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My Heart and Other Black Holes
My Heart and Other Black Holes | Jasmine Warga
Alive with intensity, gut-wrenching honesty, moments of humor, andof courseheart. Not to be missed.Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls and The Walls Around UsA stunning novel about the transformative power of love, perfect for fans of Jay Asher and Laurie Halse Anderson.Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.Theres only one problem: shes not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysels convinced shes found her solutionRoman, a teenage boy whos haunted by a family tragedy, is looking for a partner.Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each others broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together.
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triplem80
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My final #Booked2021 prompt (#Blackjack21) was also my November #doublespin pick (yay for two birds, one stone!). I enjoyed this one, but do be warned -- it's a book about suicide. I actually put this down after a really fast start as a cautionary measure because of some stuff I was going through -- but it wasn't really necessary. There is hope in here!!

@cinfhen @barbarathebibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @TheAromaofBooks

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 14mo
triplem80 @Cinfhen Thank you!!!!
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job on finishing, even if the book wasn‘t super happy! 👊🏻 14mo
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alexus_sb
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Oh gosh! I was NOT prepared for the emotional roller coaster this book took me on! In short, it was simply amazing! I really loved and felt for the characters, which made it even harder to read at times! Oh, make sure to read the TW! I don't think I would be able to recommend this book enough. It left me speechless, breathless, scared, worried, happy, angry, and every other emotion under the sun. One of my top 5-star picks for the year! #5star

Nute Seems like an important story to read. Stacking! (edited) 13mo
alexus_sb @Nute In my option it really is! But I think it would be different for everyone. If you have the time I would recommend! 13mo
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jeannasser
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I‘m kind of posting this at the last minute today so I‘m very sorry 😭😭😭😭 but here‘s mine!
Since the song is about heartbreak I decided to go with this one. Planning on reading it soon but I need to be emotionally prepared because I know it‘s really sad.
The subject matter this book deals with is a very delicate topic that may be triggering to some, so I suggest checking Goodreads if you wanna know what it‘s about 😊
#LittensDressedInBlood

MidnightBookGirl This is on my TBR list, but I will definitely make sure I'm prepared emotionally! 1y
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LeafingThroughLife
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The Kindle finally got to have its moment with my August #bookspin book. I fell in love with the two damaged, depressed characters in this book about two kids who make a suicide pact. While I think the message that love essentially is all you need to overcome depression is wide of the mark (I think that might be how we all *want* it to be), I still loved this book‘s honest portrayal of depression and the relationship the main characters have.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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LiterRohde
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“Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there's nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression.”

#QuotsyFeb20 | 28: #Polar

📷: Made with Typorama

LiterRohde While I think it is important to share, both for the writer and the reader, as I believe we can heal and learn a lot from each other‘s stories, and I do believe our experiences inform our creativity, I do kind of hate the trope of the romanticized brooding artist. 3y
Megabooks Completely agree with this comment ⬆️! I love reading the quotes you select! 3y
TK-421 I love everything about this post: the quote, the image, your comments 👏👏👏 I don‘t particularly care for that trope either. It doesn‘t do anyone any favours. I have to say that in my experience, the other side of the coin, mania, also isn‘t beautiful or mysterious. 3y
LiterRohde @TK-421 Agreed. Frustrating & Exhausting. 💯 Beautiful & Mysterious. ❌ And that doesn‘t mean that something good can‘t be made from a person‘s experience. But the thing itself is not good. 3y
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suvata
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I have very mixed emotions about this book. I already know where life has brought me and I‘ve never had a suicidal thought. On one hand, it would bother me to recommend this book to a mentally unstable teenager because they might think that a suicide pact is a great idea. On the other hand, the author handled a very though idea with thoughtfulness and hope. Maybe If a young person read this book, they may be able to help someone else who is need.

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suvata
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Continuing my TBR project:
This is the second oldest selection on my TBR list - Originally added February 5, 2015.

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Very good, insightful look at depression and teen suicide... at least in the first half. Gets a little muddled in second half when an unnecessary romance takes over.

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Shibbyfruitfly
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“I bet if you cut open my stomach, the black slug of depression would slide out. Guidance counsellors always love to say, ‘Just think positively,‘ but that‘s impossible when you have this thing inside you, strangling every ounce of happiness you can muster. My body is an efficient happy-thought-killing machine.”

- My Heart and Other Black Holes
Jasmine Warga

RaimeyGallant Truth. 4y
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Shibbyfruitfly
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“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 blood.”

