Title: My Heart and Other Black Holes
Author: Jasmine Warga
Published: February 10th 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray
Page Count: 302 pages
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Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.
There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner.
Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.
INITIAL THOUGHTS: I have been eyeing this book in my shelf for months now but I was never prepared to pick it up for some reason and now has come the time that I did. This book kinda reminds me of An Abundance of Katherines, just because of a nerd-ish character that’s about to fall in love with a non-nerd character. But let’s see how this goes!
This book is one of a kind and it has filled up my heart and other black holes in the universe. BEST CONTEMPORARY ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS SO FAR!
Plot – 25%
Characterization – 25%
Writing Style – 20%
Book Cover Relevance – 5%
Feels – 15%
Shareability – 10%
TOTAL – 100%
JUST READ IT WILL YOU? SO WE CAN CRY IN RIVERS TOGETHER!