Dec 11, 2016

Our Chemical Hearts.

our chemical hearts.
krystal sutherland.

Publisher G.P Putnam's Sons Books. 
Publication Date: October 4,2016.
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|313
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.

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. 

There are a lot of emotions that are going through me right now, after reading this book. I have been wanting to read for a while but was on wait list for a while. I have heard about this book for couple months now and of course the curiosity got the best of me. Plus the title, OUR CHEMICAL HEARTS how can you not be curious about it? Along with cover, when I came across it, wasn’t like any other YA love story It had fish on the cover, blue fish and that had me wondering if there was some meaning behind it. Once I read Henry and Grace story, both the cover and the title made sense, it fit the story perfectly. It fit Grace and Henry’s connection perfectly. Besides people talking about, cover and title what had captured my attention and I am glad that it did. OUR CHEMICAL HEARTS was incredible, had me wishing that I wasn’t so busy at work so had more time to read it. I was drawn into Henry and Grace’s story.

Grace and Henry isn’t like other YA love story, it deals with a lot of heartbreak and pain. At least that the feeling that I got from the story. I could tell that there was some connection with two of them from time that they met. I had my doubts that Grace cared for Henry, especially considering how she lost her boyfriend not that long ago. As time passed and as two of them spend time with one another, I could tell that she cared for him even if it didn’t seem like it. I did feel bad for Henry, she was up and down with him. One day she kisses him, the next she keeps her distance as if she couldn’t make up her mind. I got that feeling that she didn’t love him way he loved her. Maybe she was afraid to let him in, or maybe it was because she was still hanging on her dead boyfriend. I never did figure that part out. It did not have the end you suspect it did and that’s what I loved about because it was unique, unexpected.

Hard for me to believe that OUR CHEMICAL HEARTS was KRYSTAL SUTTERLAND debut novel because her writing was incredible. Reading it, you will go on journey along with both Henry and Grace and will connect to them and find yourself imagine everything that happens, feel all their thoughts, feelings. There were few slow parts in the book but those picked up fast. I couldn’t get enough of this story. It was heartbreaking yet astonishing novel about first love, broken hearts and learning to let go.


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