Praise for Our Chemical Hearts
Indies Introduce Summer 2016 Pick Autumn 2016 Kids' Indie Next List - "Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers"
"The most romantic read of the season
is an arguably anti-YA story... It's the complex
chemistry between Henry and Grace that touches the heart and doesn't let go
"The author pulls no punches... emotionally engaging
"Eloquently conveying the complexity of love and grief, debut novelist Sutherland creates a story filled with intriguing and memorable characters
"This much-buzzed-about debut
captures the messy, awkward, all-consuming emotions of a teen's first love."--Entertainment Weekly
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"Emotionally complex, funny
, filled with well-realized and diverse characters and realistic motivations, Sutherland's debut will stick with readers
"This magnificent debut
from 26-year-old Australian author Krystal Sutherland tracks the unlikely romance of Henry Page and Grace Town, two very different teens chosen to edit their high school paper together...You could probably learn a thing or two from [Henry's] and Grace's emotional odyssey
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"This book delves far deeper than the typical high school romance, and its savvy wordplay
and Henry's self-deprecating charm
will win over fans of Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower
and John Green's The Fault in Our Stars
."--School Library Journal
"Henry is surrounded by well-drawn friends and family, and Grace is a fascinating cipher, in a book that's anything but a predictable romance
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"I'm sorry to have to do this to you, but the love story of Henry and Grace is going to kick you in the emotional gut
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"Perhaps one of the most entertaining features of the novel is the irreverent and funny teen banter
that masks their deeper feelings. Best of all, though, is the engaging story
that unfolds at just the right pace, drawing the reader in as the stakes get higher and decisions must be made."--VOYA
"Henry's first language is clever, angst-driven wit, and this pair is as sharp and quippy as John Green's Hazel and Gus
... Fans of romance driven by stylized narration are the audience for this."--BCCB