Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes

My Heart and Other Black Holes
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don’t know how it happened. I was teetering around four stars until the very end when I knew FOUR AND A HALF was more the answer.

Aysel (pronouned UH-zel) is a very smart yet very depressed girl, looking for a suicide partner. She finds one online in a guy from the next town over in rural Kentucky, Roman. Once the deal is made, the two barrel
towards April 8th and their impending suicides.

From there, the story takes off on this twisting, and so very sad and depressive journey. Not only do we find out why these two want to end their lives, but whether they’ll survive beyond the first week of April.

I swear I have never read anything so down. I had to blink back tears quite a few times. There were moments where I thought I would put the book down and walk away, crying into a wadded up tissue. Only to return to the book, new tissue in hand, just hoping that maybe….oh please, oh please, oh please…maybe something would change for the better. Up until the end when I sat agog, staring at my kindle until the power died and the screen greyed.

And I was left to think about this book…way beyond…and I’m still thinking about this. It was unlike any YA I’ve read before. I couldn’t recommend this book more…It took my breath away.

*A BEACH READ ~ jULY 2016*

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