History Is All You Left Me is the newest book by Adam Silvera. I adored his previous book More Happy Than Not. (My review for that here.) I loved this story. Many teen books deal with death and dying, but typically that is the culmination of the story. It is more rare for the story to delve into the grieving process, and I appreciated the way this book took that on, especially as I'm currently still dealing with grief myself. The book would've gotten 5 stars, but the end was a little too neat and tidy for me.
My rating: 4.5 stars
Summary from goodreads:
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.
Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his
history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.