My Heart and Other Black Holes Lib/E


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About the Author

Jasmine Warga's debut middle grade book, Other Words for Home, is a Newbery Honor Book. She is the author of the novels for teens My Heart and Other Black Holes, which has been translated into over twenty languages, and Here We Are Now. She lives and writes in Cincinnati, Ohio. You can visit Jasmine online at

Rebecca Lowman is an actress and audiobook narrator who has won numerous Earphones Awards. She has starred in numerous television shows, including Law & Order, Big Love, NCIS, and Grey's Anatomy, among many others. She earned her MFA from Columbia University.


With high intelligence and a massiveness of heart, Warga gifts us with a novel that has the music of Mozart, the logic of advanced physics, and the vision to see the link between them. This is something utterly new, a book that is kinetic and beautiful and unexpectedly life-affirming.

-- "Chris Lynch, Michael L. Printz Honor-winning author of Freewill"

Our words can affect people in a way that even we cannot understand...I would recommend all teenagers to read this book as it is very interesting, it grips you from the beginning, it's a quick read, and it is just a wonderful piece of writing.

-- "Guardian (London)"

Warga's immensely readable first novel somehow accomplishes the impossible--she addresses a vital topic without being preachy, creating characters that are lovable in spite of significant flaws. At times poignant, bitter, and funny, this narrative captures Aysel's unique voice that questions what it means to die--and to live.

-- "Booklist (starred review)"

Debut novelist Warga addresses adolescent depression and suicide with honesty and grace in this story of a scientific-minded Turkish American sixteen-year-old who is preparing to end her life...Through an eloquent first-person narrative, Warga crystallizes the significant turning points in Aysel's attitudes and emotions and celebrates the sparks of hope combatting the dark thoughts that threaten to destroy her.

-- "Publishers Weekly"

Addresses serious issues with complexity and humor...thoughtfully presented.

-- "School Library Journal"

Any teen who's ever felt like an outsider will be able to relate to Aysel's and Roman's fully realized characters...Earnest and heartfelt.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

My Heart and Other Black Holes is alive with intensity, gut-wrenching honesty, moments of humor, and-of course-heart. This is an extraordinary debut by a striking new voice in YA fiction that left me in awe and moved beyond measure. Not to be missed.

-- "Nova Ren Suma, author of Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone"