(EN) I had to DNF an Adam Silvera book which makes me sad and here’s why

Posted juni 16, 2019 by Laurie in English, Recensies, Reviews, Young Adult / 3 Comments

In my latest bookhaul, I included More Gappy Than Not by Adam Silvera. I wanted to read this book for a year, but the urge wasn’t that big however. I finally did an attempt to read it and I understand why my urge wasn’t that big.

(EN) I had to DNF an Adam Silvera book which makes me sad and here’s whyMore Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Pages: 300
Published by Simon & Schuster on July 24, 2018
ISBN: 1471175847
Also by this author: They Both Die at the End, History Is All You Left Me

Life hasn't been easy for sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto, but with the help of his girlfriend he's slowly remembering what happiness might feel like.

Then Thomas shows up …

Thomas is smart and funny, and before long Aaron is spending all his time with him. But as Aaron's feelings for Thomas intensify, tensions with his other friends start to build.

Soon Aaron is faced with a choice - one that will make him question what it is he wants, and how far he'll go to get it.

Why does happiness have to be so hard?

30% mark

The story started off fine, we got to know Aaron and all the other characters, but that’s all. After 30% not much has happened and it felt so dragging and I was bored out of my mind. Time to move on. It makes me sad, because I really loved They Both Die At The End (4.5 stars) and History Is All You Left Me (4 stars). I expected this book to be as investing, heartbreaking and emotional as the other two were, but no. It all took way too long for me and my mind was already on other books. It took me a week to hit the 30% mark and I read other books in between.


However, some themes were visible in this dbut already. Death, grief, finding yourself and so on. However, I just couldn’t get into the story.

Something positive

However, I don’t see this DNF as something negative. I see it as something positive since I liked Adam Silvera’s other books. This shows that he grew a lot in his writing after More Happy Than Not. Unfortunately this book wasn’t for me.


3 responses to “(EN) I had to DNF an Adam Silvera book which makes me sad and here’s why

  1. I think it is totally fine not to finish a book. Until about 2 years ago, I ALWAYS finished a book – no matter how bad it was. I always felt guilty, and felt that my time was being wasted if I didn’t finish. But then I realized that finishing a book I just wasn’t into WAS the waste of time. So – I stopped caring. IF I get 100 pages into a book (or 25%) and it isn’t for me – I quit!

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