Book Review| More Happy Than Not

Hey everyone! It’s Monday and it’s time for another book review. This is one I should’ve done week’s ago. It’s More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. It’s a young adult book. Let’s get started!

Title: More Happy Than Not

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Author: Adam Silvera

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Genre: Young Adult

# of pages: 304 pages

My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 4.1/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.4/5 stars

Amazon Summary:

In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again—but he’s still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he’s slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely. 

When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron’s crew notices, and they’re not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can’t deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is. 

Why does happiness have to be so hard?

My Thoughts:

More Happy Than Not is a great book! The characters are detailed so you feel like you know them. There’s lots of action and twists and turns to the story. Aaron, the main character has had some pretty tough moments in his life. He has a girlfriend name Genevive. When Genevive leaves for camp, Aaron meets a boy named Thomas who he spends time with a lot. What happens next? I’m not going to spoil anything! This is definitely worth the read.

That’s a wrap! Have you read More Happy Than Not? Let me know what your thoughts are on the book.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Creative Challenges: At This Moment…

Hey everyone! Time for Creative Challenge #2! If you are unfamiliar with this twice weekly event then here’s the run down: Creative Challenges is a weekly event that happens every Tuesday and Friday. One of them is for everyone, and the other is for email subscribers only. The amazing Cynthia Dawn runs this event. She sends out these creative challenges by email or on her blog. She sends out a prompt and all you have to do is take the prompt and write a story either based off of a personal experience or as I do, with a fictional character.

Prompt #2: This moment something is going to happen. You’re waiting for it. What is it?

My Story:

Leo Wallis feels a laugh ripple through him. He’s sitting with his girlfriend Rylee. There both 22 and have so much in common. That must be why they’ve been dating for 2 years and spending time together even longer. That’s why he knows this is the moment. His heart skips a beat and he can feel his palms sweating. He’s so excited but nervous at the same time. “Will she say yes?” Is flying through his mind over and over again. Leo pauses and takes a moment to take in the scene. He doesn’t ever want to forget this moment. They’re at their favorite park. A baby is crying in the distance. A kid runs by laughing as his father chases him. A group of teenage girls sit and gossip at a group of tables across the path. So much is going on but for Leo, the world is frozen. It’s time. The whole world is waiting and he’s ready. He slowly pulls the ring box out of his pocket. Rylee looks his way and suddenly tears start to well up in his eyes. He can see him spending the rest of his life with her. He gets down on one knee and says “Rylee.. Will you Marry me?” Suddenly the world comes to a stop. The baby stops crying, the kid stops, the teenagers are smiling their way. Everything is perfect.

YES! YES!” Rylee screams with joy. Leo hugs her and hears applause erupt around them. Tears run down their cheeks. Leo will never forget this moment. Neither will Rylee Wallis.


Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