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About the Book:

More Happy Than Not

More Happy Than Not

By Adam Silvera
Published by SoHo Teen
ISBN-13: 978-1616955601

Part Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, part Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Adam Silvera’s extraordinary debut novel offers a unique confrontation of race, class, and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx.

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. 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. 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 new found happiness isn’t welcome on his block. Since he 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.

About the Author:


Adam Silvera

Adam Silvera grew up in a one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx. After high school he worked at Figment, Barnes & Noble, and Paper Lantern Lit. He is now an indie bookseller in New York City and reviews children’s and young adult novels for Self Awareness. He walks to everyone’s left, prefers even numbers, and is tall for no reason. More Happy Than Not is his debut novel.

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