- My Heart and Other Black Holes
Jasmine Warga

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Shibbyfruitfly
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I don‘t post a lot of book reviews but I felt I needed to for this. I started this book when I was in a dark place and I‘m not going to say that it brought me out of it but my own natural progression seemed to follow Aysel‘s. This is the first time I‘ve had a fictional work (book/movie/show) actually describe my experience with depression accurately. If you or someone you know has depression, I‘d suggest reading it.

CouronneDhiver Great review! A personal connection makes for an excellent recommendation 4y
Shibbyfruitfly @CouronneDhiver Thanks! I saw a few bad reviews on GoodReads where people said that it didn‘t accurately describe their experience so I thought I‘d put it out there that everyone experiences things differently (which is actually one of the points the books tried to make.) 😊 4y
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GondorGirl
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CSeydel 🙌🏻 4y
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Avis

”It seems like a place that was meant to be lonely”

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Avis
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Loved it. The parts I appreciated most, were oddly the small things Aysel would point out. Like if they teach you to look friendly without smiling in medical school. I related heavily with the characters, and Aysel‘s depression, at least for me, was represented very well.

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Tauro17717
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Jessi1230
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It's just so beautiful 🙆

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hes7
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The friendship between Aysel and Roman begins under disturbing circumstances: they decide to become suicide partners. These characters—their circumstances, feelings, and intentions—broke my heart as together, they share their stories and their pain and prepare for the big day. Through it all, Aysel‘s narration is endearing, smart, and a little humorous. I don‘t think the ending was handled in the best way, but I did enjoy this book overall.

Reviewsbylola Omg this sounds like just the type of emotional torture that I can‘t stay away from. 5y
overtheedge I hope I can find this! 5y
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ReadingRobyn
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Wow this was heavy. I liked it and the ending was great! I cried and I felt for the characters. Nicely done!

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ReadingRobyn
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Wow this was heavy. I liked it and the ending was great! I cried and I felt for the characters. Nicely done!

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ReadingRobyn
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Well I‘m going to need a happy book after this one.

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DeborahSmall
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#NuYear #IDie:YouDie
Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back......
she‘s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel‘s convinced she‘s found her solution—Roman, a teenage boy who‘s haunted by a family tragedy, is looking for a partner.

TrishB Suicide and teenagers 😢 5y
DeborahSmall @TrishB heartbreaking. I could never read this ❤️ 5y
TrishB @DeborahSmall me neither. A subject I avoid like the plague! 5y
Cinfhen It‘s definitely a tough subject to read...especially if one reads for pleasure 💔 @trishb 5y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Two depressed teens find each other on a suicide support website and make a pact to be suicide partners.
#nuyear #idieyoudie

Cinfhen I like the font on this cover, but book sounds 💔😭 5y
TrishB Teenagers and suicide definitely not my thing - when you have teenagers!! 5y
erzascarletbookgasm @Cinfhen @TrishB yeah, a grim subject matter, which is hard to read, more so what Trish said. But the subject of depression was addresssed with honesty and anyone who knows anyone who had depression could relate easily. :( 5y
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inahreads
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Yesterday, I was able to meet Jasmine Warga, author of one of my favorite books: My Heart and Other Blackholes.

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ashlinisme
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Same.

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Eggs
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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust

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Weave
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Mehso-so

95 ~ My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga (Kindle edition📱) ~ Started: 18.09.17 ~ Finished: 20.09.17
Rating: 3/5📚

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Lizabella28
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Is it just me or is YA fiction totally knocking adult fiction out the park? Or am I becoming less mature as I grow older?

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bookishcaptures21
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I really love this quick read! I'm experiencing depression/anxiety as well (but not to the point of planning suicide like Aysel) but then I met this girl that understands me and listens to my problems. She became my best friend. I can really relate to the book because when Roman came to Aysel's life, everything got better.. just like me and mah bestieeee😂❤

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Haru
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Aysel tiene 16 años y le faltan motivos para vivir. En el pueblo en el que vive, se siente juzgada por el crimen que cometió su padre y teme volverse como él. Así que busca un compañero de suicidio en internet: Roman, un chico que está igual de atormentado que ella, pero con quien logra imaginar un futuro. A medida que los dos vayan conociéndose, Aysel deberá decidir: ¿sigue queriendo acabar con todo?, ¿o prefiere ver qué les depara el futuro?⭐️⭐️

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cristiana_de_sousa
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⭐️⭐️⭐️

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stacybmartin
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#MayBookFlowers #day24 #readthisnotthat This was a hard prompt because I don't like criticizing books. But, if you're looking for a book like one of these, I much preferred My Heart and Other Black Holes. In the end, I felt it was much more hopeful. Plus, the author is local to Cincinnati and super sweet. 💙

MarriedtoMrT I didn't know she was from Cincinnati! 6y
stacybmartin @MarriedtoMrT yep - well, at least she was when I met her at Books by the Banks a couple years ago. 6y
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aneirys
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“I once read in my physics book that the universe begs to be observed, that energy travels and transfers when people pay attention. Maybe that's what love really boils down to--having someone who cares enough to pay attention so that you're encouraged to travel and transfer, to make your potential energy spark into kinetic energy.”

