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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

REVIEW | My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga










Trigger warning for suicide

This follows Aysel, a science nerd who battles with depression and wants to commit suicide so she starts searching for a suicide partner on a website and finds one who lives really close; Roman. Roman is a star athlete who is extremely popular, but battles with his own suicidal thoughts. The pair decides to make a Suicide Pact and decide to plan their deaths together.

This book was absolutely beautiful. First off, the writing was easy to read so the book felt like it was very fast-paced. The author put this tone in her writing that is inviting to read which made me read this in 2 sittings (which is rare for me because I haven’t picked up a book since April). I found that later, the author wrote this based on a personal traumatic experience which made the story more heart-felt than it already is.

Aysel was an admirable character. She seemed a little bit fiery and irritable at first, but in the end she had problems of her own. To be honest, I didn’t feel for her story as much as I felt for Roman because I didn’t get any backstory from her until the very end which really annoyed me. On the other hand, Roman was the highlight of this whole entire book. I loved him and my heart ached for him in every page I turn.

The contrast between the two characters was intriguing.  It was an amazing representation from the author that anyone can suffer from depression. The most popular guy in school who seems to have a perfect life can suffer from depression and contrary to that, the girl who walks the hallways with her face down while listening to the whispers of her schoolmates. It is great to shed light on the fact that you never ever know what somebody else is going through, no matter how happy or sad they seem on the outside.
I recommend this book to everyone, it’s amazingly written with very lovable characters, but be cautious, this is definitely a tear jerker. This book is extremely sad throughout the whole thing so mentally prepare for it!


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7 comments:

  1. Oh, wow, this sounds so harrowing, but at the same time it also sounds like such a good read. <3 The book cover is so pretty -- is it made of material?

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  2. I've not heard of this book before, but it sounds good! I find that books that are focused on mental health really create attachment to characters which makes them great to read!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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  3. I have heard of this book, but have read mixed reviews. I'm glad you really enjoyed it!!
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  4. I've heard of this book when it was published and I had initially wanted to pick it up but since then I've read very mixed reviews and I'm not sure I wanna read it anymore especially since my relationship with YA books haven't been very good the last year of so but hey, glad you enjoyed it taking into account you've been on a slump since April! :)

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  5. I read this book last year and while I had minor issues about it, I still enjoyed it. I'm a huge fan of suicide books. I like Aysel's development and the ending!!

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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  6. I completely agree! This was such an emotional and honestly written book. Glad you liked it as much as I did. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! <3

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

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  7. Ohhhh I keep seeing this book everywhere and it looks AMAZING but I'm scared of the sadness/feels. I'm glad you liked it, though! I hope to pick it up soon. ;-)
    -Amy

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