The cover was revealed this morning by Clover, the new e-newsletter for teens started by Casey Lewis (formerly of Teen Vogue) and Liza Dawin (formerly of Nylon). Read Krystal’s interview with Clover here, before which they rave:
“Author Krystal Sutherland is the kind of girl you wish could be your best friend. She’s clever and candid and, at 25, both wise beyond her years and fearlessly fearless. Unfortunately she can’t be your best friend, because she lives in Hong Kong and that’s really far away, but reading—and inevitably re-reading—the native Aussie's forthcoming novel is the next best thing.
Our Chemical Hearts, the cover of which we're psyched to premiere here, is a book about first heartbreaks ingeniously described as ‘John Hughes meets John Green.’ If that alone doesn't make you want to read it immediately, her interview will. Your next favorite YA read doesn’t come out until next fall, but as you’ll be able to tell by her thoughtful advice here, it’ll be so worth the wait. (Disclosure: ‘Worth the wait’ is one of those sayings that’s infinitely overused, but in this case, it’s totally justified. You’ll see what we mean.)”
About The Book
John Hughes meets John Green in this irresistible story of first love, broken hearts, and the golden seams that put them back together again.
Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can’t-eat-can’t-sleep kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been in the cards for him—at least not yet. Instead, he’s been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into an Ivy League college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything’s about to change.
Grace isn’t who Henry pictured as his dream girl—she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys’ clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It’s obvious there’s something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. And yet, this isn’t your average story of boy meets girl. Krystal Sutherland’s brilliant debut is equal parts wit and heartbreak, a potent reminder of the bittersweet bliss that is first love.