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LazyLibrary
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This book was not for me. Suicide is such a heavy topic, but I found myself very detached from both of the main characters. I easily tire of contemporary YA and so I feel age was a factor. Maybe 17 yr old me would find this book more sad and tragic and would be moved by the angsty teenage romance. 33 yr old me was thinking about her next read. ⭐️⭐️.5/5

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LazyLibrary
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I started this and reached about 25% but I'm feeling very indifferent. Not sure if I should continue or not?

Cinfhen I love the title, is it YA? 6y
LazyLibrary @Cinfhen yes it is. Which I'm usually good with to a certain point! 6y
Cinfhen I don't do well with YA, only a few books have been the exception. Hope it picks up for you🤞🏼 6y
LazyLibrary @cinfhen I'm getting to that point too. when I'm reading this deep and tragic teen story, full of overdone turmoil and tears, but then they break to go to gym class...🙄or the teen finds out she's really an angel being chased by a demon...but she has a chem quiz 😂 I can't. 6y
Cinfhen Hilarious 😂 exactly why I can't read YA @LazyLibrary 6y
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fraencisdaencis
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Die Sache ist die: Ich befürchte, mein Selbsterhaltungstrieb könnte sich als zu stark herausstellen. Im Grunde sind mein depressiver Kopf und mein sehr lebendiger Körper ständig im Konflikt. Womöglich gewinnt mein Körper in letzter Sekunde die Oberhand, aus irgendeinem blöden Impuls heraus, und dann habe ich es zum Schluss nur zur Hälfte geschafft.

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rhiannebrownbread
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YES YES YES. I loved this book so so sooooo much. I would say it's probably one of my favourite books ever. I loved the characters so much - I literally decided that I wanted to call my children Aysel and Roman after reading. The book perfectly touches on depression, how soul crushing and debilitating it can be. PLEASE READ.

rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#ya #youngadults #read #fiction #jasminewarga #pick #fave

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Tamysbuecherwelt
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Ein sehr schönes, kurzweiliges Buch, dass mich durchaus zum Nachdenken angeregt hat. Es ist sicher nicht perfekt, aber ich glaube, es soll auch nicht perfekt sein. Von mit ganz klar eine Leseempfehlung.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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This photo is the author's note at the end of the book and this blurb explains it much better than I could about what this books message is.

The story is about Aysel and Roman who are both dealing with depression and make a pact to commit suicide together. It is so beautifully written. It doesn't make depression seem romantic like some other books I've read have done despite what happens. This book is about being open about mental illness. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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My feet are always cold even when I have socks on but I hate wearing socks to bed for this exact reason lol.

MyNamesParadise I have to wear socks when going to bed! The covers don't warm them up enough! However, there are nights when I wake up and have to take them off!! 6y
That-Bookish-Hiker @MyNamesParadise My husband is the same way. I put my cold feet on my husband when we are in bed and he asked me why I didn't wear socks to bed and I gave him this exact reason. Lol he looked at me like I was crazy, so when I saw this I laughed out loud and shared it with him. 6y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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This book 😢.

MyNamesParadise All of that is so very true. 6y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Merry Christmas Eve! Hope everyone is having a wonderful time with people they love.

The husband and I are enjoying a stout beer from one of the local breweries while watching movies.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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TheBooktrovert
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Anyone else reading with a friend tonight?

LauraBeth Oh my goodness - what a cute face! 🐶💕 6y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Me today waiting for my book mail.

#bookwormproblems #bookmail

Reviewsbylola True true! 6y
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ayreadbooks
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Second current read. Next to The Hunger Games. YES I read two books, right after another to escape reading slump. 😁

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thebookmagpie
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Nope

BookishMarginalia And that cover... 🙁 6y
thebookmagpie @BookishMarginalia I know :( so many people said it was so good and I had such high hopes... 6y
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Niks_Nook
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Aysel.. A character who will stick with me for quite some time.

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Niks_Nook
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Book & bed