In “Our Chemical Hearts” (you do not want to know how many times I wrote Our Chemical Hearts) we follow everything thru the eyes of Henry Page. Henry is a stereotypical teen,. Henry is living with his parents, who literally are living in some sort of fairytale together. It is the type of marriage you fantasize about. Henry is hoping that he will also have some sort of fairytale marriage.
In the last year of high school there appears a new student: Grace Town. Grace isn’t your typical teenager. She walks around with a cane because she has a pretty bad leg. She wear boy clothes and smells like she doesn’t even know a shower exist. A lot of people tend to avoid Grace, but not Henry. He is captivated by this strange mysterious girl, who is so different from anyone he knows. But does he want to know why she is so mysterious?
If I can be very honest with you guys, I have to admit that I didn’t know what to expect with this book. I only thought that this book would contain some sort of tragical story, but that was all I expected (or knew beforehand).
I really enjoyed reading from a male’s point of view. Not a lot of books I read are written from a male’s perspective. I also liked that it was about a girl with a troubled past, and not the mysterious hot boy who doesn’t want to talk about it past. Because admit it, most YA books are like that.
When reading this book, it sometimes felt like I wasn’t making any progress at all! This was super demotivating, and quite strange. Because I read for quite a while and a lot was happening in this story, but it still felt like nothing was happening at all!
I did appreciate the ending of this book, it was something different than most YA books that are out here today. This book didn’t show a fairytale, but reality. And that was something I really liked about this book.
I highly recommend you to check this book out! Especially if you want something other than those typical romance novels that are out! I have the book 4 out of 5 stars.