What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera is a book that is at the same time profound and adorable, and the main characters are each likeable. I especially enjoyed seeing both the authors’ signature styles come through at times, and their work fits together nicely. I had extremely high hopes for this one, and it is safe to say that I was not disappointed. Continue reading
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera is unlike anything I’ve read before. It is a story about living life to the fullest as it follows the last day of two new friends. The characters are both likeable, and the writing brings a lot to the book. Although I knew the ending right from the beginning, it still came as a bit of a shock. Continue reading
Author: Adam Silvera
Also by this author: They Both Die at the End
Publisher: Soho Teen
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
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.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera is a debut novel that is strkingly well written. It also contains a realistic main character and plenty of diversity. Prepare to have your mind blown and be left in awe. More Happy Than Not is definitely one of the best books of 2015! Continue reading