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Book Review: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Trust me when I say you have got to pick up this book. After hearing so much praise about this debut novel and even hearing it compared to Benjamin Alire Sáenz’ Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (one of my favourite books of 2015!), I finally got myself around to picking up my own copy on kindle and you can guarantee I don’t regret it. While it doesn’t appear at first, More Happy Than Not is a dark, sad book that deals with class, race, homophobia, depression and suicide. I heard a few reviewers mention just how sad this book was before I picked it up but I shook it off as them exaggerating, because it couldn’t be as sad as they were describing, right? But it was and I should have listened. This is a story about Aaron who is trying to move on after both his father’s suicide and his own attempted suicide. He spends his days hanging out with his guy friends at his apartment complex where he lives in a one-bedroom apartment with his mum and brother and spends his …