Wednesday, 13 December 2017

More Happy Than Not by: Adam Silvera

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Published: June 2, 2015 by: Soho Teen
Pages: 304
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


  1. This sounds really interesting! The whole scifi sexuality combination is something I've never heard of before. Definitely going on my TBR :) Lovely review, Emily!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks


  2. Nice And Very useful info,used to really good
    Keep it up and thanks to the writer.

  3. I've been meaning to read this for agggggeeeessssss!!!!! Lol. Glad you liked it :)

  4. I've had this one on my tbr for so, so long along with other Adam Silvera books but the length...the length kinda puts me off. I shouldn't honestly be so lazy but I guess I'll get around to it when I get around to it some day. Loved the review anyway, Em! It sure sounds SO GOOD.

    1. Haha I totally get that. I get really lazy around contemporary books because i’m just like: this story should not drag on. But I hope you’ll give it a chance one day!

  5. I've seen so much reviews about this book and I actually want to read it because it sounds so nice :) I'm glad you enjoyed it despite some lengthy unnecessary parts. I'm sure this will be a good read! Lovely review!!! <3 by the way I've missed you a lot in the community :)

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

    1. Thank you Jillian! I hope you’ll add it to your tbr as it was really worth reading! Welcome back :D

  6. Cool concept. I've seen a movie sort of like this! I'll have to go check this one out. Thanks!
    Rebecca @ The Portsmouth Review

  7. I've heard nothing but great things about this book, so I am so glad you enjoyed it so much as well! It sounds like such a powerful but relevant book. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! <3

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage