This is a beautiful, though intense, and at times, very difficult book to read. In an extremely unlikely friendship, two very fragile teens collaborate on a school project, embarking on a journey of personal growth along the way. Theirs evolves into a love story, and the two grow extremely close. It is important to note that this story does end in a character’s suicide, which is both tragic and heartbreaking. Mental illness and attempted suicide are important elements to the story. In All The Bright Places, the writing is exceptional, the characters are relatable, flawed, and real. Language is graphic, though not shocking for older teens, and teen sex takes place. This story is most appropriate for older teen girls who can handle adult subject matter, and who are not looking for something light.