My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Aysel is certain about one thing: she is ready to die. She just needs to decide how. While looking through online forums, she finds FrozenRobot, another teen looking for a suicide partner. FrozenRobot is perfect – he’s local, her age, and ready to kill himself. But as Aysel and FrozenRobot start to spend time together, she starts to see another side of him. Suddenly, she’s not sure she’s making the right decision.
Note: While the romance score is not quite swoon worthy, the characters are fantastic companions for each other. Their friendship is an important part of the story, and one of our favorite parts.
Aysel. Her dark humor and passion for physics is very … energetic (insert groan).
“Depression is like a heaviness that you can’t ever escape. It crushes down on you, making even the smallest things like tying your shoes or chewing on toast seem like a twenty-mile hike uphill. Depression is a part of you; it’s in your bones and your blood.”
Aysel’s many descriptions of depression are beautiful and sad.
Fun Author Fact
Jasmine Warga recently spoke at the Nova Teen Book Festival in Arlington, VA. Jess was lucky enough to hear her inspiring talk!
Read these next:
This Side of Home by Renee Watson. This is not a book about depression, but is another beautifully written piece about something you may be less familiar with: gentrification.
Is this worth a book hangover?
100% Don’t walk – RUN to your nearest bookstore and buy this beautiful piece of literature.
Post Author: Anisha Anisha adores YA romance – and thinks that all love stories should start on the beach and end with the first kiss. Jess is helping her expand her horizons with more diverse, interesting books from newer authors.