In the months after his father's suicide, it's been tough for 16-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?
Review : I loved this book it's beautifully written . This is about Aaron who has been through a lot his father committed suicide . There is this new surgery going around called Leteo where they make you forget painful memories . When him and his friends are playing man hunt Aaron meets Thomas they get close fast . Aaron has a girlfriend he loves and they end up having sex she goes away on a trip to do some art . So he spends a lot of time with Thomas doesn't spend as much time with his other "Friends " I wouldn't consider those people friends . Aaron admits to Thomas that he's gay and then he starts to fall for Thomas but he tells Aaron that he straight which causes a rift between them him and his girlfriend break up and he wants to get the Leteo surgury and his mom lets him but he gets beat up by his " friends " and almost dies and then he remembers he already had the Leteo surgery to make himself straight again he was fooling around with this guy name colin but then collin gets his girlfriend pregnant and Aaron gets the surgery now he wants to get it again and now he's having trouble making new memories .This book made me laugh and cry at the same time he lets go of Thomas he wants him to be happy hes says goodbye and he's read to be more happy than not . I will read anything Adam silvera writes I loved this book so much cause it talked about being gay being depressed all things people can relate to .
Quotes : I look down at my crotch and say , You better do what you were made to do . So help me god , I will ruin you if you don't . I will absolutely massacre you. Okay , Aaron, stop talking to your dick. And yourself.
Genevieve opens the door in a sleeveless yellow shirt and bedroom eyes . Good conversation with your dick?
We all make mistakes . Every wrong I take is a mistake , but it's a step in the right direction . If nothing else , it's a step away from the wrong one .
Memories : Some can be sucker punching , other carry you forward ; some stay with you forever, other you forget on your own. You can't really know which ones you'll survive if you don't stay on the battle field , bad times shooting at you like bullets . But if you're lucky , you'll have plenty of good times to shield you.
The boy with no direction taught me something unforgettable : Happiness comes again if you let it