19 January 2017

Review: History Is All You Left Me

History Is All You Left Me
by Adam Silvera

Publisher: Soho Teen
Publication Date: January 17, 2017

HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME by Adam Silvera is an unexpected journey of finding love then losing it, and destroying yourself and those around you to find it again. Griffin’s life is shattered when he finds his best friend and first love, Theo, is dead. In an attempt to rediscover himself he forms a strange bond with Jackson, Theo’s boyfriend, and begins sorting through his past with Theo, relaying their story. The reader watches Griffin mourn and strike out, all the while his controlling OCD slowly worsening.

The reader might get a little confused transitioning between past and present, but it's an important aspect to this novel. The reader sees Theo live and change with Griffin, only to switch back to the present and watch Griffin push away comfort and condolences, shutting himself away from those that still love him. This book makes the reader feel with Griffin, frustration, sadness, and helplessness.

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