Sunday, 20 March 2016

Book Review | My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Wanga

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.

You know those books? You know what I'm talking about, right? The ones that should come with a packet of tissues, because they grab you by the feelings, and don't let go until the very last page. Well, that's what you get with this book.
It's shocking. It's emotional. It's beautifully written, and it deals with tough subjects that can be hard to tackle, and tackle well. I felt that the author handled these subjects so well. 
The characters had real depth to them, and on the whole the book didn't fall into predictability. 
What I loved, beyond all about this book, is that it was packed full of emotion from start to finish. It had this amazing character growth. It was beautifully written, and on the whole there just wasn't anything I didn't like.
This book is the kind of amazing writing that you won't want to put down. I would highly recommend you read it, especially if you love books that will make you feel things.


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