Author: Krystal Sutherland
John Green meets Rainbow Rowell in this irresistible story of first love, broken hearts, and the golden seams that put them back together again.
Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can't-eat-can't-sleep kind of love that he's been hoping for just hasn't been in the cards for him—at least not yet. Instead, he's been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything's about to change.
Grace isn't who Henry pictured as his dream girl—she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys' clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It's obvious there's something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. And yet, this isn't your average story of boy meets girl. Krystal Sutherland's brilliant debut is equal parts wit and heartbreak, a potent reminder of the bittersweet bliss that is first love.
Our Chemical Hearts is fan fucking-tastic!!! It’s filled with references to books, music, films, etc. that will make you smile big. As much as I hate to admit it I couldn't understand half of the references used.I'd be lying if I said I didn't look up a few things when I finished reading the book.One of my favorite things about Our Chemical Hearts is the fact that the whole Manic Pixie Dream Girls idea is poked and prodded at and is kinda deconstructed. It's all about how you should love a girl, not just the idea of a girl.
The characters in this story are definitely grade A. Henry is the main character and seems very genuine and not perfect.Which is what I love! I'm a huge fan of main character having flaws,
So while the main focus of this book is solving the mystery that is Grace,while Henry builds a relationship with her,I fell like there are a lot of other really great aspect to the book.Like the relationships between friends and family. Henry, Lola, and Murray had the best friendship I've read about in a long time.They are very well developed humans, with great backstories and amazing personalities.The story is excellent and makes definitely makes you think and feel all the feels.
The cover is eye catching That ending killed me I want to say I saw it coming and I kind of did but dam Krystal Sutherland killed me with that ending.Overall Our Chemical Hearts is beautiful, heartbreaking, hilarious and hella bittersweet. Our Chemical Hearts is a must read and I will happily recommend this book to anyone willing to give it a try.5/5