RFHS Book Club will read All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.
We will meet during both lunches on September 29, 2016 in the high school library. Feel free to bring your lunch. We'll have a tasty treat for dessert.
We'll hand out copies of All the Bright Places, which is an exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die (http://www.jenniferniven.com/books/allthebrightplaces/).
Goodreads.com choice for Best Young Adult Fiction 2015
From the author's website: Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might die, but every day he also searches for—and manages to find—something to keep him here, and alive, and awake.
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her small Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school—six stories above the ground—it's unclear who saves whom. And when the unlikely pair teams up on a class project to discover the "natural wonders" of their state, they go, as Finch says, where the road takes them: the grand, the small, the bizarre, the beautiful, the ugly, the surprising—just like life.
Soon it's only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a bold, funny, live-out-loud guy, who's not such a freak after all. And it's only with Finch that Violet forgets to count away the days and starts living them. But as Violet's world grows, Finch's begins to shrink.
This is a heart-wrenching, unflinching story of love shared, life lived, and two teens who find one another while standing on the edge.
From Mrs. Cady: All the Bright Places is one of my favorite reads. I can't wait to read more of Jennifer Niven's books. She's awesome!
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