My Heart and Other Black Holes

My Heart and Other Black Holes

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A stunning novel about the transformative power of love, perfect for fans of 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

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.

Publisher: New York :, Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ?2015
ISBN: 9780062324672
0062324675
Characteristics: 302 pages ;,22 cm
Alternative Title: My heart & other black holes

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China_is_the_best
May 21, 2017

My friend is reading this

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Alirox02
Apr 26, 2017

I really liked this, I'm not quite sure why, but I did.

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taylorwoods
Feb 22, 2017

Beautifully written. I was not expecting this quality of a story as well as philosophies on life hidden in a teen book.

AL_KATI Oct 21, 2016

*tears* So many tears. This book is devastating in its honesty about suicide. Remember: don't choose a permanent solution for a temporary problem.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 08, 2016

Definitely a mature read due to fact that it focus on the two main characters planning their suicide together. Told over 26 days this book is all about Aysel meeting Roman who becomes her suicide partner and together they plan their death. Over the 26 days they get to know each other, Family life, secrets and the reasons why they want to die. But then things between them change leaving them second guessing if suicide is really the answer. Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars. - @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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sandette
Jul 10, 2016

This was a heartfelt book which I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved the author's writing style, and her descriptions of depression were very well done. Including references to physics and questions was a great way to make the book more interesting- they also helped make the reader think. I highly recommend this book.

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avadair
Apr 13, 2016

I loved the simplicity and yet the intensity of the subject. Its sad to see how much our youth suffer and they feel that death is the only way out. My heart goes out to all those who are experiencing similar feelings like Aysel and Roman experienced. There is always a way out, very powerful message!

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Rajwinder1999
Dec 31, 2015

This book is my favorite. Aysel is a depressed teen who is ready to suicide. But when FrozenRobot starts giving reasons to live to Aysel she starts having second thoughts. Best book ever!

bandblair Mar 18, 2015

There are a lot of books coming out about this topic with a romance involved, but I think this one was well-done. The characters were believable.

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nidofito
Mar 07, 2015

I agree with the little statement on the cover of the book which said, "One spark can change everything." That literally was the case with Aysel, who didn't need grand proclamations of love from her family or her school mates. All she needed was that one spark, that one person who would look at her and see more than her family history. She found that spark in Roman who changed her and in turn, gave her hope to fight for him. I loved how the author described depression and what it does to a person, and the integration of physical laws and theories while explaining it all was incredibly creative and original.

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