More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Available At: Electronic, DCC (HS),
Liberty, Pine Creek
Categories : Cursing, LGBTQ+, Sexual, Violence
Description: 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.
YA Label?: Yes
Notes: This book contains alternate sexualities; sexual activities; sexual nudity; excessive/frequent profanity; derogatory terms; and self-harm including suicide.
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Page 7: “[A] well executed story of a teen experiencing firsts- first love, first sex, first loss- and struggling with his identity and sexuality…Ingenious.”
Page 31: Only then do I see where this is going. A sexy lightbulb moment flashes, and when it does, I get up and jump so high I think I might’ve left an Aaron-shaped hole in the clouds. But when I come back down, I remember something very crucial: Fuck, I have no idea how to have sex.
Page 35: “Fuck all that. I boned a bunch of girls just so I could get off and feel better.”
Page 47: “You have to tell me about Genevieve’s tits now.” …”I bet. No homo, but I would watch that sex tape to see your girl in action. Not you.”
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