Title: History Is All You Left Me
By: Adam Silvera
Call #: YA Fiction Silve.A
“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 dust jacket synopsis does a better job of bringing together all of the threads at play in Adam Silvera’s second novel, History is all you Left Me. Let me just be very, very honest with you guys: I loved this book. Silvera manages to capture each excruciating nuance of heartbreak while maintaining fully human characters who never succumb to stereotypes. I am a huge fan of Silvera’s first novel More Happy Than Not, and I would say that his sophomore book is an even greater triumph.