Our Chemical Hearts

Krystal Sutherland
Mar 2, 2017

Henry Page has never been in love, and he's fine with it. He's much happier focusing on college and the future, and becoming the newspaper editor at his school. When Grace Town walks into Henry Page's school one day, he practically overlooks her. Were it not for her rather oversized boy's clothes and the cane she walks with, he may have ignored her completely. But their paths cross in the form of the newspaper, and sparks fly, and Henry's about to learn for the first time just how stunning and disastrous love can be.

Honestly, I didn't expect much from this book. I just assumed it would be a very cliche and typical teen romance with an unrealistic take on relationships. However, I am very happy to say that I was proved wrong by Our Chemical Hearts. It was wonderfully written, funny, insightful, and nearly impossible to put down. The fantastically accurate description of first love was a beautiful and heart-wrenching roller coaster that I never wanted to end. Another great aspect was an accurate representation of an LGBT character who wasn't just their sexual orientation, but also got to be a person. I absolutely loved this book.

Teen readers who enjoy romance books without the cliche, typical ending, and anyone who liked Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, would like this book.

Written by
Ellianna from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC

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