All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven- I read this for a book published this year. While I thought the writing itself was great and the book left me thinking, I was also disappointed in it. It was touted for lovers of Eleanor & Park and TFIOS (which I loved) and I really think there should be no comparison. It has a difficult subject matter, and one I feel should be addressed, but it also is very depressing and I worry about teens who do suffer from mental illness reading it.
Two stories in one. Sixty years ago, unbeknownst to Henrietta, her cancer cells are used in research throughout the world. Author Rebecca Skloot takes 10 years to research this story and gain the family's trust.