All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places

by

Jennifer Niven

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Summary
Analysis
Finch throws rocks at Violet’s window and then waits for a while, but she doesn’t come out. Finally, he heads home. Back in his bedroom, he writes a list of strategies for staying awake. These include running, writing (even the bad thoughts, so he can get them out of his mind), and driving. He writes that he needs to do “whatever it takes” to remind himself that he’s here and is in control. His final strategy is one word: Violet.
Finch may be romantically interested in Violet, but he reveals here that she’s more to him than just a love interest. She’s an important person who, he believes, might be able to keep his mental health issues at bay. Again, writing all of this down allows Finch to put his thoughts into words so that he can better make sense of them.
Themes
Mental Health, Stigma, and Suicide Theme Icon
Community, Support, and Trust Theme Icon
Language, Meaning, and Control Theme Icon