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More Happy Than Not

Title

More Happy Than Not

Authors

Adam Silvera

Publisher

Soho Teen

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781616955601

Pages

293 pages

Genre

science fiction

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After enduring his father's suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron Soto, sixteen, is already considering the Leteo Institute's memory-alteration procedure when his new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

850L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Single parent; Family member death; Gay/Lesbian; Mental illness; single mother; death of a father; gay; gay teenager; suicidal thoughts and/or tendencies

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Puerto Rican

Family Formation

single mother

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)
Children's and Teen Choice Book Award, 2016, Finalist, Teen Choice Debut Author
Goodreads Choice Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Goodreads Choice Award, 2010, Nominee, Young Adult Fiction
Indies Choice Book Award, 2016, Honor, Young Adult Book
James Cook Book Award: Celebrating Diversity in Teen Literature, 2017, Honor Book, Young Adult
Kirkus Book Award, 2015, Nominee, Young Reader
Lambda Literary Award, 2016, Finalist, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
30 Best Young Adult Books of All Time, 2016
Best Books for Teens, 2015
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2015
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2015 Fiction for Older Readers
Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth, 2015
Booklist Top 10 LGBTQ for Youth, 2015
Choices, 2016 Fiction Young Adult
Futurescapes: Selected Speculative and Science Fiction for Children and Teens, 2016 Too Close for Comfort?
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2016 GLBTQ Children and Teens: Fiction
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2015
Rainbow List, 2016 Young Adult Fiction
School Library Journal Best Books, 2015 Young Adult
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016 Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2017 Mental Health: Invisible Wounds
YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, 2016 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Keywords

parental suicide; coming out; Bronx; memory-alteration; homophobia; bullying; scar; dating

Diversity Impact

direct

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