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Henry Page ještě nikdy nebyl zamilovaný. Je beznadějným romantikem, který stále čeká, že se jeho první velká láska objeví na scéně ve zpomaleném pohybu, srdce vynechá úder, vše bude podkreslovat instrumentální hudba. Proto když se z ničeho nic objeví ve škole Grace Townová, neupravená holka chodící o holi a v klučičím oblečení, Henry jen stěží může tušit, že se má jeho živHenry Page ještě nikdy nebyl zamilovaný. Je beznadějným romantikem, který stále čeká, že se jeho první velká láska objeví na scéně ve zpomaleném pohybu, srdce vynechá úder, vše bude podkreslovat instrumentální hudba. Proto když se z ničeho nic objeví ve škole Grace Townová, neupravená holka chodící o holi a v klučičím oblečení, Henry jen stěží může tušit, že se má jeho život obrátit naruby. Grace, polámaná dívka s tajemnou minulostí, zbortí Henryho dosavadní představy o lásce a ukáže mu, že mezilidské vztahy jsou složité, krásné i pomíjivé stejně jako výbuchy hvězd ve vzdálených galaxiích....

Title : Láska v prachu hvězd
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ISBN : 9788075492852
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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Láska v prachu hvězd Reviews

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2019-01-07 05:28

    One of those, "Why did I take so long to read this book?" This book broke my heart a little bit. I loved Henry and Grace's characters so much. I loved Henry's friends so much. But, the story was just so freaking sad. I wanted to know, had to know, what happened to Grace to make her the way she was in the book. Why was she so unkempt, why did she wear men's clothes, why didn't she bathe that often, why did she walk with a limp? I had a couple of different scenario's and it finally came together I guess half-way through the book. I get invested in my books. I feel things when I read them and I empathize with what is written. This book is no exception, it tore at my heart strings for three people that couldn't be . . . .It was beautiful and sad and wonderful all at the same time. Fin . . .MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List

  • LolaReviewer
    2019-01-19 06:13

    This may not be the best contemporary book I have ever read, but it’s still an important book with a narrative that needed to be told. We tend to associate death with illness or age. But what about unpredictable deaths? Those are the worst kind. One day you’re sitting on the couch, watching a movie, and suddenly the telephone rings.It’s unexpected, but whatever, you pick it up. Who’s at the end of the call? A police officer, telling you a relative died.Let me go back, that is not exactly the worst kind. The worst kind is being the survivor of an accident that took a loved one’s life. Why am I talking about this? What does it have to do with the book?Everything. Henry falls in love with the new girl, Grace. She’s not exactly sexy with her boy clothes and untidy hair. But she’s new and mysterious and those are two qualities that would attract anyone’s attention.Henry wants to date her. Badly. But he can’t figure her out, so he tries to dig deeper. By doing that, he is exposed to more information than he intended to find. Is //// the reason why Grace moved here, why she changed so strikingly much?It’s an engaging story that, again, needed to be told. It conveys a powerful message, especially in today’s society. We expect so much of people, more than they can give us. We also make our own idea of someone, or fall in love with a version of them we fabricated in our minds, but that isn’t the real them.It’s important to limit our expectations. I once had a teacher who told me, ‘‘You can’t expect people to love you, unless they are your parents,’’ and I fully agree. Henry was right to feel interested in Grace – that’s natural human behaviour – but it hit him hard to learn what she was trying to conceal from him and that may have been his fault for idealizing Grace.My problem is with the character of Henry. He was indeed engaging – but maybe too much. It felt as if he was performing for us, the readers. He did not have that realistic quality to him that I try to look for in all my heroes and heroines. His interactions with his parents, friends and even, at times, Grace were not authentic ones either. Only in comedy movies do I witness parents being so nonchalant or friends acting so melodramatically and enthusiastically. But maybe I’m just a cynic? No sé.Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’

