January 9, 2018 by ceresbooksworld
History is all you left me by Adam Silvera
Publisher: Soho Teen
Publication date: January 17th, 2017
Rating: 4 hearts
When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.
To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.
If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.
This book talks about love and loss, friendship and eternity. History is all you left me is told by Griffin, it contains dates to be able to identify, we pass from the present to the past without too much problem and this allows us to better know the characters.
Griffin is quite special, he’s adorable but he has OCD. I really liked the beginning of his relationship with Theo as well as the evolution of their history. It’s tragic and the reactions it may have are not all perfect but they are understandable.
His ex-boyfriend is dead and he will have to learn to live with and he will also have to see Theo’s new boyfriend at the funeral. Seeing them both is quite interesting, they mature and learn from this loss.
The subject is well treated, homosexuality is absolutely not a problem, the theme is the loss of someone we love, how to live with and forgive. I loved this book, it made me feel all sorts of emotions, I cried, laughed and I felt like hugging them all.
I like Griffin, and Theo was cool but he did some things that disturbed me a little, Jackson is a great guy and I think that he suffers a lot from the loss of Theo. Wade is a surprise for me, I like him but his actions were a total surprise for me, a good one of course.
This is the first book by Adam Silvera that I read and I really like his style. I am looking forward to buying More Happy Than Not because it interests me and I appreciate the writer’s writing.
About the author
Adam Silvera was born and raised in the Bronx. He has worked in the publishing industry as a children’s bookseller, marketing assistant at a literary development company, and book reviewer of children’s and young adult novels. His debut novel, More Happy Than Not, received multiple starred reviews and is a New York Times bestseller, and Adam was selected as a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. He writes full-time in New York City and is tall for no reason.
Represented by Brooks Sherman of the Bent Agency.