I got this book from the ARC review group I'm in and I was so excited! This book has so much press and it doesn't even come out until January! It certainly lived up to the hype.
Back-of-the-Book Blurb: Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might die, but every day he also searches for—and manages to find—something to keep him here, and alive, and awake. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school—six stories above the ground—it's unclear who saves whom. And when the unlikely pair teams up on a class project to discover the "natural wonders" of their state, they go, as Finch says, where the road takes them: the grand, the small, the bizarre, the beautiful, the ugly, the surprising—just like life.Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her small Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's death. Soon it's only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a bold, funny, live-out-loud guy, who's not such a freak after all. And it's only with Finch that Violet forgets to count away the days and starts living them. But as Violet's world grows, Finch's begins to shrink.
My Thoughts: OMG OMG OMG!!! This book was so good. It was spectacular. I sat down on my bed to read it and didn't look up until two hours later when I had finished. Tears were streaming down my face, it's that emotional/well-written/beautiful. The characters were awesome and I felt like I could relate to each of them at least a little bit. The book felt really genuine, which is very important when I read a novel. The ending was really something. I honestly loved this book. I've been telling everyone I know about it and getting everyone wanting to read it, only for them to find out it doesn't come out for three months. If you get the chance to read an ARC of this novel or you wait until it's released, read it! Read it when you're happy or sad or mad, just read it. Sit down and don't get up until you know all of Finch and Violet's story. Once you've laughed and cried with them, you'll feel a little more human.
Final Rating: 11/10 stars!!!!!