talking about  it and crying, apparently, so i told myself i wouldn’t read it.

But, life it’s funny like that, one day a week or two after reading about the book for the first time i was wondering in one of my favorite bookstores and i saw it waiting for me. Now, you have to understand, normally i don’t find new releases in my neighborhood bookstores, meaning, if the book was released this year, i’ll be finding it maybe next year here. That’s why i buy so many books online…

Anyway, so i saw the book there, in May, only 4 months after release and i felt it was a sign from the universe. Yeah, i do believe in that crap,… sorry about that.

Since i believe in that stuff i knew i had to buy it and i did and started reading it right the moment  i sat in the bus in my way home.

I’m not sure how i knew what will happen in the book, at the end, i cannot remember if i figured it out or it was implied orr i was spoiled on tumblr, but from the very neggining i knew i will be crying like a baby, and to be honest that’s the only reason it took me 4 days to read the book, …. i was crying too much.

The book is so wonderfully written i lost myself in it the moment i started readingit, i loved the main characters and the story that was told, the way it was told and how real it felt. You can see that this book isn’t just a person imagining a story like that, but the author lived through a similar experience.

One of the thingsi liked it’s the way mental illness it’s approached in the book, even if we are never sure what is the real illness one of the characters it’s suffering of, i mean, it’s never really said outloud (if i recall right …. maybe they did say it? omg, i cannot remember right now).

The things i like the most about the book, are the little quotes i still remember even though i read the book only once, the images it left me with, the lovable characters, and the sweet pain if feel whenever i remember the book, like i’ll be trying to explain to someone what the book is about and i may just start crying.

Yes, i have to admit that the book scarred me, i think for life, and i may cry every single time i remember it, but it is a unique experience to have, still remembering and hurting about how wonderful a book is, loving it so much yet not being able to read it again because it’s too painful….

I really hope i’ll be able to read it again someday, because it’s a beautiful book (and i do realize i’m overhypoing it.. sorry, but i really love it).

I think it may have a movie adaptation one day, … according to what the author writes in her page and goodreads blog (which i follow), so i hope at least, if people don’t read the book, one day they’ll get to watch the movie (hoping it’s truthful to the book and as great).

‘Til Next Time 😉

C.

 

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