Blog Tour: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Blog Tour: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Today, I am happy to present to you guys, the fabulous and tall Adam Silvera. He’s a really great guy I got to hang out with at BEA, and I’m super excited for his book. I preordered it and everything. Without further ado, I present Adam!

Adam Silvera and me

If you get a chance to read More Happy Than Not you’ll quickly learn that Aaron Soto is in need of better friends. He refers to this kid Brendan as his “sort of best friend” because Brendan is hardly worthy of the BFF title but is still his closest friend until Thomas Reyes enters the scene. Aaron and Thomas bond over the Scorpius Hawthorne series (which is basically Harry Potter, except if Harry were a DEMONIC boy wizard) and Thomas introduces Aaron to classic movies and love and true friendship. But Aaron needs more friends so if he had to hop into other literary worlds, here’s where he’s going:


WHY: Simon could talk to Aaron about Harry Potter, and Aaron would fill Simon in about the world of Scorpius Hawthorne. And, you know, there is a chance that the two would be a perfect match for each other romantically, though they’ll probably argue over which Oreo wins the Superior Oreo trophy. Simon would make a strong case for Classic, but Aaron and his Golden Oreos will ultimately take home the gold.

WHY: Aysel and Aaron have both struggled with the idea of suicide. Aaron, before the book’s start, actually tried taking his own life, resulting in a smiling scar on his wrist because he believed he would find happiness in death since his world was so ugly. But both characters discover hope and while nothing suggests their lives will be 100% easy after their respective books end, the two would be an amazing support system for each other.

WHY: Aaron has grown up in the Bronx and has rarely ventured outside of his childhood borough, much like me until I turned 19. But Mary Iris Malone, best known as Mim, has the adventurous spirit that Aaron needs if he’s ever going to see the world. They would have an awesome platonic relationship and suddenly subway-slave Aaron will get to experience the joys and insanity of a Greyhound bus with his Juno-esque tour guide Mim who will also blow Aaron’s mind with her playlists. Adventures ahoy!

Thanks Adam, here’s hoping this spawns some crossover fic where Simon and Aaron meet up, because that oreo argument sounds like complete perfection.

More Happy Than Not

More Happy Than Not - Adam SilveraThe Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-relief procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto — miracle cure-alls don’t tend to pop up in the Bronx projects. But Aaron can’t forget how he’s grown up poor or how his friends aren’t always there for him. Like after his father committed suicide in their one bedroom apartment. Aaron has the support of his patient girlfriend, if not necessarily his distant brother and overworked mother, but it’s not enough.

Then Thomas shows up. He has a sweet movie-watching setup on his roof, and he doesn’t mind Aaron’s obsession with a popular fantasy series. There are nicknames, inside jokes. Most importantly, Thomas doesn’t mind talking about Aaron’s past. But Aaron’s newfound happiness isn’t welcome on his block. Since he’s can’t stay away from Thomas or suddenly stop being gay, Aaron must turn to Leteo to straighten himself out,
ven if it means forgetting who he is.

Adam Silvera’s extraordinary debut novel offers a unique confrontation of race, class and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx.

Praise for More Happy Than Not:

“A brilliantly conceived page-turner.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review.
“Vividly written and intricately plotted.”-Publishers Weekly, starred review.
“[A]n engrossing, intense narrative.”-School Library Journal, starred review.
“Thought provoking and imaginative.”-Booklist, starred review.

adam silveraAbout Adam Silvera:

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Adam was born and raised in the Bronx and is tall for no reason. He was a bookseller before shifting to children’s publishing where he worked at a literary development company, a creative writing website for teens, and as a book reviewer of children’s and young adult novels. He lives in New York City. More Happy Than Not is his debut novel.

Purchase Links: Books of Wonder (Signed Books!) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | IndieBound

3 responses to “Blog Tour: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera”

  1. Hannah says:

    Ha, I still need to read this one – but I agree that EVERYONE needs some Simon in their life. Ah, my sweet rainbow Oreo child.
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  2. Book Chic says:

    Love this post and love these books. I want an Aaron/Simon story too!!
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