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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