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Author: Adam Silvera
Publisher: Soho Teen
Expected publication date: June 16, 2015
Happiness shouldn’t be this hard…
The Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-relief procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto — miracle cure-alls don’t tend to pop up in the Bronx projects. But Aaron can’t forget how he’s grown up poor or how his friends aren’t always there for him. Like after his father committed suicide in their one bedroom apartment. Aaron has the support of his patient girlfriend, if not necessarily his distant brother and overworked mother, but it’s not enough.
Then Thomas shows up. He has a sweet movie-watching setup on his roof, and he doesn’t mind Aaron’s obsession with a popular fantasy series. There are nicknames, inside jokes. Most importantly, Thomas doesn’t mind talking about Aaron’s past. But Aaron’s newfound happiness isn’t welcome on his block. Since he’s can’t stay away from Thomas or suddenly stop being gay, Aaron must turn to Leteo to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he is.
Adam Silvera’s extraordinary debut novel offers a unique confrontation of race, class and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx.
This week’s WoW pick has been on my radar for a few months, thanks to Margot from EpicReads, who is friends with author Adam Silvera. Adam is no stranger to the book community, doing reviews for Shelf Awareness
and being a general book pusher (he totally gave me that little push I needed to start writing again – thank you, Adam)!
I’ve been quietly stalking Adam online ever since I heard about the concept for this book – I mean, did you READ that synopsis for More Happy Than Not? One of my favourite movies EVER is be Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
, which has a procedure very similar to what Aaron decides to go through to forget Thomas. I watched that movie in the middle of a fight with an ex-boyfriend, and it made me so grateful for the moments that we had, even while we were imploding.
More Happy Than Not sounds heart-rending and heart-breaking, and I know it’s going to be one of THOSE reads for me.
Are you excited for More Happy Than Not? Have you seen Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or any of Michel Gondry’s other movies? Is that synopsis killing you? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know in the comments!