All the Bright Places Mind Map

All the Bright Places
Overview
Author
Main Characters
Not Quite Romeo & Julie
After Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet at a bell tower, they explore their home state for a class project. As they grow closer and fall in love, iolet overcomes her depression—but Finch's undiagnosed bipolar disorder worsens.
Death
Exploration
A central struggle is death—battling suicidal feelings and dealing with loss.
Exploration draws the main characters together and tethers them to the present.
Secrets
Secrets about illness and abuse add to the perils Theodore Finch faces.
JENNIFER NIVEN BORN 1968
Niven began writing before age 10. She has since authored adult and teen books, as well as a web magazine and award-winning screenplay. All the Bright Places, her first young adult novel, appeared on the New York Times Best-Seller list.
Eleanor Markey
Decreased teenager; coauthored a web magazine with Violet
Violet Mark
Withdrawn aspiring writer; eventually overcomes the loss of her sister
Mr. Ted Finch
Drinks alcoho -gularly; displays traits of bipolar disorder; hits his son Theodore Finch
Theodore Finch
Lonely, abused young man; changed by his relationship with Violet
Symbols
The Waves
A novel symbolizing words and feelings Finch can relate to
The Cardinal
Represents futility nd parallels Finch's life
Eleanor's Glasses
Reflect how Violet can't move beyond her sister's death
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