Adam Silvera's More Happy Than Not is an incredibly gripping novel about a 16-year old Aaron Soto who's father had recently committed suicide. In the aftermath, Aaron is forced to deal with the consequences of a single parent household in Brooklyn with his caring but exhausted mother and his older brother who is completely immersed in various worlds of different video games. Aaron also has a very devoted girlfriend in Genevieve, who has been there to hold his hand the whole time, even as he crosses paths with the mysterious Thomas who can see something different in Aaron. As things unfold for Aaron, he begins to question who he is and how he can survive and thrive as who he thinks he needs to be. More Happy Than Not is a truly brutal novel that asks if something beautiful but painful is really worth remembering.
Struggling with memories of his impoverished youth, being abandoned by his friends and losing his father to suicide, Aaron attempts to forget his own identity through memory-altering therapy when his homosexuality affects a new friendship. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook. 40,000 first printing.