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More Happy Than Not
More Happy Than Not | Adam Silvera
In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling-debutalso called mandatory reading and selected as an Editors' Choice by the New York TimesAdam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx.In the months after his father's suicide, it's been tough for sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness againbut he's still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he's slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely.When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron's crew notices, and they're not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can't deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can't stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute's revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is.Why does happiness have to be so hard?Silvera managed to leave me smiling after totally breaking my heart. Unforgettable.Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda"Adam Silvera explores the inner workings of a painful world and he delivers this with heartfelt honesty and a courageous, confident hand . . . A mesmerizing, unforgettable tour de force."John Corey Whaley, National Book Award finalist and author of Where Things Come Back and NogginFrom the Hardcover edition.
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TheIntrovertedDodoBird
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This story left an indelible impression on me. I felt it on so many levels; so much so, I had to take a few weeks' hiatus to pull myself together. As thought-provoking as it is sombre and sad, the novel depicts the pursuit of happiness through a revolutionary memory-alteration procedure: a soul-searching experience for a reader who consequently questions what they would willingly risk for true happiness; like Aaron Soto, my answer was... ANYTHING.

TheIntrovertedDodoBird I want to be mindful and add trigger warnings below... 8mo
TheIntrovertedDodoBird Homophobia | fatphobia | biphobia | ableism | hate crimes | violence | domestic violence | self-harm | suicide | suicide ideation | suicide attempt | undiagnosed depression | on-page talk of murder | amnesia diagnosis (I think I got all of them). 8mo
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TheIntrovertedDodoBird
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Felt this one while juggling Silvera and McQuiston like my life depends on it 🎆✨️.

#adamsilvera #booktock #mentalhealth #quotes #LGBT #ya #sciencefiction #scfi #friendship #obsessed #bookworm

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PuddleJumper
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Panpan

That was not an enjoyable read. The pacing was all over the place. The start was way too slow and the end too fast.

There were way too many characters. None of which had any personality or development. I didn't like any of them. I didn't find this an emotional read because I did not care.

The twist was predictable and implemented in a really confusing manner. It's just not good.

kspenmoll Nice review! 10mo
willaful Heheh.. I read the cover blurb as “forgettable.“ 😆 (Though I actually really liked this.) 10mo
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TheIntrovertedDodoBird
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I'm not trying to be predictable, but lo and behold, another Adam Silvera quote 😊. I simply can't resist.

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TheIntrovertedDodoBird
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I feel this one right down to my bones.

BookBr Resonating HARD😫 11mo
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Moony
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I hope this book will helps out of my reading slump.

#readingslump
#librarybook

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AmandaBlaze
More Happy Than Not | Adam Silvera
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1 Ziggy, Stardust and Me
2. Tagged above
3. Gregory Ashe
#sundayfunday
@ozma.of.oz

BookmarkTavern I‘ve heard great things about Silvera! Thank you for sharing! 💕 2y
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chasjjlee
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Excited to start my first Book Bingo with @charityblee this month!

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chasjjlee
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This book was so emotional. I really loved Aaron and I felt all the heart wrenching feels right along with him.

This was the first book I've read by Adam Silvera and it will NOT be my last! Can't wait to dive into the next one.

Nutmegnc I think we‘re reading twins!! 3y
chasjjlee @Nutmegnc 👯📖😍 3y
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iDaviex3
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Such an amazing read! Definitely recommend!

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Victoria6
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Book #32: Gay YA fiction didn‘t really exist when I was a teen so here I go reading another Adam Silvera novel to make up for it!

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Reggie
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This was a gay, YA, version of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. When I read Camp Carnage I hypothetically asked myself if I split the 2, which would I be in if I had to choose. A slasher book or a gay conversion book. I chose the slasher because if I died at least I would die still being me. I forget that there are those who would choose the gay conversion scenario. This book was heartbreaking and more real than I expected. Pick!

