But Aaron’s newfound happiness isn’t welcome on his block. It is by no means an adorable, feel-good book like Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. More Happy Than not is a likable story about a likable character, despite a pretty glaring plot hole. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I have a hard time continuing books with dry beginnings, but, hopefully, the beginning will be bearable for me (whenever I start it that is). First of all, I love the subtitle to your blog. One day while playing a game with the other boys in his neighborhood, Aaron meets an unusual boy named Thomas and they quickly become friends. The first 100 pages might bore you to death and the story might break your heart, but it’s so worth it. It’s set in modern times in New York and the main character frequently mentions popular modern fiction (the Avengers, Star Wars, and Harry Potter thinly veiled as a fictional 7-book series called Scorpius Hawthorne). Aaron has the support of his patient girlfriend, if not necessarily his distant brother and overworked mother, but it’s not enough. If I ever have any queries they get answered straight away via a quick phone call or email. The setting in the Bronx felt very real, even though I have never spent any time there, and I could immerse myself in the world Adam Silvera created. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I spent the whole book rooting for Aaron, and agonizing over every new hardship that smacked him down. Thanks for reading! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Enter the Leteo Institute, a company that promises to erase painful memories so people can move forward. Aaron has led a hard life, and survived multiple traumatic experiences, and he therefore decides that if he can just forget that he is gay, life would be so much easier. From that point on, I was hooked. Great Service! Overall a really enjoyable read, and one I'd recommend. For those of you who are looking for a romance or a love story, you’re not going to get that in this book. This book was so good. More Happy Than Not was published by Soho Teen on June 2nd, 2015. Amazing! Publisher: Soho Teen However, there is one major difference between Aaron’s world and ours: Leteo. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. One of the people who receives the procedure, a secondary character at best, is a boy who lost his twin brother when the murderer mistakes the brother for him. I am not typically a fan of contemporary, but the sci-fi twist to this novel really drew me in. Aaron Soto is such a great main character and he made me feel so many things. I highly recommend this beautiful novel. This book made me laugh, cry, gasp, and even chew my fingernails off from worry. In the Author’s Note, Silvera speaks about his own sexuality and the difficulty of feeling “wrong” when surrounded by his straight friends. It delves into the complexities of sexuality and self-identity. I was counting down the days until this was going to be released back in May, but I still haven’t gotten my copy yet. He has a sweet movie-watching setup on his roof, and he doesn’t mind Aaron’s obsession with a popular fantasy series. Beyond that, the book is well-written, diverse, occasionally funny (shocking, I know), and just very relatable. The speculative portion was nicely woven into the story, without overwhelming the realism, and there was a fantastic twist in the middle that caught me completely by surprise. His whole life, he’s been surrounded by people who tell him not to be gay. Aaron could never forget how he’s grown up poor, how his friends aren’t there for him, or how his father committed suicide in their one-bedroom apartment. ( Log Out / Change ). Format: Hardback The ending is just so heartbreakingly and emotionally spectacular. I became helplessly engrossed in this book, Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2018. are a danger to themselves or others. More Happy Than not is a likable story about a likable character, despite a pretty glaring plot hole. It’s a sci-fi but not a… hard~ sci-fi. It was well received and marked Silvera’s entrance into the growing field of queer young adult fiction. But then the story really picked up when we got to the next section of the book, where Aaron’s character starts making self-discoveries and accepting himself for who he is. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. (If you finished the story you might know what i mean) Up until that point it seemed promising, unfortunately i just super hated this story ESPECIALLY compared to how amazing his other story "they both die at the end" was.I, Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2018. I LOVED More Happy Than Not. Leteo is a procedure that suppresses the memories of a traumatic event for the patient, and is given only to those who 1.) Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2018, Ok so. I finished this book on a flight back home and I think the girl next to me thought I was insane because of my reactions to this book.
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