All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places

by

Jennifer Niven

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Mrs. Kresney Character Analysis

Mrs. Kresney is Violet’s school counselor. Violet has been seeing her since her sister Eleanor died, nine months before the novel begins. Mrs. Kresney is a caring woman who smiles often. However, Violet is unwilling to trust Mrs. Kresney when she’s still feeling overwhelmed by her grief, so she often lies about how well she’s doing.
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Mrs. Kresney Character Timeline in All the Bright Places

The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Kresney appears in All the Bright Places. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
2. Violet: 154 days till graduation
Mental Health, Stigma, and Suicide Theme Icon
It’s Friday morning, and Violet is in Mrs. Kresney ’s office for her counseling session. Violet is still shaking after being on the belltower... (full context)
Mental Health, Stigma, and Suicide Theme Icon
Language, Meaning, and Control Theme Icon
Then, Mrs. Kresney asks about college. A year ago, Violet would’ve loved to talk about college; she and... (full context)
Mental Health, Stigma, and Suicide Theme Icon
Community, Support, and Trust Theme Icon
Language, Meaning, and Control Theme Icon
Grief, Trauma, Purpose, and Survivorship Theme Icon
Mrs. Kresney then asks about EleanorandViolet.com, which Eleanor and Violet started after they moved to Indiana. The... (full context)
30. Violet: February 2
Mental Health, Stigma, and Suicide Theme Icon
Community, Support, and Trust Theme Icon
Individuality and Identity Theme Icon
In Violet’s counseling session with Mrs. Kresney , she’s telling the truth when she says she’s been doing well, riding in a... (full context)