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Publisher Description

In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling-debut—also called “mandatory reading” and selected as an Editors' Choice by the New York Times—Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx.

In the months after his father's suicide, it's been tough for sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again—but he's still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he's slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely. 

When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron's crew notices, and they're not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can't deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can't stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute's revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is. 

Why does happiness have to be so hard?

“Silvera managed to leave me smiling after totally breaking my heart. Unforgettable.”
—Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda 

"Adam Silvera explores the inner workings of a painful world and he delivers this with heartfelt honesty and a courageous, confident hand . . . A mesmerizing, unforgettable tour de force."
—John Corey Whaley, National Book Award finalist and author of Where Things Come Back and Noggin 

Young Adult
June 2
Soho Press
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Jesseji ,

Best book, ever. Not to mention debut.

This book left me in tears. It was a beautiful telling, you could empathize with Aaron’s situation, even if you aren’t exactly like him. I came into this book looking for a gay love story like his other book “What if it’s Us?”. Also tied for best book ever, in my opinion. But, in return i got a love story, a story of sadness, finding happiness, a story of many many plot twists (that left me jaw dropped), and so much more. This book is a MUST read!!!!

HeyDuggeeeee ,

What’s the price of happiness?

In More Happy than Not, readers are sucked into the world of Aaron and make startling realizations as they move on. Finishing the book, emotional, raw, and heartbreaking, readers have to reflect: At what point will they go for their definition of happiness?

HopelessRomanticDon ,

In tears

It’s an amazing emotional rollercoaster. 11/10

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