Sunday, January 4, 2015

The All the Bright Places Trifecta

The Nerdy Book Club, Colby Sharp, and I are celebrating the first of many trifectas during 2015. We hope you enjoy learning more about All the Bright Places and hopping from blog to blog. 

"As a writer, you have to be willing and able to tap into your darkest, saddest feelings and put them on paper. But it’s not always easy to bleed so publically.  Also, the editing process—as necessary as it is— can be grueling." -Jennifer Niven | Click here to read the full interview.

"Years ago, I knew and loved a boy, and that boy was bipolar. I witnessed up-close the highs and lows, the Awake and the Asleep, and I saw his daily struggle with the world and with himself.  The experience of knowing him—and losing him—was life-changing.  I’d always wanted to write about it, but I wasn’t convinced I would ever be able to." -Jennifer Niven | Click here to read her full nerdy essay. 

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven | Knopf | Publication Date: January 6  | Interest Level: Grades 9-12. 

Read the first three chapters of All the Bright Places

Jennifer Niven's top 10 teen books to save your life.

Learn more about the places mentioned in All the Bright Places

" I grew up in Indiana, and my attitude when I was there was very much like Violet’s; I just could not wait to get out. But I think in retrospect that it was a really lovely place to grow up in a lot of ways, and I‘m glad I had that experience. That aspect of the book is kind of my begrudging homage to the place I grew up. And all of the places Finch and Violet visit are real, except for the bookmobiles." -Jennifer Niven 

Image Credit: Jennifer Niven 

Learn more about Jennifer on her well-organized website. 

Borrow All the Bright Places from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 

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