Publisher: SOHO Press
Weight: 420 g
In his twisty, heartbreaking, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling debut, Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx. In the months following his father's suicide, sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto can't seem to find happiness again, despite the support of his girlfriend, Genevieve, and his overworked mom. Grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist won't let him forget the pain. But when Aaron meets Thomas, a new kid in the neighborhood, something starts to shift inside him. Aaron can't deny his unexpected feelings for Thomas despite the tensions their friendship has created with Genevieve and his tight-knit crew. Since Aaron can't stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound happiness, he considers taking drastic actions. The Leteo Institute's revolutionary memory-altering procedure will straighten him out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is. Why does happiness have to be so hard?
I love everything about this book, despite the "not so happy" ending. It's sad and gloomy and heart breaking and beautiful. I cry alot reading this and yet, still find it difficult to put the book down.. Beautiful, beautiful book!
What a wonderful book. As the first novel put out by this author, I was going in open minded. Adam Silvera has a new fan for life. This book was emotional and full of twists and turns that just kept you intrigued. I didn’t want the story to stop. This deluxe copy has a new even happier ending which was fantastic, but wasn’t enough! I would love to see him explore this world even more. Who in today’s society wouldn’t pay to have a certain memory erased? Who wouldn’t remove a moment of tragedy or loss out of their memory? I can’t wait to see what else Silvera comes up with!
This edition is so beautiful! Everything such a striking story deserves. It makes me sad that no publisher ever gets the author's books to give him the highlight he deserves. I still have hopes, but very low.
There are so many emotions in this book, fear, anger, sadness but there is also hope. Nearly everyone who has struggled with identity and self-esteem issues, especially in the face of potential disapproval from those around them, has probably felt and thought the same things that Aaron has. The author did really well in writing a book about accepting who you are, about embracing it and about being brave.
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