Our Chemical Hearts
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Our Chemical Hearts


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.

Title:Our Chemical Hearts
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages

    Our Chemical Hearts Reviews

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Oct 25, 2016

    This may not be the best contemporary book I have ever read, but it’s still an important book with a narrative that needed to be told. We tend to associate death with illness or age. But what about ...

  • Maram
    Apr 19, 2017

    “We were characters out of a movie. We were thoroughly alive. And we were absolutely beautiful.”This is Sutherland's debut novel?! How? What? I'm shook. I honestly don't know how I'm going to revi...

  • Solomon ~ The Bookish King
    Oct 24, 2016

    "I knew I wanted to try. She was grieving and broken and it would almost definitely end in one or both of us getting destroyed. But somethings were worth fighting for, right?"Blog Post Here: Our Chemi...

  • Holly Bourne
    Aug 13, 2016

    A really thought-provoking book. I'm not going to lie, initially I was concerned because I wasn't sure what the story was trying to do. But then it slowly snuck up on me and, by the end, proceeded to ...

  • *TANYA*
    Dec 11, 2016

    3.5 stars. I wanted to read this book because it was compared to Fault in Our Stars and Eleanor & Park, two of my most favorite books of all time. I really wanted to love this book, but I just liked i...

  • ???????????
    Apr 18, 2017

    So this is certainly not a story of love at first sight.But it is a love story.Well.Kind of.What on earth was this book?? It made me feel all these strange, strange emotions and I’m still trying to...

  • Taylor Knight
    Oct 18, 2016

    I really loved this book. It was funny and cute but it also had a lot of meaning. I loved how everything was balanced and it wasn't just a fluffy contemporary and it wasn't one of those books that wil...

  • Romie
    Nov 25, 2016

    While reading this book, I did a list of all the things that I loved about it, because I knew I would be too emotional in the end to write something. So here it is:* lots of Harry Potter references* t...

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    Aug 12, 2016

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.I liked this book but have found that it is a rather tough one for me to rate. I was initially grabbed by the awesome cover and after reading the ...

  • ~ Odette Knappers
    Jan 07, 2017

    Oh, this is such a beautiful book.When I was at 60%, I was still feeling meh about this book, it felt average.But then, oh my. This book is beautiful in a way like All the Bright Places is beautiful, ...

About Krystal Sutherland

Krystal Sutherland

Hello. It's me.I am Krystal Sutherland, writer of books. Or, more specifically, I am the writer of one lonely book, OUR CHEMICAL HEARTS, which is being published in September 2016 by Penguin in the US and ANZ, and Hot Key in the UK. I was born and raised in Townsville, in the far north of Australia. Since escaping to Sydney in 2011, I've also lived in Amsterdam, which was awesome but cold, and Hon