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Publisher Description

A stunning novel about the transformative power of love, perfect for fans of 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution—Roman, a teenage boy who’s haunted by a family tragedy, is looking for a partner.

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2015
February 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Balzer + Bray
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.3
MB
AUDIENCE
Ninth Grade

Customer Reviews

Mxschxef ,

Best Book Ever

This book helped me in ways I could not even comprehend.
Its everything you never knew you wanted.

Sownsndhisiennd1103993 ,

Good, but moves almost too fast

I read this book in one sitting over the course of a couple hours- so it was definitely a good book! At times it is hard to read some of Aysels dark thoughts, but it was incredible to see how Roman and Aysel’s connection transformed throughout the novel. I think the author does a great job of describing what depression feels like from the perspective of someone who is struggling with it. However, I felt as though Aysel’s shift from wanting to die, to suddenly recovering was a little too quick. It seems as though that is something that would develop over time, not within two pages (I’m exaggerating, but still). I felt like the book sends a very powerful message about human connection and finding hope when it seems like all is lost, and it definitely made me feel a variety of different emotions as the book progressed. Overall, this book was good, but I wouldn’t consider it one of my favorites at the end of the day. The line between “romantic love curing depression” and “truly finding happiness for yourself” was blurred at times. I feel like it’s possible to walk away with the wrong message, and I was slightly disappointed how this realistic tale of a teenager experiencing depression turned into something a little less authentic towards the end. Regardless, I think the book allows the reader to get inside the head of someone experiencing the struggles of mental illness and definitely raises awareness. It is heart breaking and almost beautiful to think about how people can enter each others life at just the right moment. How two people who feel misunderstood can find eachother and not just listen to one another, but truly and completely understand someone one another’s feelings without judgement. To sum it up, this book left me with a variety of feelings and they stayed with me for a long time. That being said, this book definitely had an impact on me and I would encourage others to read it.

alexisinch ,

Love!!!

This book was amazing. I loved how deep it was and how the characters interacted with each other. I liked the darkness of the issues and all of their troubles they faced made the book that much more interesting. I loved this book so much. I've read it twice definitely one of my favorites.

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