  • Maram
    2018-12-28 09:22

    “We were characters out of a movie. We were thoroughly alive. And we were absolutely beautiful.”This is Sutherland's debut novel?! How? What? I'm shook. I honestly don't know how I'm going to review this beautifully written book. There's just no way I could do it justice but I'll try my very best to at least show my love for it :) One word that stood out for me throughout this entire reading experience is smart. This book is so realistically smart, like does that even make sense? It’s filled with references to books, music, films, etc. that will make you smile big. Tbh, I couldn't understand half of the references used but pffft it didn't matter to me because I know at the back of my head that I won't tire from re-reading this over and over again in a few years time. Anyways, ummm these kids are 17 years old??? They shouldn't be allowed to think, talk, and act the way they did (I'm jk, I'm jk). For real though, I think this book did wonderfully in showcasing how experiences can change/shape your life and that people around you ought to be mindful of it. Henry, our main character, is one that has a thoughtful mind and a heart of gold. I haven't read many contemporaries that's solely from male perspectives but from what I remember, nothing really stuck with me until he came along. “I considered tacking an x onto the end of the message, but I didn’t quiet know if we were at that level yet, and the thought of the x not being reciprocated was enough to discourage me from typing the x, so I didn’t.”Before I summarize this story, I want to mention that I happened to skim the synopsis only after I bought the book so it was sort of a blind purchase. From what little I've gathered, it sounded like Henry wanted to concoct “love experiments” in his last year of high school. Aaand that kinda worried me because I thought that Grace would resemble Margo from Paper Towns and/or that it would be similar to The Rosie Project... to which I found both boring and quiet irritating so I went in with super low expectations. Consequently, it’s fitting to say that I should stop skimming blurbs from now onwards because I was no where close to my initial understanding :))SYNOPSISHenry is a high school senior who’s content with focusing on his grades rather than getting in trouble. He’s been working his butt off to become the editor of his school's newspaper since he was a freshman. True to that notion, he's never had actual crushes and only ever kissed his best friend Lola, who came out gay within 2 weeks of their shared kiss. Nevertheless, being a hopeless romantic and all, he's determined to find love that is similar to what his parents has. “It wasn’t their Nicholas Sparks-esque, so-perfect-it-kind-of-makes-you-sick relationship that I loved most about them. It was the way they were. I’d seen hormonally ravaged teenagers who weren’t as giddily in love as my parents, and—instead of making me dry retch, like it was apparently supposed to—I loved their love.”Meet Grace Town: the new girl school who walked into Henry's first period class “on the third Tuesday of the year” and captured his attention for wearing baggy boy's clothing, walks with a cane and for looking “unclean and unhealthy”. The story sets off when their teacher assigned them to work together in their school's upcoming newspaper and being an enigma that she is, Henry is all in to try and uncover her mysteries. Little did he know that he'd be in for one hell of a ride. ......Overall, for such a short contemporary, we have a content that’s real and packed with bittersweet moments. I'm not sure if there are triggers in here as I'm really bad at picking them out but it does touch upon sensitive subjects (nothing overdone though). Besides that, there are lots of beautiful and thought-provoking liners as well as multiple adventures to embark on. The characters in this book were such a joy to read about: there is of course, Henry, my forever and always bby. His family, his two best friends (Lola and Murray). Their friendship is literally goals. There is also Grace, whom I grew to love, she made me cry 27836623 times and some side characters that I won't mention because spoilers?? Idk. “Lola and I both highly believed in the value of metaphorical gifts, so while everyone else saw a demonic-looking cat skeleton dripping wax on the package, Lola saw the message: Our friendship is like this feline-shaped candle—burn away all the sh*t, and you and me are still solid underneath. Always.”Not to also mention that the dialogue between these characters were all spot on, I didn't experience a single dull moment. Furthermore, this book incorporated text messages, some powerpoint slides and a letter from a type machine *wink wink for those who have already read it*. Lastly, I didn't anticipate the ending and ... I'll just leave it at that :) I laughed. I cried. I loved. I hated. I enjoyed this book way more than I expected to and highly recommend it to everyone, including contemporary haters *I see you :))* “Stories with happy endings are just stories that haven’t finished yet.”

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    2019-01-10 05:16

    This book is so messed up and hence I love it. I'm actually really proud of me because I picked it up on a SUPER WHIM after having owned it on my TBR for like...a year? No really. I won it when it first came out. But anyway. I didn't really know what it was about, but it is not (as I first suspected) either about (a) cute fluffy fish, or (b) fanfic for My Chemical Romance. Startling information.It's basically a story about what love is and poisonous relationships. And a lot of time I found myself reading and going "this is so messed up and I'm not enjoying this" and I was going to rate it 3-stars. But you know what? When the heck were books supposed to be full of characters making good decisions?? Because real life ain't like that. And I quite liked the conclusions everyone came to at the end, regarding the very poisonous relationship of Henry (our narrator) and Grace.I also laughed. A LOT. It's like paying homage to the internet all the time!! The dialogue was so funny I kind of snorted out loud and lost 4% of my dignity. But it was for a good cause. Henry was entirely adorkable. He was so funny, witty, and stupid and happy. I actually like reading about the flippant frolicsome boys on occasion?! He's a breath of fresh air! He is also such an idiot when it comes to romance that I wanted to slap him with a wet noodle. Also he burns a book at one stage and I'm not going to forgive him. But anyway. While I hated him for literally ever interaction with Grace, I think he was super well written and enjoyable. Like no joke, take out Grace from this book and it would've been perfect. HAR HAR. Okay and pointless but whatever.SMOL LIST OF THINGS I'M NOT HAPPY WITH HOWEVER:• it kind of plays with a few tropes to be funny but I think it wasn't funny. Like Henry's best friend, Lola, is a lesbian but they joke that she kissed Henry and then came out as queer. It's a JOKE and Henry rebuffs it later. But IDK, mate. Sometimes just leave problematic jokes alone?• Speaking of me just saying "Mate" ironically...there is an Aussie character who is SO CLICHE IT'S PAINFUL. He's written to be like that and he's like intentionally being a huge Aussie stereotype. But the author is frikkin Aussie!! Also why is this book all about Americans when the author is Aussie!!• There are a LOT of long soliloquies on love at the end and they felt entirely unrealistically said. Like people don't just sit down and bust out so many truths so eloquently.• Speaking of busting out truths: Grace (who we've established, is an eggplant of distaste) is all up at Henry for wanting to write out his thoughts instead of give them "raw and true" and I call the BS. It is not a failing of you as a human if you cannot speak as well as you can write. BUT THEN GRACE WAS A PILE OF BS SO I THINK WE'VE ESTABLISHED THIS.• Henry at one point SAYS that he loves the Grace in his imagination, not the true messed up Grace. And I just don't think teenage boys are so self aware. I have a brother, ok. He used to deny that he smelled and like...mate.A smol note on Grace, however. I'm ranting, but like I GET IT. She was suffering. She has a Tragic Backstory™ and she needed help and as much as I'm calling her an egg, she was very well written...but just full shout here: there is literally no excuse in the world ever that your pain gives you rights to hurt other people. It's just a solid No™ from me. (view spoiler)[I wish Henry had never forgiven her at the end haha. BUT I'M SO FRIKKIN' PLEASED THEY BROKE UP I CAN'T EVEN. Also, randomly: if you wearing your dead boyfriend's close (yes, Grace, speaking to thee) they will stink. It's not just about "oh this is dirty with a stain". It would frikkin' stink. (hide spoiler)]ANYWAY! Long and rambly review to say, this book is about teenagers who are hot messes and I quite enjoyed it. Henry, Lola, and Murray's friendship was phenomenal. Henry has hilarious and awesome parents. The dialogue and witty banter IS SO GOOD I CAN'T EVEN. The ending is just right. And it manages to both be lighthearted and painfully serious at the same time.Also the cover lies. There are not 6 fish in this book. There are 2 and one of them is murdered. (Unless you count the trip to the fishpond and I don't.)

  • Holly Bourne
    2018-12-31 04:07

    A really thought-provoking book. I'm not going to lie, initially I was concerned because I wasn't sure what the story was trying to do. But then it slowly snuck up on me and, by the end, proceeded to gouge out my soul. A brilliant, cutting, moving (and yet hilarious) smack-down of Manic Pixie Dream Girls - and how you should love a girl, not just the idea of a girl.

  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    2019-01-11 02:24

    Have you ever read a book and felt like you wrote it? I know this sounds too egotistic, ambitious, haughty [insert other synonyms here] of me and I hope the author doesn’t condemn me but if I could write even just half as good as Ms. Krystal Sutherland, this book for me feels like I wrote it. As I was reading, it felt like my ideas, my thoughts, my references were all pouring out in the pages of the book which makes me feel both weird and amazed seeing that I didn’t write it. Winning line to skip a class: “My teenage hormones have rendered me too emotionally fragile to be in a learning environment right now.”Lol!Of course I don’t necessarily agree with the “chemical hearts” theory and that love can easily be explained by Science, but I could easily imagine creating these characters myself. I could practically imagine myself giving these characters their lines, their inner conflicts, their actions. Suffice it to say that I loved the writing and I felt very connected not only to the characters but to the entire story as well. It’s so easy liking a story especially when told by a geeky but definitely not unattractive young man who for the first time in his life has fallen in love. It’s both sweet and heartbreaking and even though the main premise is quite very angsty and very, very sad (minor waterworks involved), it was written in a smart, funny and relatable way.“We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy, Grace. Reading Harry Potter is what is right.”I wasn’t a bit irritated because of its relevance and because half of the time, I’m cracking up over the quirks of the characters. This has been a very impressive debut novel, an important read and I’m certainly looking forward to reading the next books the author writes.