Linear The covers pretty 4y
JoScho Gay conversion is the most ridiculous shit ever 🤬 4y
Reggie @JoScho last year, a founder of a conversion therapy center came out as gay and said he was gay and what he had done was wrong. Maybe he‘ll start a trend. 4y
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JoScho That would be wonderful ❤️ 4y
Rissreads Yes wasn‘t he the guy that is depicted in the movie ‘Boy erased‘ staring Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman? Heartbreaking film. 4y
Reggie @Rissreads no, that guy was enrolled in conversion therapy when he was a kid. This guy, McKrae Game (whata name right?), actually founded a conversion therapy program in South Carolina and ran it for many years. 4y
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bibliocurl
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🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Davor
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YA is a genre I often read and a book that has left me a lasting impression on me is More Happy Than Not. Adam Silvera shies away from clichés and sugar coatings. He tells a raw, very human story with the good, the bad and the ugly. My favourite YA read to date.
#24in48 #hour30challenge
@24in48

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Loric
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Mehso-so

Wish this one was More Enjoyable Than Not. After reading They Both Die at the End, I had high hopes for this one but I just couldn‘t like any of these characters (well maybe Genevieve) and the whole story just didn‘t work for me.

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JoScho
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Part Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, part Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Adam Silvera's debut confronts race, class, and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx.
#happy #songsofsummer

OriginalCyn620 Sounds good! 👌🏻 5y
BarbaraBB Great review!! 5y
JoScho @BarbaraBB thanks but it is the blurb from Goodreads. I wish I had written that! 5y
BarbaraBB Haha 😀 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
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Booksblanketsandahotbeverage
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Doctors should work on erasing clowns. Period.

🚫🤡

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biblioskye
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Book of the day!

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fandom_hellspawn99
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I've not been feeling too great lately, sorry for the lack of posting

ScientistSam Hope you feel better soon! 5y
ErikasMindfulShelf Feel better 💕💕 5y
jpmcwisemorgan I hope you feel better soon. 5y
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Geeklet Aww. I hope you feel better soon! ❤️ 5y
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 5y
CarolynM Hope things are looking up soon💐 5y
Chrissyreadit Hope you feel better. 5y
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fandom_hellspawn99
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#Anglophile @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen

#Wonderwall makes me think of how this main character is just looking for someone to save him, help him, ease his pain. It's so sad

Reviewsbylola Such a bright cover! 5y
Cinfhen Great choice and I agree @Reviewsbylola book design is misleading 5y
Mdargusch Good tie in! 5y
emilyhaldi 😪 5y
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GondorGirl
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Well, I had planned on reading on the sun porch, but... APRIL FOOLS! Tommy and Pippin stole both my book and my seat!

#CatsOfLitsy #KAL

gradcat Sooo cute! 😻🥰 5y
Crazeedi I adore your fur friends!😻😻 5y
wanderinglynn Aw! Too cute! ❤️🐱 5y
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That-Bookish-Hiker Aw what cuties! 5y
BiblioLitten 😍 5y
JessClark78 🖤🖤 5y
annkuch13 😻😻😻 5y
Darklunarose Their book, their seat 😍 5y
Purrfectpages Love this picture! 5y
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GondorGirl
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I'm not technically SUPPOSED to read while I'm at a show, but the room is pretty empty right now. Just don't tell my boss! 😂🤐📖

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GondorGirl
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Pippin is more happy than not that the weather was good today and we could read on the sun porch. He is, however, less pleased that I wouldn't let him eat my bookmark...

MicheleinPhilly Pickles has a taste for bookmarks too! 5y
Crazeedi Omg your kitty is delightful! 5y
GondorGirl @Crazeedi He certainly thinks he is! 😂😂 5y
Crazeedi @GondorGirl well he is, I love his eyes! Mischievous! 5y
Dragon 😻 5y
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fandom_hellspawn99
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#manicmonday @JoScho
1. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
2. Bloody Birthday
3. Party Like It's Your Birthday by Studio Killers

This has become my favorite tag!

