Monday, February 1, 2016
Book Review: "More Happy than Not" by Adam Silvera
I really wasn't sure about this one, although I had heard positive things about it. The opening couple of chapters were a little rough for me to get into, probably because I wasn't ready for it. Aaron's neighborhood is very different from what I know, but the author was able to put me there. It didn't take long for me to get into this at all. And then it happened. This thing happened right where I planned to stop reading for the night - and instead I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish. It has been a long time since that happened, and wow. I was just floored by the direction the story took! I mean, honestly, this book really is something special.
The major themes in this book are identity and sexuality while also exploring social class and philosophically - how much are we defined by the memories we carry? Again, I just have to say that this book is something special. You'll be glad you picked it up. I know I am.
More Happy than Not
by Adam Silvera
Soho Teen, 2015