This week I'm waiting on My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga!
My Heart and Other Black Holes
Release Date: February 10th, 2015
Waited on by: Marlon
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.
I haven't actually been waiting on this book for long, I only read about it a few weeks ago but from the blurb and from the comments already made I'm super excited! Death has always played a huge part in YA novels but it's not often that its suicide, yet young adults have the highest rate of suicide. Thus, it's really cool to see the concept inside a literary landscape we're familiar with -- a budding friendship/romance over the internet from depressed individuals, with physics references and motifs? Will Grayson, Will Grayson, anyone?
What are YOU waiting on?
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