Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

Inside cover blurb:

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.


I couldn’t finish this book, even though I was already 33% finished with it, according to my Kindle. It just tried waaaay too hard to be as politically correct as possible about anything and everything- gender, disability, you name it. I’m all for social awareness in YA, but no teen would ever think or say some of things the author had written.

Plus: …still working on it.

Minus: Unrealistic and heavy handed. The author’s presence in the narrative is inescapable.

What you should read instead:

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


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