Mit hjerte og andre sorte huller
Title: My Heart and other Black Holes
Author: Jasmine Warga
Published in English: 2015
Dansk titel: Mit hjerte og andre sorte huller
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2015
Forlag: Nyt Nordisk Forlag
Finished Reading: Januar 2019
Genre: YA, Romance & Realism
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) 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. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince
The title of the book is perfect!
I’ve thought about buying the book so many times it became clear that now I finally had to. I had expectations that were sky high and the book didn’t let me down, frankly, I was pissed at myself for not reading it sooner, but now that I’ve read it I can recommend it to other readers out there, so that’s’ what I’m going to do!
The main character is such a realistic character it was difficult to think of her as a character in a book rather than the neighbor’s daughter. At times, the story is very dark and I like that! The author isn’t afraid with being straightforward and direct. The book makes you laugh, cry and bite your nails with anxiety. I know its difficult mixing suicide thoughts with laughter but Warga has proven it’s doable! Roman was an amazing character as well, the way both he and Aysel developed throughout the book was phenomenal. Not just the two main characters but also the rest of the character appearing in the book had a purpose, and a different “face” they were all very different and very much alive in my mind.
Language wise it’s super easy to read and the plot is amazing! I read it in one go, I just couldn’t put down the book until I found out the ending for our Aysel and Roman. It was a rollercoaster of emotions and once I finished I didn’t know what to feel to be honest. However, it’s worth every minute and hour of your life. It tackles subjects such as suicide and depression and could be used in terms of helping others out, give them hope! People can learn so many things from reading this book.
The book had so many different elements to it that I think it’ll be difficult to stock back on the shelf and forget. I feel sad for the people whom won’t be getting the experience that I’ve gotten and lots of others has, so I do hope this review has awoken your interest and that you’ll end up reading it!