My Heart and Other Black Holes (Jasmine Warga)

>>  Nº 38 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A book that made you cry <<



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—Roman, a teenage boy 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.

*Warning – minor Spoilers*

This book made me cry… not the “sobbing, tears rolling uncontrollably” kind of cry. But that one “that you don’t even realize it’s happening until everything starts to get wet” kind of cry. I was so glad when I found this book on the same day I got to São Paulo, and I just knew I wanted to read it right away, and man, I was not disappointed!

Words cannot describe how beautiful this book is. Literally, there are no words!

I had never read a book about depression and teen suicide, so I’m so glad that this book even exists. I loved the Physics analogies, specially the Relativity theories, because it’s so true, everything depends on the perspective of who’s living/seeing it.

I also know that not all stories end as well as this one does, but it would be nice if they did.

I can’t wait for Jasmine Warga to publish something else, because I’m sure it will be amazing!

Rating: 4.7 Stars