Jun 2015, 304 pages Silvera draws wonderfully complex characters and deftly portrays the relationships among them. Silvera managed to leave me smiling after totally breaking my heart. A lot of teen literature where characters are coming out often features violence against the teen for being gay. Presented in deluxe oversized hardcover format! "—David Arnold, author of Mosquitoland, ©1997-2020 Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. 122 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. Family Day. . 15 likes. His best friend, Thomas, is his complicated love interest. “Everyone can go suck it,” Brendan replies. Aaron's Bronx universe [is captured] with a precision that feels at once dreamy and casually reportorial . All rights reserved. More Happy Than Not is an unforgettable read. A real best friend would use a lot of words to make you feel somewhat good about your life when you’re thinking about ending it. They all have to do with living in a post-Dad world. I share the living room with Eric, who should be home any minute now from his shift at the used video game store on Third Avenue. But I stop before stepping in because the tub—finally clean after lots of bleach—remains the spot where he took his life. The usual suspects are outside today. Readalikes | “I would do my damn best to be more happy than not. . . The Goddess Eris inspired this coloring book, along with writings such as The Principia Discordia Now he lives with his grandfather who is thugging it out at eighty-eight. I’m blown away.”—Holly Goldberg Sloan, author of Counting by 7s and I'll Be There"[Silvera] throws in a hugely rewarding, whiplash-worthy twist in the last third of the novel. It confronts race and sexuality in a way I haven’t seen in the genre before.”—Latina Magazine"Smart . A novel about finding strength and hope after tragedy. When your only living parent isn’t responding, you can’t help but think of that time when your father was found dead in the bathtub—and the possibility that beyond your home’s only bedroom door life as an orphan awaits you. He’s a guy of few words, which is why he’s only my sort of best friend. . Instead, he distanced himself from me because he felt as if he had a duty to hang with the other black kids—which I thought and still think is bullshit. This is a story not just of a young man coming out, but a dramatic and heart-wrenching story of first loves, first heartbreaks, grief and the quest for happiness. It might be worse, since they’re just out of reach in boxy jail cells for separate crimes: his mother for armed robbery, his father for assaulting a police officer after he was caught dealing meth. If you liked More Happy Than Not, try these: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets I'll Give You the Sun in an exhilarating and emotional novel about the growing relationship between two teens boys, told through the letters they write to one another. In the end, readers are left with a gripping story about one memorable teen, and if it also leaves them pondering how his life might have been different if various elements had been improved, that is likely the exact takeaway intended. I knock on her bedroom door, and she doesn’t answer. It’s just one more thing I have to pretend I’m okay with.Home is a one-bedroom apartment for the four of us. Most importantly, Thomas doesn't mind talking about Aaron's past. Kyle’s identical twin brother, Kenneth, was gunned down last December for sleeping with this guy Jordan’s younger sister. . . —PopCrush.com"This is not like any story you've ever read about self-discovery and acceptance. "—TeenVogue.com"This is a cry-on-the-subway book, so watch out. That’s what Brendan, my sort of best friend, tells me at least. . But Aaron can't forget how he's grown up poor or how his friends aren't always there for him. “Everyone’s going to expect smiles from us,” I say. book includes 63 Scandinavian designs that will inspire anyone looking for challenging illustrations. "—Shelf Awareness, Starred Review"For its explorations of sexuality, poverty, and race in the Bronx along with its subversion of the traditional hero’s journey, More Happy Than Not is one of this summer’s most anticipated YA debuts. I flip over my wrist and stare at my scar. tags: silver-lining. of Hollywood, the incomparable Jack Horner (a.k.a. . More Happy Than Not will leave you shaken for days, if not weeks." The Leteo Institute offers a groundbreaking service where they can alter memories for those suffering psychologically and emotionally. Author Bio, First Published: . become a member today. His memories sucker punch my brother and me at every turn: the pen marks on the wall where he measured our height; the king-sized bed where he would flip us while watching the news; the stove where he cooked empanadas for our birthdays. Mandatory reading. Silvera pulls no punches. "An important new voice in YA literature, in More Happy Than Not Adam Silvera has created a passionate, searing narrative with characters who feel unique and totally familiar. . That's what Brendan, my sort of best friend, ... Silvera writes in a YA voice that is so true - so near perfect. I bought a lot of them for cheap, like between seventy-five cents and two dollars at my favorite comic shop, without any real intention to read them from start to finish. This book made me cry in a shopping center food court. lives of '80s teens training in a secret academy to either become assassins or stand up and become humans. His highly acclaimed debut novel. I found myself rooting for Aaron Soto and his family from page one. Excerpt | Reading Guide | —BookBrowse.com"On top of the fact that More Happy Than Not is a great young adult novel and a great debut novel, this is just a good book. I found myself rooting for Aaron Soto and his family from page one. There are nicknames, inside jokes. There is controversy within the book surrounding the ethics of this procedure. She gets out of bed, tugging at the collar of her sister’s hand-me-down shirt she recently lost enough weight to fit into because of her “Poverty Diet,” and hugs me harder than she has since Dad died. Combine these with a one-of-a-kind voice and a genius idea, and what you have is a mesmerizing, unforgettable tour de force." by Adam Silvera. Your information: “So Leteo is legit?” I sit down by the sandbox no one plays in because of ringworm. It turns out the Leteo procedure isn't bullshit. Or should everyone - ... Find books by time period, setting & theme, Read-alike suggestions by book and author. . I was wrong. He doesn't sugar coat the world. "—Alex London, author of Proxy and Guardian"A debut as deft as it is sharp, as honest as it is assured, and, above all, extremely moving. Lose your memories, lose your pain, lose yourself. Subscribe to receive some of our best reviews, "beyond the book" articles, book club info, and giveaways by email. —Adele Griffin, author of The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone“Adam Silvera’s More Happy Than Not is a fantastic magic trick I haven't stopped thinking about since I finished reading and suspect will stay with me for some time to come.” —Jasmine Warga, author of My Heart and Other Black Holes"Adam Silvera harnesses a certain reckless energy and unleashes it through the voice of Aaron Soto. "—NEXT Magazine"[A story] of love and expectation and self-discovery, and of declaring yourself to a world that will never give you a soft landing. . Baby Freddy glides on by with his new steel orange bike, and I remember when we used to give him shit years ago for still needing training wheels—but the joke is on me since my father never got a chance to teach me to ride at all.
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