“More Happy Than Not” is a young adult novel written by Adam Silvera. The book was published in 2015 and is Silvera’s debut novel. It falls within the genre of contemporary fiction with elements of science fiction.
The story follows Aaron Soto, a 16-year-old boy living in a Bronx neighborhood. Aaron is dealing with grief, identity, and struggles related to his sexuality. The novel explores themes of self-discovery, the impact of memory, and the challenges of acceptance.
One notable element of “More Happy Than Not” is the inclusion of a speculative science fiction component that involves a memory-alteration procedure. This adds a unique twist to the narrative and raises questions about the nature of identity and happiness.
Adam Silvera’s writing has been praised for its emotional depth and authenticity, tackling issues of mental health, identity, and the complexities of human relationships. “More Happy Than Not” has resonated with readers for its exploration of difficult themes and its portrayal of characters navigating the challenges of adolescence and self-discovery.