From someone who studied and is still studying the mental health field, I want to say this book is absolutely amazing; because it's authentic. It's a heartbreaking and romantic story all in one. I love literature that proves EVERYONE is going through something. Whether you can tell from the outside or not. Never tell a child or teen or anyone "you have nothing to stress about" or "you have nothing to be upset about". This novel shows us that mental health is important and can be difficult to navigate through.
The two characters Violet and Finch both have plenty going on at home, and although their situations are different, everyday they both fight to keep living. They cling to and confide in one another, but in the end, it was much bigger than that. This book is often compared to the fault in our stars, because of the romance and heartbreaking aspects. If you love realistic and romantic books, this is for you.
"It's not what you take, it's what you leave"
"I feel a thousand capacities sprung up in me"
"you are the colors in one, at full brightness"
"What a terrible feeling to love someone and not be able to help me"
"It's not lovely to be lovely in private"