  • *TANYA*
    2018-12-25 02:12

    3.5 stars. I wanted to read this book because it was compared to Fault in Our Stars and Eleanor & Park, two of my most favorite books of all time. I really wanted to love this book, but I just liked it. It was too quirky, bordering on silly, if you edit all that, this book would have been fantastic.

  • maymay ☕
    2019-01-21 04:23

    So this is certainly not a story of love at first sight.But it is a love story.Well.Kind of.What on earth was this book?? It made me feel all these strange, strange emotions and I’m still trying to figure it out????Our main character, Henry, is a loveable child who is a total hopeless romantic ((basically me)) and meets this very odd girl, Grace Town, at school. She’s totally weird, and in the most fascinating of ways. She hobbles in the room with a cane and prominent limp, her hair is choppy as if she took a scissors to it herself ((while she was blindfolded)), she refuses to write EVER, she owns a car that she doesn’t EVER drive, and is so existential is kinda depressing. But in her strangeness, she is beautiful. Let me just point out that this was Krystal Sutherland’s DEBUT novel, like wow, lady, I’m impressed. The friendships in this book, mainly Murray ((this sweet kid honestly)) and Lola ((her brotp with Henry is so much goals)) was honestly a highlight to my day. They’re hilarious and real and annoying and loving and basically everything you want in best friends. Also, Henry’s relationship with his older sister, Sadie, is beautiful. Everything about this book is dismal and beautiful and hilarious just read it and laugh and tear up and be shook at all the events that take place.((im kinda rusty on the details of this book bc I’ve been putting off this review for years so like forgive me kay??? Kay))But love is scientific, man. I mean, it’s really just a chemical reaction in the brain. Sometimes that reaction lasts a lifetime, repeating itself over and over again. And sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it goes supernova and then starts to fade. We’re all just chemical hearts. 4 stars!!

  • Romie
    2018-12-25 01:07

    While reading this book, I did a list of all the things that I loved about it, because I knew I would be too emotional in the end to write something. So here it is:* lots of Harry Potter references* tackle the ‘not like the other girls’ trope* makes it really clear that you don’t choose your sexuality - hell yeah* Grace & Henry’s conversations via Facebook are everything ! * Grace and I have the same favorite song ;)* Henry’s parents are so dang cool, so is his big sister Sandie* the trio formed by Henry, Murray and Lola is precious* the ‘manic pixie dream girl’ trope is totally destroyed * gender equality all the way !!* so many references from amazing books !* shows that mourning isn’t an easy process, because when you lose someone you loved to death, it’s not only her/him that you lose, but also the future you would have had with her/him* shows that you can’t fall in love with an idea of someone and then expect things to be fine, either you love someone for who she/he is or you just don’t* gosh reading what Grace thought about Dom made me cry so much, I can’t handle so much pain* you can love someone as hard as you can, sometimes it won’t last forever, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t real or worth it* “All love is equal in the brain.”In the end, I’m juste extremely grateful this book exists.Update 30.03.17 - I don't know why but I keep thinking about this book... okay maybe it's because it just came out in French so every time I go to my bookstore I see it, but this book was just amazing and I need everybody to know it.

  • Taylor Knight
    2018-12-29 08:08

    I really loved this book. It was funny and cute but it also had a lot of meaning. I loved how everything was balanced and it wasn't just a fluffy contemporary and it wasn't one of those books that will leave you feeling like you got ran over by a train. It was the perfect mix of funny and serious. I loved the characters so much and even the secondary characters were really amazing and well written. I thought the characters had interesting and different perspectives. They weren't like any characters that I've read about before and I really appreciated that. Overall, Our Chemical Hearts is a great read. It's so well written and original. If you're looking for a new favorite contemporary, definitely pick up Our Chemical Hearts.

  • Suzanne
    2018-12-28 07:11

    This was one of the most beautiful books I have ever read! The story is a coming of age one that brings you on an emotional journey that will have you so engrossed in SO many emotions. The dialogue in this book is some of the funniest exchanges! This is a short book so if you do not want a long drawn out read I highly recommend you pick it up. Was so good!

