Our Chemical Hearts
By, Krystal Sutherland
Published by G.P Putnam’s Sons
Published on 10-4-16
A stunning tale of new love, “Our Chemical Hearts” is filled with equal parts first love and heartbreak. Add a dash of mystery and sprinkle on some silliness and you have a perfect recipe for disaster and ruin. But isn’t that what young love is all about?
I adored the premise for this book. It felt like The Fault in Our Stars meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The main character, Henry Page, is both likeable and strange. The way he narrates the story makes it easy to follow and become deeply invested in his world; he’s just weird enough to relate to. As far as his love interest, (Grace Town) there’s a bit of mystery that surrounds her. However, by the end, as the author starts to reveal Grace’s secretive ways, I wasn’t at all surprised. I was hoping for a bigger plot twist or wow factor.
Krystal Sutherland writes in a way that you can’t help but fall in love with her characters and the world they live in. In all honesty, my favorite character was Lola or La. I could use a whole spin off of this character in my life. She is the epitome of a bad ass high schooler and I want more of her.
I appreciate the story that was told in Our Chemical Hearts. The revelation that you should not fall in love with the idea of things but rather, fall in love with the things themselves. Especially for the younger generations, where things are always changing, it’s important to remember what is real versus what is simply a perception.
I received a copy of Our Chemical Hearts from First To Read in exchange for an honest review.