All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
When Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school - both teetering on the edge - it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another.
All the Bright Places is an upcoming romantic drama film, directed by Brett Haley based upon the novel. It stars Elle Fanning and Justice Smith. It is set to release on February 28, 2020 on Netflix. See the trailer below the book recommendations.
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