  • ✨ k i t k a t
    2019-01-06 07:10

    Our Chemical Hearts was one of those heart wrenching books that leaves an imprint on your heart. It’s about first loves, grief, friendship – told by a witty narrator who I absolutely adore, Henry Page you sweet precious cinnamon roll deserve all the love in the world.This book was lovely and frustrating at the same time, half the time I was smiling happily because everything was going good and the next time I was getting so frustrated I was almost crying, this book messed with my emotions bad, it was definitely a bittersweet read.Henry is by far my favourite character in this book, I absolutely loved everything about him, he was witty and awkward and I just love him. Grace is deeply broken over a tragedy that happened in her life before she met Henry. Grace I didn’t like, I’m sorry I couldn’t relate to her what so ever, I didn’t like her at all to be honest, I understood that she was going through so much but I didn’t think that it made it okay for her to treat/m mess around Henry quite as much as she did.Not only were the main characters well developed as were the side characters, Henry’s best friends and his family were so interested and I loved reading about them, especially his best friends they were so funny 😊If you are looking for an emotional and though provoking read then this book is for you, although I didn’t love all the characters I still enjoyed this book immensely, the characters are awesome, the writing is captivating and the story is truly something, if you haven’t read this already you should 😊♕For more reviews, recommendations and bookish chats head over to my blog ♕

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    2019-01-18 06:26

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.I liked this book but have found that it is a rather tough one for me to rate. I was initially grabbed by the awesome cover and after reading the description, I just had to read it. There were things that I really liked about it and other parts that just didn't do a lot for me. I have been wavering between 3 and 4 stars and have finally settled on a 4 star rating since it was a rather enjoyable read overall. It was a really quick read that took a few turns that I didn't expect.I loved the characters in this book. Henry was great. I loved him and his group of friends. His parents and sister were also quite amazing. I wasn't as sold on Grace. From the beginning of the book, it was very obvious that Grace was keeping something major to herself so it is no wonder that her character was more of a mystery. I did enjoy the interactions between Henry and Grace when they were together.The main focus of this book is really solving the mystery that is Grace and Henry builds a relationship with her. Grace does have some tragedy in her past which is greatly impacting her present. Henry is patient and tries to be there for Grace even though he wants to move forward and focus on a future with her. For Henry, Grace becomes his total focus often to the detriment of other things in his life. In addition to being a story of first love, Henry learns a lot about himself, his family, and his friends over the course of the story.I would recommend this book to others. I do think that this book is appropriate for older teens. There are some elements to the story that younger teens may not be ready for including drinking and sexual situations. This is the first book by Krystal Sutherland that I have read and I plan to look for her work in the future.I received an advance review copy of this book from G. P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers via First to Read for the purpose of providing an honest review.Initial ThoughtsI liked this one. It was a little different than I had expected with great characters.

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    2019-01-08 02:04

    This is the second book in a row that I've read that I thoroughly enjoyed, but still had a handful of problems with it. I loved the writing and the humor, but the whole 'trying to cancel out the manic pixie dream girl by calling her a manic pixie dream girl over and OVER' thing was too much. Same thing with the racism. The main character calls out the racism.... but then continues to call a character named Seeta Ganguly, Sugar Gandhi instead of her actual name. Those two things really rubbed me the wrong way and took away from what I think was otherwise a phenomenal debut novel and an amazing insight into first love and love lost. Would have been 5 stars, but I'm taking off a star for each issue. Here's hoping I find her next book a little less problematic because this one had SO much potential.

