More Happy Than Not

More Happy Than Not

Part Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, part Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Adam Silvera's extraordinary debut confronts race, class, and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx. Sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto is struggling to find happiness after a family tragedy leaves him reeling. He's slowly remembering what happiness mi...

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Title:More Happy Than Not
Author:Adam Silvera
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More Happy Than Not Reviews

  • Raeleen Lemay

    Wow. Wow wow wow.

    This book blew my mind.

  • Lola

    Oh, damn, what a rollercoaster of emotions this was. Havoc in my heart. I wish I could say that it made me smile or laugh or dream, but that would be lying to you and myself. It is very unlikely that you will turn the last page and sigh, hand on your heart and stars in your eyes. You will very likely be clutching at your heart, in fear that it will break. In hindsight, I realize that I had no idea what I was getting into. When I heard people qualifying thi

    Oh, damn, what a rollercoaster of emotions this was. Havoc in my heart. I wish I could say that it made me smile or laugh or dream, but that would be lying to you and myself. It is very unlikely that you will turn the last page and sigh, hand on your heart and stars in your eyes. You will very likely be clutching at your heart, in fear that it will break. In hindsight, I realize that I had no idea what I was getting into. When I heard people qualifying this book as ‘‘sad’’ and ‘‘gut-wrenching’’, I thought that they were straight out exaggerating.

    They weren’t.

    But while I wish I could make a camp fire out of this book and watch it distort itself into nothingness, I’m also glad that I read it. Homophobia still exists. Suicides still happen. Hearts still break. I don’t know anyone who would willingly dive into a book and hope for it to shatter them. I do, however, know that those themes are ones that undoubtedly hurt but are important, because they’re sadly part of this world and the more we read about them, the more we understand what they are, what they mean. And knowledge is everything, isn’t that right?

    I won’t say that this book is beautiful or wonderful, but I will admit that it is

    . I can’t imagine someone finishing it and just carrying on with their lives, letting oblivion steal every thought concerning MORE HAPPY THAN NOT. It’s just not possible. The characters—especially Aaron—will always stay with me, and that’s okay. It’s okay because I want them to linger inside of my mind. It’s okay because they deserve to.

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  • Emily May

    I opened with that quote for a reason - while definitely entertaining,

    is a dark, sad book that deals with homophobia, depression and suicide. The quirky dialogue and nerdy references to comic books, Star Wars and action heroes are much needed to lighten up an otherwise very distressing novel.

    Personally, I do not think the promised big twist is particularly hard to guess if you've read the description and

    I opened with that quote for a reason - while definitely entertaining,

    is a dark, sad book that deals with homophobia, depression and suicide. The quirky dialogue and nerdy references to comic books, Star Wars and action heroes are much needed to lighten up an otherwise very distressing novel.

    Personally, I do not think the promised big twist is particularly hard to guess if you've read the description and

    , but I don't think much hangs on it anyway. Because this book is

    , each one as powerful as the last. It's about coming to terms with ones sexuality, it's about friendship, it's about memory and forgetting, it's a love story, and it's about choosing to be happy, despite the sad.

    Oh, and it's also one of the

    . And, unlike other books that try to do many things at once, all the many themes are executed well.

    The story is about Aaron, who is trying to pick himself up after both his father's suicide and his own attempted suicide. He can't turn to his family or guy friends, and his girlfriend tries to be supportive but Aaron doesn't really feel able to talk to her either. When sweet, eccentric Thomas comes along, he's everything Aaron needs in his life and more. Suddenly, Aaron has to deal with the realization that he's gay in a place where being gay isn't welcomed, or choose to not deal with it - by going to the Leteo institute and having his memories taken away.

    Obviously a book about depression, suicide and homophobia would be sad, but I think it's the other little things that make

    an emotional read. Like the suggestion running behind every event in the book that sometimes life doesn't turn out the way you wanted it to and you don't always get what you longed for, and the message that wiping it all away (either through suicide or memory loss) isn't the answer. And the fact that wiping away memories doesn't change who you are.

    . Don't be fooled into thinking this is another cute teen romance, though it definitely is cute at times. It's built up gradually through friendship, geekery and mutual understanding, until it's something else...

    I'm serious, though, this isn't a nice book. You've been warned. The teens might have cute moments, but they're also real teens who masturbate, watch porn and curse (though there's not a lot of profanity if that bothers you). And ALL the characters are well-developed, confused and often funny.

    In short,

    is a blend of light and dark, happiness and not-happiness, and it's incredibly effective. If I were cheesy I'd call it

    . Ah well, it's nearly Friday so... it's unforgettable. Go read it.

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  • Kat O'Keeffe

    WOW. Halfway through this book I thought I had it all figured out. I WAS VERY VERY WRONG IN A VERY VERY GOOD WAY. This book was touching and thoughtful and man oh man, does it pack an emotional punch. Awesome debut, definitely recommended, and I'm looking forward to reading more by Adam Silvera in the future!

  • Adam Silvera

    ADAM NOTE:

    MORE HAPPY THAN NOT is my debut novel, and there was a time where I believed this book was never going to be seen by others after rejections and nonsense. But it's here! And it's about a boy who is considering a memory-alteration procedure to forget he's gay because leading a life as a straight teen would probably be way easier for him. It's about science versus nature, friendship, sexuality, and a quest for happiness. I hope every book I put out into the universe feels as special and

    ADAM NOTE:

    MORE HAPPY THAN NOT is my debut novel, and there was a time where I believed this book was never going to be seen by others after rejections and nonsense. But it's here! And it's about a boy who is considering a memory-alteration procedure to forget he's gay because leading a life as a straight teen would probably be way easier for him. It's about science versus nature, friendship, sexuality, and a quest for happiness. I hope every book I put out into the universe feels as special and FAVORITE-y as this one does to me.

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