My Heart and Other Black Holes Book Review

November 07, 2016

My Heart and Other Black Holes

Book Synopsis:

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 Review:

Yeeeeeey! It's been a while since I finished a book again. My busy schedule at work makes it hard for me to allot time for my babies (my booooks). Anyway, so here's what I wanna share about Jasmine Warga's My Heart and Other Black Holes.

Upon reading the synopsis, it made me feel excited cause it's my first time to encounter such story line with planned death. Moreover, the story fits the generation today because of the terms used. For example, in the story, there is this thing called "Suicide Partners", which is a site for people who wanted to find a suicide partner. Basically, Jasmine based the idea of putting this term to make it more realistic for the teenager readers since they are the ones that's been active on Social Networking Sites (SNS).

Going back to the story, I like how the author used less characters with distinguished quality, making it easier for the readers to understand every scene. Aysel and Roman, the main characters were well-described, both physical and emotional characteristics. 

Furthermore, in terms of the story itself. I find it predictable, in a sense that there will be a happy ending and no one will die at the end of the story. Oooops! Sorry for the spoiler. 

And finally, another book without cliff-hanger! Yessss. I can sleep peacefully without thinking what will probably the next scene be. 

I will suggest this book to people who love teen-romance kind of books. Definitely worth reading!


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