  • Vitor Martins
    2019-01-06 05:12

    Quando li a sinopse desse aqui, torci o nariz achando que não seria muito o meu tipo de livro (garota esquisita com passado misterioso, garoto virgem e romântico, os dois se apaixonam e experimentam o amor de uma forma que nenhum outro adolescente experimenta, fim) mas eu estava TÃO ENGANADO. A química que há entre nós tem esses elementos mas a autora usa todos eles de uma forma muito criativa, diferente e bonita. É um livro, apesar de ser um pouco previsível em alguns aspectos, me manteve preso do começo ao fim porque os personagens são tão carismáticos!A voz narrativa do Henry é muito divertida. Ele é um desses jovens com alma de velho e isso reflete muito no seu vocabulário, nos seus hábitos e na maneira como ele se apaixona pela Grace. A Grace, de início, me irritava bastante mas conforme eu fui conhecendo a história dela, foi impossível não ficar com o coração partido e sentir a dor dela.Os personagens secundários também brilham muito (MUZ MOZÃO DEMAIS, PLMDDS) e eles dão muita força para a narrativa, principalmente na hora de deixar a história mais leve com diálogos muito engraçados (sério, eu me diverti MUITO com os diálogos desse livro haha. A Lola é maravilhosa!!!!)No geral, esse não é o MELHOR YA CONTEMPORÂNEO e ele também não chega a ser INOVADOR AS FUCK mas é uma leitura gostosa, com uma visão muito interessante sobre o amor e um final que me fez fechar o livro e gastar meia horinha pensando na vida. Recomendo!Nota sobre a edição brasileira: A tradução está INCRÍVEL. Sabe aquelas traduções que você nem percebe que o livro foi escrito em outra língua? Adorei!Nota sobre eu berrando quando li a autora citando Morning Star nos agradecimentos: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Odette Knappers
    2019-01-05 03:16

    Oh, this is such a beautiful book.When I was at 60%, I was still feeling meh about this book, it felt average.But then, oh my. This book is beautiful in a way like All the Bright Places is beautiful, but the book is still very different. I like the point of view, from the guy, but that did not felt like this is how a guy would feel and think, but rather how a female want a guy to think and feel and all.That point where this book grabbed me and touched me and made me cry (yep), oh gosh. The feels. I love this book.

  • Fleurine
    2019-01-12 08:23

    JA JA JA JE MOET DIT LEZEN. Nieuw favoriet boek erbij. Ik heb net Krystal ontmoet en ze is zo onwijs lief en mooi en omg. Het boek is zo mooi en rauw geschreven. Het was lastig om het droog te houden. Lees dit! Als liefhebber van waar het licht is van Jennifer Niven, is dit echt ook geweldig. 1000 hartjes hiervoor.

  • Ellis
    2018-12-22 05:22

    Ik had zo halverwege dit boek nooit verwacht dat ik voor dit boek zou vallen. Maar ineens was daar iets, en viel ik. Viel ik hard.

  • Mafi
    2019-01-21 07:22

    Há amores que não são feitos para dar certo, por muito que se ame."Além disso, como é que ela pode ser a tua alma gémea? Não me disseste que ela nunca tinha lido o Harry Potter? Queres mesmo passar o resto da tua vida com uma pessoa dessas? Quer dizer, pensa nos teus filhos, por amor de Deus. Em que tipo de ambiente é que eles iriam crescer com uma mãe assim?"(...)O livro começa logo por ser diferente dos típicos young-adults por ser contado pelo ponto de vista do rapaz e não da rapariga, como é habitual. Aqui temos Henry Page, um jovem normal, com uns pais hippies e uma melhor amiga lésbica, e com poucas experiências amorosas na sua curta vida e todas elas traumatizantes. Até ao dia em que chega Grace Town. Ela é esquisita, veste-se com roupas masculinas e usa uma bengala como apoio e não parece ser muito sociável e Henry apaixona-se por ela, embora não tenham nada em comum.(..)Convém dizer que o livro tem inúmeras partes de comédia, eu fartei-me de rir com os pais do Henry e com a melhor amiga dele a Lola. Estes momentos também deram um melhor equilíbrio à narrativa o que me agradou imenso, não ser só focada no Henry e na Grace.É um young-adult diferente, fala sobre luto, sobre dor, perda, mágoa...mas também fala sobre a primeira paixão e como não é necessário arriscar tudo quando não vale a pena.Fiquei agradada com esta estreia e adorei todas as referências a Harry Potter, aconselho pela diferença neste tipo de livros.Opinião completa: http://algodaodoceparaocerebro.blogsp...

  • Joanne Freitas
    2019-01-21 04:04

    "O amor não precisa de durar uma vida inteira para ser real. Não se pode avaliar a qualidade de um amor pela extensão, pelo tempo que ele dura. Tudo morre, incluindo o amor. Às vezes, morre com uma pessoa, outras vezes, morre por si próprio. Não lamentes um amor falhado, isso é uma coisa que não existe. No cérebro, todos os amores são iguais."

