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Alternating points of view tell the story of Finch, an unconventional almost eccentric, yet cool HS senior and Violet. Having lost her sister less than a year ago in a car crash, Violet shrinks away from standing out until she finds herself meeting Finch in a most unusual place only to lead to more trips via a history project for school.
This story is sweet, clever, odd, funny, snarky, sad and ultimately endearing. Don't ruin it by listening to negative reviews. If you like other smart YA titles, you should read or listen to this one. It's fabulous.
35 of 35 people found this review helpful
Such an important book. It felt way more like a book for adults about teens. Reflections and memories unbound. It rang so true that can see why it's compared to Eleanor and Park. I miss the characters now that I've finished listening.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
The performance of this is absolutely stunning, and I like the concept of the story. I just find myself struggling to connect with the ralationship between Violet and Finch. I feel a connection to Finch and his outcast status and dreamy personality, I think most of us would. I also feel a connection to Violet as the person who like all of us, is lying for social acceptance. But that's almost my problem with the whole thing. I don't know what Finch sees in her, when she is so outwardly similar to Amanda, and with all her bitching and pushing him away, I can't understand how she manages to see into him or he into her. So although I like both of them, and I enjoyed their separate narratives, I found the whole thing a bit disjointed.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This was my first purchase on audible and hopefully next one will be more my style.
I appreciated that the story shines a light on a very critical issue that is plaguing humanity and it’s never discussed enough. However I found the story a bit bland, immature and extremely simple.
Probably meant for a younger audience.
For years and years my nan pronounced lovely as "love-eh-lee" so my mum knew that it was spelt as lovely not lovley. My mum has done the same for us. Now, lovely is tradition in our family.
This book had me crying, yelling, laughing, blubbering and definitely tugged at the old heart strings. This book is lovely.
Thank you for acknowledging suicide not as something that people do out of stupidity, which i hear a little too embarrassingly often.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Loved it? Yes! Struggled to finish it? More like struggled to stop listening.
I can not praise this book enough, it was so overwhelmingly beautiful! I was hoping for a happy ending, and although it was very sad, I will be reading this again and again. I have recommended to so many people already, and they seem to love it also. This is easily one of my favorite books in my top 5.