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REVIEW TIME: Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland


Join @TheBookClubs for an ‘Our Chemical Hearts’ twitter chat on Sunday 30th of October at 7PM GMT.

So remember: Twitter, 7PM GMT, @TheBookClubs and use the hashtag #BCChat to join in, see you there 🙂

Release Date: 4th October 2016
Publisher: Hot Key Books
The Book Depository

 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.


Here was my initial review on goodreads:


Overall Feelings

Uh-Oh! As you can probably tell from my Goodreads review, I wasn’t too impressed with this book. To be fair to the book, i’ve read mainly contemporary for a while now so maybe I just wanted a break from it. I felt like this book was very much a John Green-ish type book and perhaps trying too hard to be unique and quirky.

Firstly we have Henry Page, the main character who is a teenage boy who’s never found love or been in a relationship. This is until Grace Town comes along and he falls head over heels for her. She however, has a past relationship weighing her down. She dresses in boy’s clothes, has a cane and smells rather unhygienic. A mysterious character to say the least, and one who takes an interest in Henry. So the story goes from there; one scene I did love is the fishpond because that was cuuuuute!

Anyway, we have some diversity in there which is great but I was annoyed that it was all bundled up into one character, Lola Leung. Here is Lola’s introduction in the book (photo taken from Google Books).


See what I mean by bundled into one character? Other than Lola, there is Murray who is Australian but i’m still trying to work out if he’s a pipedream or something…

So, overall I enjoyed the ending of the book as the school newspaper theme is revealed and it all comes together. It really was a shining light and the best part of the book minus the fishpond I mentioned above.


I’m not gonna say I do or don’t recommend Our Chemical Hearts because we’re all different so something I didn’t like, you might love. If you like the sound of this book then go for it, give it a whirl and see what happens…

I know that The Book Club is definitely divided on this one so make sure you don’t miss our chat, the details are below to join in!


Moo Rating:

Don’t forget to join in our twitter chat featuring Our Chemical Hearts on Sunday 30th October at 7PM over at @TheBookClubs

Use the hashtag #BCChat to join in with us, see you there! 🙂


Agony Aunt Mel


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