  • Bec
    2019-01-17 08:27

    This was such a wonderfully (often hilariously) narrated YA contemporary that I did not expect to adore, but Henry was too honest not to love and his story made my heart swell. You how tropes can run rampant to dominate a story? NOT HERE! It's like Krystal Sutherland skipped up to each trope, acknowledged it with a high five, and then walked in another direction. I loved her for doing that, it gave her book a backbone of hilarity and anticipation. These characters felt real to me; from Henry's narration, to Grace's bone-deep sadness, I was thoroughly invested. As someone who doesn't usually read YA contemporary, I am glad I made the exception for this; maybe I need to rethink my reading tastes!Don't get me wrong -- this isn't wholly a love story. It's about friendship, family, support and growing up as well. I wouldn't have enjoyed this book nearly as much as I did if Henry's friends and family hadn't also been present. They made me laugh as well, and it was encouraging to see them wholeheartedly support, or call out, Henry when he needed it. Overall thoughts: I loved it, I cried, and it made me laugh aloud in public, so it's definitely worth your time. Add it to your contemporary shelf, your wishlist, whatever you've gotta do! Such a quick, easy and fulfilling read! It's out early October! Go go go!

  • Marcia
    2019-01-05 06:21

    Dit boek was niet alleen heel grappig door de vele verwijzingen naar Twilight en Harry Potter, maar wist me ook diep te raken. Het is een puur en eerlijk verhaal over hoe liefde niet altijd bestaansrecht heeft. Ik zat huilend in de trein - dus de emoties kwamen goed binnen. Geen boek dat tot mijn favorieten zal gaan horen of dat ik over een half jaar nog in detail kan navertellen, maar wel een boek dat me op dit moment enorm geraakt heeft.Op Oog op de Toekomst lees je hoe ik Vlaamse stoemp at met Krystal Sutherland^^

  • Kat
    2018-12-27 07:11

    “Love doesn't need to last a lifetime for it to be real. You can't judge the quality of a love by the length of time it lasts.This book presents in the most perfect way how everything that happens to us shapes us and how hard it is to handle a huge loss. It's written in such a beautiful and realistic way, it's honestly so easy to get lost into the story.We have Henry Page, a high school senior who loves to write and worked his ass off to become the editor of the school newspaper. He never had any real crushes and only kissed his best friend once, who came out as a lesbian just shortly after. Henry is a hopeless romantic who hopes to find a love his parents did when they were young.Grace Town catches his attention by wearing boy clothes, walking on a crane and looking kinda unhealthy. Both of them work together on the school's newpaper and Henry is determinded to figure her out. It takes a while until we figure out what happened to Grace and why she changed as much as she did. Once we know what happened, most of it is pretty much obvious and very understandable. Henry tries the entire time to be there for her, he wants to be with her and make her feel happy again. At some point she mentions that she feels like he looks at her and sees someone completly else, which I think is true. I don't think he meant to do it but it really felt like he was seeing a kind of dream version of her.The book includes tons of movie references which made it so much fun to read. I got most of the references and it just brought a light tone to this book. Which is exactly what it needed, in my opinion. The ending is pretty much sad but also realistic. I feel like in real life it would've ended the exact same way. Considering all the things that happened there wasn't any other realistic ending and I'm so happy that the author chose to end it this way.Overall it was such a fantastic book and I'd totally recommend it to everyone who enjoys contemporary novels. It's beautifully written, it got tons of relatable and great characters, the story is so real and it will make you feel so many emotions. While reading this book I cried, I laughed, I was hoping everyone would just be happy and there were definitely parts that I hated but were necessary.

  • Warda
    2019-01-16 04:03

    This book was heartfelt, hilarious and left me slightly broken. It's such a great contemporary, with YA cliches, but used in an unique and meaningful way. I loved the main character (Henry, my love), the friendships, and the subtle hints at feminism that randomly popped up. But I think the main thing that stood out and mattered was how damaging unhealthy relationships can be, but how that also can lead to a journey of self discovery and healing. It was raw and needed.

  • Syndi
    2019-01-13 09:26

    i am speechless. should i cry? should i laugh? should i stare into nothingness?? this book is explosive. in a good way. reminds me that when u love someone doesnt mean u live happy ever after. i love this book. it deals with grief and letting go. justice and redemption in most meaningful way.my heart and my soul explodes like a firework.

