May 26, 2018

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More Happy Than Not

Adam Silvera. Soho Teen.

Gr 9 Up–There’s plenty that 16-year-old Aaron Soto would like to forget, including life in the poverty-ridden Bronx projects, his father’s suicide, and his own attempt to carve a smile into his wrist, but he only seriously considers a cutting-edge “memory-relief procedure” when his all-consuming friendship with Thomas turns into unrequited love. Characters with straight-up street cred, a heart-searing narrative, and a must-reread resolution provide an unforgettable look at gender identity and coming-of-age issues.

Hard Corners of Life: Debut YA Author Adam Silvera on More Happy Than Not