Location: FIC SIL
Genre: Complementary Youth Fiction LGBT
So what is this story about...
More Happy Than Not,which tells the story of Aaron Soto, a high school student in the Bronx recovering from a recent suicide attempt. Aaron has a lot of reasons to feel sad. His father’s suicide, his overworked mother, and his confusing feelings for the new guy on the block. Aaron starts to wonder if the Leteo Institute, which promises revolutionary mind-alterations, might be a good solution to all his problems.
This book deals with a lot of heavy topics like suicide, homosexuality, homophobia, love, rejection, betrayal, self-loathing and domestic violence. It is full! and it also is not a happy book! but it is powerful- very powerful.
"If there's happiness tucked away in my tragedies, I'll find it no matter what. If the blind can find joy in music, and the deaf can discover it with colors, I will do my best to always find the sun in the darkness because my life isn't one sad ending - it's a series of endless happy beginnings."
― Adam Silvera,