  • Sara➽ (Ink Is My Sword)
    2019-01-10 08:05

    4 I may be just a side character of a bigger love story StarsBONUS:Reminding me- Shawn Hook ft Vanessa Hudgens 🎶 "But love is scientific, man. I mean, it's really just a chemical reaction in the brain. Sometimes that reaction lasts a lifetime, repeating itself over and over again. And sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it goes supernova and then starts to fade. We're all just chemical heart" First word that this book provokes for me is,confusion . I felt confused in terms of liking or hating this book, the characters, their actions, the pain, the ending. How to rate this book? Krystal Sutherland certainly shone brightly in her debut in terms of writing, her creativity to write this atmospheric characters and situation they got in. I love the way she thinks about society and things in our everyday lives, I quoted a million things. I need to give her an applause because she didn't hide away from a not so commonly satisfying ending, she went through the tough path and decided to write the story of many us, love stories that never work out. I really hated to love Grace Town, her pain so vivid, same goes for Henry with his hopelessness. The characters are so broken but you can help to feel for them, you want a happy ending for both, but you know the happy ending wouldn't satisfy both. This book for certain is going to get mix reviews and is because the tension and frustration, will make some readers hate it, while others love it. The decision they make provoke you to want to tear your hair apart, but I liked exactly because of for that, it demonstrates we sometimes make the wrong decision when it comes to people we like. I ended up really enjoy ing it because it made me think like no other book in a long time. My only critic is that parental supervision, dear almighty when are going to get parents who actually act like parents in YA? They truly were the most relaxed parents I have ever met. But I love the lesson on the love they gave us, sometimes love is not everlasting, but you can still be good friends with the person.❤️ This is not a love story, or not your common one certainly, just be warned because if you are going in looking for that, you are not going to get it."Sometimes you don't know things are going to be extraordinary until they are."

  • Kamalia
    2019-01-07 05:09

    Our Chemical Hearts reminds me of a lot of other YA contemporary books I've read; a mashup of bits from All The Bright Places, Papertowns, Eleanor & Park, The Start of Me and You, and When We Collided. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, because at the same time it did have its own touch and overall i actually quite enjoyed it!I am rating this 4 out of 5 stars.I think my favourite thing about My Chemical Hearts is the narration by the main character Henry. He has a fun and refreshing personality that I haven't read much of in YA. Henry is definitely not perfect and can be very naive at times, but he's sassy and hilarious and i think I'd love being friends with him. He's not the hot dreamy perfect guy but he isn't a loner or anything either and I guess it's refreshing to read about a somewhat normal guy.There were a LOT of literary and movie references mentioned and although some were a little bit trying too hard, I actually knew most of them and absolutely loved the Harry Potter ones! There's this one page of accurate and absolute genius where two of the characters have a message conversation about one of them not having read Harry Potter. Definitely my favourite page, i laughed so hard at how relatable that scene was.There was discussion about life and death and oblivion and love and redemption and grief. I loved it. It was pretty deep, but it was a depth that i could still understand and appreciate and i really liked it. I like one of the character's(Sadie) opinion about love. I also quite like how it ended; it didn't seem cliche. I thought it was realistic and honest. I've been coming across books discussing about grief a lot lately, and the way one of the characters in this book dealt with loss seemed pretty extreme but eye-opening. I liked that it was a different angle of grief than what I've read about before.My Chemical Hearts comes out in September and I would definitely recommend this book if you haven't gotten tired of the same YA contemporary plotlines, but even if you have, Our Chemical Hearts still has its own charm with the witty characters and semi-deep discussions. I read most of it in one sitting and probably would reread it someday.

  • Dagmar
    2019-01-05 02:18

    Wat een uniek en origineel boek! Lees mijn recensie op http://leesendroom.jouwweb.nl/sterren...

  • Rebecca Woodward
    2018-12-26 08:28

    This is a some what coming of age with a twist. The author has excellent writing skills. Her words just flow smoothly across the pages. I enjoyed reading her words. The storyline made me think about teens who have lost classmates/friends and my heart ached. I could not put my kindle down. I was pulled into the story from page one. I cried and laughed many times during my read. I fell in love with these characters. In the end I was happy with the last chapter because love is love. We are humans and we love many. This opened my mind up to her point of views about love and loss. I totally agree with her words.

  • Eva Wildeman
    2018-12-31 06:19

    Ik kreeg dit boek bij de celebratebooks box, eindelijk aan toe gekomen..Wat heeft mij dit boek vooral verrast omdat het op de helft een total andere wending nam.Een goed boek die emoties laat zien en hoe mensen bepaalde dingen verwerken...Ik heb genoten van dit boek van het begin tot het einde..en vooral hoe alles op zijn plaats kwam wat heb je me vooral laten meeslepen in het boek.