All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Available At: DCC (HS), Liberty, Mountain Ridge, Rampart

Categories: Cursing, Drug Abuse, Sexual, Violence

Description: Two suicidal teenagers come together in a romantic relationship and try to save each other.

YA Label?: Sometimes

Notes: Contains moderate profanity and derogatory terms; suicidal ideations; sexual activities; and alcohol abuse.

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Page 3: “Is today a good day to die? This is something I ask myself in the morning when I wake up. …Is today the day? And if not today- when?”

Page 6: “See, I excel at other, more important things- guitar, sex, and consistently disappointing my dad, to name a few.”

Page 26: “My cousin Stacey, who goes to New Castle, says she and a friend were in Chicago and he was playing this club and he totally hooked up with both of them?”

Page 123: “Then Ryan’s hand is snaking its way up my shirt again, and I pull away.”

Page 251: “Under the covers, we get naked and heated, and afterward we talk like children, the blanket up over our heads.”

Page 377: In August of that year, he took a lethal dose of sleeping pills, and even though he kept a daily journal, no one could ever truly explain why he did it.

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