Books On Our Radar: Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
Books On Our Radar: Our Chemical Hearts
by Krystal Sutherland
Beyond the cool title and quirky plot, about first love, in all its messy, tragic glory, what drew me to feature this book was the positive buzz this one is already receiving. Did I mention this book, not yet released, is already optioned for a movie? If it’s good enough for Hollywood it’s good enough to add to your TBR. Pre-order this (sure to be a classic) before its October 4th release.
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.