Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Published: June 2, 2015 by: Soho Teen
Rating: 4/5 stars
The Leteo Institute's memory relief procedure promises to erase all of the bad memories of your life, to make you happy again. To Aaron Soto, that sounds promising, considering he's grown up in a poor Bronx neighbourhood all his life and lives with a mother and brother who barely look at him. But then Aaron meets Thomas, a sweet boy who becomes the support system Aaron has never had, and starts making him happy again. But Aaron still has to grapple with this sexuality, and a community that is less than supportive of it. Would the procedure really be a bad idea?
This book was my first Adam Silvera book I have ever read and I was really impressed by it! It was his debut and I do think I'll enjoy his other books better, but this was still a great, emotional read that deals with a lot of stuff.
I loved the concept of this memory institute. It was almost like a sci-fi facility within the real world, and it was kinda creepy and almost acted like the villain of the book. I thought it was a really unique concept and Silvera did a great job handling it.
I also loved the characters. Aaron was so sweet and I really felt for him, and Thomas was just such a good soul. I loved those two together and this book definitely gave me all the feels.
One minor thing I didn't love about this book was that it seemed a little long. I think it could've been condensed a bit more and some parts did drag. But still, overall, a great debut!!
Have you read More Happy Than Not? What did you think?
Emily @ Paperback Princess