Author: Adam Silvera
Title: History is all you left me
Publisher: Soho Teen
Genre: YA, GLBT
“There’s nothing wrong with someone saving my life, I’ve realized, especially when I can’t trust myself to get the job done right. People need people. That’s that.”
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. (Source)
What I think of it
You did it again Adam Silvera, the world need more books like this one
This book was one big roller coaster of emotions. One moment I was smiling with a cute scene, the other moment I was crying my eyes out.
This story is so touching and you can just feel Griffin’s pain which made me want to hug him for hours and tell him everything will be okay.
Overall I loved the characters, Griffin suffers from severe OCD (Adam Silvera actually suffers from it as well) and it really gives a realistic look on how hard it must be to live with it. Jackson was someone I had a love-hate relationship with, but by the end of the book I appreciated him more.
Seriously please read this book, you won’t regret it
Adam Silvera’s writing is a kind you cannot not love. He has only written 2 novels, this one and More happy than not and I absolutely love his work. He’s been working on a 3rd novel and I can’t wait to read that one.