All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

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Goodreads 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.

Holy cow, I am still thinking about this book; it gave me some serious “feels” for many of the characters.
    hate--for Finch’s father
    bitterness--for Finch’s mother
    affection--for Violet
    anguish--for Finch
    dissatisfaction--for Mr. Embry, the counselor
    humiliation--for Amber
    justification--for Roamer

And many all over the map feelings, as I read though the plot.
    hopelessness
    weariness
    watchfulness
    hopefulness
    energy
    wonder
    joy
    relief
    panic

This is a definite school buy for me, and a potential Gateway.  
   

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