Sunday, March 5, 2017

New to Our Shelves!


Our Chemical Hearts

By Krystal Sutherland
What would you think of a girl who mysteriously showed up at your school dressed head to toe in boy’s clothes, had the most unkempt and ratty hair, and walked with a cane? In Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland, Henry Page was put in the same position. Henry noticed Grace and, like everyone else, initially wondered how much of a complete weirdo she had to be to walk (or hobble, in this case) into a new school in her senior year, reeking heavily of men’s cologne and wearing baggy boys clothes. But unlike everyone else, he also wondered about how someone so odd could be someone he found himself unwillingly growing more and more attracted to.
Our Chemical Hearts was published on October 4th, 2016 by G.P Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers. My favorite character in this book had to be Murray, Henry’s redundantly Aussie slang speaking friend. Murray has the urge to speak entirely in slang from down under, much to everyone's dismay. He says it's because the ladies love the accent even though he is perfectly able to speak in a regular tongue. I find so much enjoyment when reading about him, due to his comically Aussie advances towards each and every character. The author probably added Murray into the book due to the heavy-hearted tone the book quickly takes up.  Comic relief was vital to the plot.
This book would be a hard 4/5 stars. I recommend this to people who like the dark and twisted Shakespearean-feeling type of book. Thank you to Jamie Miller @brokeandbookish for sharing this book with us!

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Review by Ariana P.

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