"...this heartbreaking love story about two funny, fragile, and wildly damaged high school kids named Violet and Finch is worth reading. Niven is a skillful storyteller who never patronizes her characters - or her audience."
-- Entertainment Weekly
"Many teen novels touch on similar themes, but few do it so memorably."
--Kirkus Reviews, s
"In her YA debut, adult author Niven creates a romance so fresh and funny. . . The journey to, through, and past tragedy is romantic and heartbreaking, as characters and readers confront darkness, joy, and the possibilities--and limits--of love in the face of mental illness."--Publishers Weekly
, starred review
"The writing in this heartrending novel is fluid, despite the difficult topics... Finch in particular will linger in readers' minds long after the last page is turned."--School Library Journal
, starred review
"Ultimately, the book, with narration that alternates between Finch and Violet, becomes Violet's story of survival and recovery, affirming the value of loving deeply, grieving openly, and carrying your light forward."
--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Have The Fault in Our Stars
withdrawal? Pick up this heartrending novel about a girl who vows to live with purpose after bonding with a boy who plans to end his own life."
-- SELF Magazine
"It's touching, vibrant, and an impressively honest depiction of depression."
A Publishers Weekly
Best Book of the Year
A Miami Herald
Best Books for Children
GoodReads Choice Awards Young Adult Fiction Category Winner
Top Young Adult Book of the Year
A NPR Guide to Great Reads Book
The story of a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die.