JoScho Yay! Love your collage 🥳💗🥳 5y
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CoffeeNBooks
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Forgot to post this yesterday. Every Monday, I start my classes by reading the first chapter of a book from my classroom library. This was yesterday's book. After the first chapter, my students were pretty sure this book should be titled More Not Than Happy, but one of them checked it out to see what it's all about. 📚 #teachersoflitsy #englishteacher #librarylove #classroomlibrary #booklove

ErinC I love that idea! 5y
farrahkohn That‘s a brilliant idea! Your students are fortunate to have you. 5y
AmberWB I love this idea!! 5y
madamereadsalot1 Great idea, great book! 5y
Tralfamadorian I love Adam‘s books! 5y
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Ravenclawsbookshelf
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Day 26- I have not read the tagged book. Today's prompt just reminded me of the title. #MusicalNewYear

vivastory I can definitely see that! 5y
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Paperback.Propensity
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#ampersandjan19 - "auto buy"

If Adam wrote it, I'm buying it

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AileenRR
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Aaron wants to get some memories erased and become straight. There‘s a twist! And still, I wanted an epilogue.

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Tianareadslgbt
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Mehso-so

"Faith is just arrogance disguised by God."

After reading Adam Silvera's other novels, I can definitely tell that this was a debut work. I found it took me almost halfway through the book to be truly interested, but once I got there I was eager to pick up where I left off. Although it was a great story, it didn't leave me with that heartbroken feeling after reading a beautiful book that his other books did, but I still remain a huge fan.

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emilyrose_x
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I found this book a bit slow to start with, but after the twist was introduced it picked up pace and I loved it! It is the first book by Adam Silvera that I have read, and I will definitely be reading more!

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Lovesbooks87
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This book was absolutely heartbreaking. Aaron is gay but after many awful events happen in his life he decides to go to the Leteo Institute and have all of his memory about being gay erased. As he begins his new life his starts to struggle with his feeling for his best friend that is a guy. Throughout this whole book I just wanted Aaron to be happy. This was a beautiful debut novel by Adam Silvera!

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Lovesbooks87
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The school that I work at is opening 3 hours late today because of the snow we got yesterday. I open the school which means extra reading time for me. Happy Friday!!!

JoScho So jealous!! Enjoy! 😊 6y
Sace Niiiice 😁 6y
emilyrose_x I just finished that book - I really enjoyed it! 😊 6y
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SoniaC
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I‘ve had this on audio got a while and finally listened to it. So good. Has some great twists and turns. I thought it was overall pretty well done and it kept me engaged.

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Lovesbooks87
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After having a very stressful morning of working with someone who is not pulling their weight while working with 9 two year olds, it is time to relax. I hope and pray that all the little ones sleep the whole nap time away! I am one tired two year old teacher! 😴😴😴

LazyDays Fighting the good fight💗💗💗 keep it up😘😘😘! 6y
tracey38 I'm sorry, I hate working with people like that. Hope things improve. 6y
Lovesbooks87 @tracey38 it was much better together. Thanks. My coteacher was out sick yesterday and she was back today! 6y
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alisonrose
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Unexpectedly deep & insightful debut. Have read one other of his so I knew what he could do, but was still pleasantly surprised by how strong this was. I especially loved the sort of twist to the story that explains a lot of things &answered some questions I had about the plot up till that point. Was handled really well & made me go “OH. Okay. Yes.” Then my heart broke 1000 times. Couple minor quibbles but overall really liked & recommend. 4/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
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alisonrose
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True but more importantly HOW DO I GET THIS JOB WHO WANTS TO START THIS BUSINESS WITH ME

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alisonrose
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One of my oldest and dearest friends is named Genevieve so A+++ choice, Adam! Especially since it‘s so uncommon but is such a lovely name.

Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola ⭕️❌⭕️❌⭕️❌ 6y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Every time I see the name Genevieve, I think of Genevieve Bujold in Coma. I saw that film as a kid and never got over it. Lol Truly a beautiful name. I love the French pronunciation. 6y
alisonrose @JanuarieTimewalker13 I used to pronounce it that way sometimes when we were teenagers, if I was trying to wheedle something out of her, 😆 6y
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Reviewsbylola ♥️♥️♥️ My daughter‘s name is Genevieve and she is named after my amazing great grandmother who was such a sharp, vibrant woman so the name is special to me too. Thanks for the tag! @Cinfhen 6y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Ha! That‘s cute!! Gotta have flair! 6y
Cinfhen Always thinking of u guys @Reviewsbylola and I feel like I've watched Genevieve & Florence blossom into little readers🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷 6y
alisonrose @Reviewsbylola it‘s a beautiful name! Though I know from my friend that it can be a bit of a pain getting people to spell it right (something I understand well!) 6y
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alisonrose
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After DNFing that pile of crap earlier, I wanted something that really piqued my interest and was likely to be at the very least a good read if not amazing or whatever. I‘ve read one Adam Silvera book and liked it a lot, so 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 #nowreading

madamereadsalot1 I really liked this book a lot! I read it about 2 years ago, and it has still stuck with me vividly. 6y
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Scarlett_ohara
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I officially love Adam Silvera. This book did not make me ugly-cry like They both die at the end, but it emotionally destroyed me in a different way. It made me so angry. Read it.

kricheal I love this book so much! 6y
Scarlett_ohara @kricheal I love Adam Silvera. 6y
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eloreads
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3.5
I didn‘t like the first half as much as the second, but I did truly like this book and am looking forward to reading more from this author.

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elyseh
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I loved this book! It was so beautifully written! Adam Silvera is one of my new favorite authors!

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kordan
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"This is still an ugly world."
– Aaron Sotto, More Happy Than Not

Truly, one of the best books that truly moved me. It managed to knocked me into my senses and it still keeps me on verge. This book managed to show (me) that being 'different' in a society is never a problem to begin with.

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kricheal
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#thewallsareclosingin @Liberty This one is a reverse coming of age book🤔🤔🤔🤔 now I know that doesn't seem like it makes any sense but it's beautiful and heartbreaking...just trust me GO READ IT!! 😭😭😭😭 Photo credit: Google images

Cailey_Mac Damn it seems like all his novels are huge hits!👏🏼😊 6y
corycatelyn This book was great! 🤗 6y
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kricheal
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This was a heartbreaking book. Everything seems normal as a teen boy is discoving himself and who he is...until a little over half way into the book it's revealed that he already knew all those things and went to an institute to try and forget them and the procedure slowly "unwinds". It strongly reminds me of a less optimistic Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind. There are also strong overtones of dementia at the end, but not called as such. 5?

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haileybean
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Alright guys. I‘m DNFing More Happy Than Not, FOR NOW. it‘s taken me since the beginning of December to get to 66 pages and I started The Diviners at work tonight and am on page 72. I‘m going to give MHTN another try when I‘m in a more contemporary mood.

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haileybean
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I‘m about 66pgs in and thinking of DNFing. Does it pick up? I‘m not finding myself wanting to pick it up and read it. Is it worth pushing through?

kricheal I hope you picked it back up because it's so good. Everything is not as it seems in this book! 6y
haileybean @kricheal I think it‘s just me. When I was actively reading it I was enjoying it. But picking it back up and getting myself to read it was the problem. I‘m in a ridiculously bad reading slump. I‘m going to give it another try eventually 6y
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kricheal
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Starting this on audible next. Hopefully it's better than my last book haha. Anyone read it?

Matilda I didn't do audio but I read it and really liked it. 6y
mrp27 I read it and I really liked it! 6y
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vicgreentoriafield
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I absolutely loved "Atheists Who Kneel and Pray" but not it's on to the next. I really enjoyed "They Both Die at the End" which lead me to put the rest of Adam Silvera's books on hold at the library. This one just came in
#currentlyreading

Drnkpnkprincess Ohhh!!! Is that a Harry Potter kindle case?! 😍😍 which edition?!? 6y
erinreads This one is my favorite out of his 3 books out so far! Enjoy! 6y
vicgreentoriafield @Drnkpnkprincess yes! It's the Ravenclaw Klevercase! They make such awesome ones, it's my 4th 6y
vicgreentoriafield @Drnkpnkprincess not because of the quality, just because I love them 6y
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