Wednesday, January 4, 2017

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera Review


This book follows the male protagonist, Aaron Soto and his struggles through life as he tries to figure out who he is and his self identity and during that process he has to figure out if it is better to remember or to forget.

Okay, the synopsis for this book is pretty straight forward and simple but OMG there is so much more to this book than what I am letting on! 

This book just flew over my expectation level. Like, wow. This book heart wrenching and real. The writing in this book was beautiful and for a book that deals with the topic of LGBTQ, depression and suicide, this book continued having its funny moments. 

Aaron was so relatable in the sense that he had struggles every teenager would go through. He thought of things that everybody thinks of every once in a while. None of the things that h went through (and he went through A LOT) were sugar coated and that was a part that I really liked about this book. 

Romance isn't a huge part of the book because it's there and it's shown quite often but the story wasn't really focused mainly on that and I actually liked it that way!

I have to say though, the ending was really good but I felt that there could've been more. Like fifty more pages or so to wrap everything up more nicely but I still really liked how Adam Silvera wrapped up the story because I honestly didn't know his this was going to end. 

Contemporaries that deal with depression and suicide are not usually my go to for reading just because it gets me really sad and stressed but this book proved me wrong because I feel like I've learned a lot throughout this story. 

I already pre-ordered Adam Silvera's next novel, History is all you left me, which is coming out in two weeks so make sure to check it out because Adam Silvera is an amazing author! 

Overall, I rate this book a 4.5/5 stars! A definite tearjerker with the perfect combination of humor and sorrow. I will definitely recommend this to anybody looking for a good contemporary that deals with mentall illness:).

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