Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

by:  Jasmine Warga
published by:  Balzer + Bray
publish date:  February 10, 2015

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.

Aysel's father committed a murder that has haunted her town.  She feels like the darkness in her father is creeping into her and she can't bear to live a life like that.  So she has decided to kill herself, but she needs a partner to do so.  She found one online.  A partner with a tragedy of his own following him around.  However, as the two plot out their suicides Aysel and Roman begin to open up to each other and fall in love.  

This book was fairly predictable from the beginning, but I wouldn't say that in a bad way.  I kinda knew how it was going to turn out, but I wanted to see how it was going to get there.  I really enjoyed this story.  I thought it was going really depressing.  Yes, it was sad at times.  It was about two really sad people that needed help, but it wasn't a really sad story I don't think.

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