Den dag jeg glemmer
Title: More Happy Than Not
Author: Adam Silvera
Published in English: 2015
Dansk titel: Den dag jeg glemmer
Dansk udgivelsesår: 2016
Finished Reading: July 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction & LGBT
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Part Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, part Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Adam Silvera’s extraordinary debut confronts race, class, and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx.
Sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto is struggling to find happiness after a family tragedy leaves him reeling. He’s slowly remembering what happiness might feel like this summer with the support of his girlfriend Genevieve, but it’s his new best friend, Thomas, who really gets Aaron to open up about his past and confront his future.
As Thomas and Aaron get closer, Aaron discovers things about himself that threaten to shatter his newfound contentment. A revolutionary memory-alteration procedure, courtesy of the Leteo Institute, might be the way to straighten himself out. But what if it means forgetting who he truly is?
This is worth a read. It’s just as good as; they both die at the end, so if you liked that, then here’s your next reading experience. It wasn’t as predictable like; they both die at the end, and I liked that part.
Like his other books, this has a sci-fi aspect too. It’s amazing how he can merge realism and sci-fi in one go without it seem misplaced.
This is an LGBT like his other two books – but it’s very subtle. It contains no indiscretions and can’t possibly scare readers off. After reading few books in this genre, it seems that it’s common to refrain from using foul language.
All of his work contain so much heart, filled with emotions and I’m sure that, no matter what types of books he’d write in the future I’d happily read them.
I absolutely adore the main character. He evokes every emotion in me; sadness, happiness, hopefulness. I could have used a few more chapters getting to know him. I would have loved to see a different ending for him.
The writing is easy to understand. We don’t receive a lot of useless information or know the feelings of unimportant people we come across. That makes it easy to remain interested in the book. We receive the information needed, nothing more. The rest is just a guessing game of how the future looks like for the characters. That is awesome!