Tuesday, February 17

My Heart And Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart And Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 320

Summary: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.

My Thoughts:  My Heart and Other Black Holes was an interesting read! I really liked getting to know both Aysel and Roman. They both have difficult lives for them to cope with. They both have their own tragedies they are trying to get past.

Even though both were so different from one another, they were also a lot alike. They came from families who just didn’t quite understand them.

Aysel and Roman meet each other and decide to be suicide partners. They both want to die and they think they can help one another keep to that goal by doing it together.

This was a heartbreaking story.  So much happened, yet I found myself enjoying reading about them. I wanted to know how their story ended. I wanted to know how it began and how they got to where they were.

I really liked the characters. I also liked the families.  l liked the plot even though it was sad at times. I felt like they made a real difference in each other’s lives.

Overall:  I really liked this one despite its tough subject matter. I thought it was a great look on how suicidal feelings can change you. I really liked the characters and how they looked at things, was very realistic.

Cover:  Like it! I have seen a few different covers for this one and I've liked them all!

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kristy1504 said...

I just started reading this one and I'm really enjoying it so far! Glad you liked it!

Becca said...

I'm reading Kimberly Belle's The Last Breath where when Gia was a teen her father was imprisoned for her stepmother's death and he's come back home to the small town to die. When I first read the description of this book it sounded similar but the suicide thing is a quite different take after all!


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