Books on our Radar- My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
I admit it was the cool title and quirky cover that first drew me to My Heart and Other Black Holes by debut author Jasmine Warga. However, when I read the heart wrenching description, I clamored to get it on my Goodreads to-read list. This book isn’t lighthearted it deals with the some very heavy topics but I get the feeling (based on all the glowing advance reviews) this one will be less about the black hole and more about the heart. Pick up a copy when it releases on February 10th!
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.