Our Chemical Hearts: A Book Review


Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

Draft Three: Because I never realized that you could fall in love with humans the same way you fall in love with songs. How the tune of them could mean nothing to you at first, and unfamiliar melody, but quickly turn into a symphony carved across your skin;  a hymn in the web of your veins; a harmony stitched into the lining of your soul.

Our Chemical Hearts is a book about a teenage boy named Henry Paige who is a film buff and a hopeless romantic, he wants to fall in love in a way like how it happens in the movies. However, that isn’t quite the case for him when he meets Grace. Grace is different to everyone else he’s ever met, for starters, she dresses in oversized men’s clothing and walks with a cane. Yet at the same time, Henry can’t stop thinking about her. Is this love, or just curiosity taking hold?

Our Chemical Hearts will keep you on the edge of your seat, not only that but you won’t want to put it down. Whether it’s a romantic relationship you’re looking for, or a friendship one, this book will have something for you.

However, it isn’t all black and white with love and friendships in Our Chemical Hearts. The road to happiness is full of twists and turns, and this is definitely full of them. The reasons for Grace being like she is isn’t what you may expect, and with Henry wanting to try and put her back together again, life isn’t as easy as what it appears to be like in the films Henry watches.

Our Chemical Hearts has been described as “John Green meets Rainbow Rowell in this heartbreaking tale of bittersweet first love.” So if that’s the kind of thing you go for in a book, then this is a must-read for you.

Written by Lucy

I listen to a lot of music and like a lot of bands, but I also do the photography thing from time to time

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