REVIEW: Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland


TITLE: Our Chemical Hearts

AUTHOR: Krystal Sutherland

PUBLISHER: Penguin Random House

PUBLICATION DATE: October 4, 2016


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.

(Read more for my review)


Our Chemical Hearts is a novel that proves that love is not perfect but it is (and will always be) a beautiful feeling.

This book is so heartbreaking. I felt so empty and in so much pain during and after reading it. It just feels so real. It’s like every teen’s adventure on first love. When you read it, you will definitely remember your (stupidity)  first love… like when you thought you were meant to be together. You thought that you wanna marry each other. But it turns out that you’re just a fool in love.

But this is not just a heartbreaking love story. It is also an inspiring friendship story. Henry, Lola and Murray are totally friendship goals!!! They were always there for each other, through both the good and tough times.

What I love most about this novel is that IT IS GENERALLY AWESOME. It was written in an awesome way. It has awesome characters (i.e. Henry, Henry’s friends, Henry’s parents). I also love how the characters were really easy to love. I admit that I sort of had an attachment to the characters. 😀 😀

I also think that this is more like John Green meets Jennifer Niven and Rainbow Rowell kind of book.

Our Chemical Hearts is like love… It is so beautiful that you would not mind getting hurt by it. Congratulations for this awesome debut, Krystal Sutherland!

**I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion about the book.**


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