Wednesday, April 1, 2015

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Sixteen year old, Aysel is depressed and obsessed with plotting her own death. Her fathers crime rocked the small community she lives in, her mom seldom looks at her and teen angst is getting the best of her.

She teams up with another suicidal teen she meets on an online website called, suicide partners.  Aysel and FrozenRobert make a pact to die together but as their deadlines gets closer, she begins to question if taking her life is really the answer to all her problems.

The relationship between Aysel and FrozenRobert blossoms into something beautiful, reminding you that sometime the most beautiful things can result from tragedy.

Warga's writing pulls you into this dark, depressing world. You can feel the character's pain flowing off the pages. Warga does not romanticize suicide. She tackles this sensitive subject with finesse and compassion.

Grade: A

If you are suicidal, don't hesitate to reach out for help. YOU matter. YOU are loved. YOU count!

National Foundation for Suicide Prevention has a crisis hotline call for support. 1-800-273-TALK

You can also visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website. Click HERE for more info.

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