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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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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.
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Loric
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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! 👌🏻 2mo
BarbaraBB Great review!! 2mo
JoScho @BarbaraBB thanks but it is the blurb from Goodreads. I wish I had written that! 2mo
BarbaraBB Haha 😀 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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BookHoarder32
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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! 4mo
irre Feel better 💕💕 4mo
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Geeklet Aww. I hope you feel better soon! ❤️ 4mo
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CarolynM Hope things are looking up soon💐 4mo
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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! 5mo
Cinfhen Great choice and I agree @Reviewsbylola book design is misleading 5mo
Mdargusch Good tie in! 5mo
emilyhaldi 😪 5mo
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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! 😻🥰 5mo
Crazeedi I adore your fur friends!😻😻 5mo
wanderinglynn Aw! Too cute! ❤️🐱 5mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker Aw what cuties! 5mo
BiblioLitten 😍 5mo
JessClark78 🖤🖤 5mo
annkuch13 😻😻😻 5mo
Darklunarose Their book, their seat 😍 5mo
Purrfectpages Love this picture! 5mo
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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! 5mo
Crazeedi Omg your kitty is delightful! 5mo
GondorGirl @Crazeedi He certainly thinks he is! 😂😂 5mo
Crazeedi @GondorGirl well he is, I love his eyes! Mischievous! 5mo
Dragon 😻 5mo
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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 🥳💗🥳 6mo
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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! 7mo
farrahkohn That‘s a brilliant idea! Your students are fortunate to have you. 7mo
AmberWB I love this idea!! 7mo
madamereadsalot1 Great idea, great book! 7mo
Tralfamadorian I love Adam‘s books! 7mo
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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! 7mo
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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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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! 😊 9mo
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Niiiice 😁 9mo
emilyrose_x I just finished that book - I really enjoyed it! 😊 9mo
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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😘😘😘! 9mo
tracey38 I'm sorry, I hate working with people like that. Hope things improve. 9mo
Lovesbooks87 @tracey38 it was much better together. Thanks. My coteacher was out sick yesterday and she was back today! 9mo
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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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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 ⭕️❌⭕️❌⭕️❌ 11mo
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. 11mo
alisonrose @JanuarieTimewalker13 I used to pronounce it that way sometimes when we were teenagers, if I was trying to wheedle something out of her, 😆 11mo
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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 11mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Ha! That‘s cute!! Gotta have flair! 11mo
Cinfhen Always thinking of u guys @Reviewsbylola and I feel like I've watched Genevieve & Florence blossom into little readers🌷🌹🌷🌹🌷 11mo
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!) 11mo
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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. 11mo
alisonrose @madamereadsalot1 💜👌🏻 11mo
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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! 11mo
Scarlett_ohara @kricheal I love Adam Silvera. 11mo
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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!👏🏼😊 2y
corycatelyn This book was great! 🤗 2y
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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! 2y
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 2y
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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. 2y
mrp27 I read it and I really liked it! 2y
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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?!? 2y
erinreads This one is my favorite out of his 3 books out so far! Enjoy! 2y
vicgreentoriafield @Drnkpnkprincess yes! It's the Ravenclaw Klevercase! They make such awesome ones, it's my 4th 2y
vicgreentoriafield @Drnkpnkprincess not because of the quality, just because I love them 2y
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haileybean
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1.) I love Russian Tea Cakes (also heard them called Mexican Wedding cakes?)
2.) Traveling, because then I can leave. 😂
3.) 89 I think I‘m at
4.) I‘ve never seen Elf 🙊
5.) I‘m good with a gift card to the grocery store

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I devoured this book in a couple of hours and I‘m so glad I randomly decided to read it. I wasn‘t expecting it to register so deeply with me, but each twist in the story had me captivated. This is the kind of book you should start reading before reading any summaries. Just go into it knowing that you‘re in for a beautiful and (sometimes) devastating experience that you won‘t want to forget.

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Tanzy13
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“Sometimes pain is so unmanageable that the idea of spending another day with it seems impossible. Other times pain acts as a compass to help you through the messier tunnels of growing up. But pain can only help you find happiness if you remember it.”

Dolly Beautiful photo❤️ 2y
MsSinn Beautiful quote. 2y
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Yamich49
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Man, Adam Silvera knows how to write a book that'll break your heart. I think I enjoyed History is All You Left Me a bit more than this one but this one was a good read as well.

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A great book with an unexpected plot twist

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AnniesJournals
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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So I know I am being tough on this book when so many people enjoyed it. I just couldn‘t get past Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It was too similar and there were too many elements that I found unbelievable. I liked how they had a strong view on issues that effect the gay community especially for young adults. But, overall, I just didn‘t find it as unique as I wanted.

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cewilf
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All We Have Is Now didn't exactly grab me right away, so I'm taking a break with a hold that came in. I adored History Is All You Left Me, so I'm looking forward to this.

Megabooks This one is even better imo 2y
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I read this in its entirety today. It was slow going at first, but halfway in it really picked up and it will definitely give you a punch in the feels. I picked this for the "read a YA or middle grade novel by an LGBTQ author" task on the #readharder challenge and it was a great choice. I can see why Silvera is so popular. ?

#YA #LGBTQ #dealingwithtragedyandteenageemotions #great

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Just finished reading More Happy Than Not & oh man... I'm so glad I didn't read this one in public! Definitely a story that is going to stay with me for a very long time. Heart-wrenching; that last third of the book had me devastated. This is a beautifully written book that seems to get sadder with every page, but never feels hopeless. 4.5 stars.

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I finished reading More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. I loved this book so much! It made me cry so hard but had such an amazing message to it!

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These books are the so pretty without their dust jackets! I love this color yellow ☺️💛

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lgbtbooknerd
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More Happy Than Not left me feeling like I had swallowed a black hole. Throughout the story I was rooting for Aaron with my whole soul, and as things went from bad to worse to a waking nightmare, my heart was broken over and over again. Aaron's life is a terrifying downward spiral followed by a sliver of hope, and left me smiling through my tears.