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History Is All You Left Me

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"This book will make you cry, think, and then cry some more."
-Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything

From the New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not comes an explosive examination of grief, mental illness, and the devastating consequences of refusing to let go of the past.

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.
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"Adam Silvera is a master at capturing the infinite small heartbreaks of love and loss and grief. History Is All You Left Me is a beautiful meditation on what it means to survive devastating loss. This book will make you cry, think, and then cry some more."
-Nicola Yoon, no.1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything

"Silvera packs a powerful emotional punch in this multilayered story told partly in flashbacks by Griffin, who's mourning the sudden death of his best friend and first love ... The conversational yet profound tone of the book highlights the author's ear for the musicality of language and his ability to convey deep emotion through attention to its cadence and flow. A novel to savor long after it ends."
- Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Though Griffin's vision is clouded by grief, passion, and guilt, readers will have no trouble understanding how unmoored Griffin has become: Silvera excels at capturing the confusion and pain he feels... Griffin has much to puzzle out as he tries to move forward, but he does so with the reassurance that real love exists."
- Publishers Weekly , Starred Review

"Silvera's splendid sophomore novel is filled with tantalizing questions about lies and honesty, love and loss, and past and present . . . Beautifully realized, character-driven work of literary fiction . . . In those questions, they will find an unsparing honesty that brings closure to the novel and to Griffin's quest to let go of the past and embrace the future."
- Booklist , Starred Review

"Silvera offers a gem of a story about first love and great loss . . . Profound . . . It is so easy to idolize a first love, and even easier to idolize someone who has died. Griffin's gradual awareness of Theo's flaws is the true heart of this standout title."
- School Library Journal , Starred Review

" History Is All You Left Me overflows with tenderness and heartache. Even when its hero is screwing up royally, maybe especially then, Silvera's humanity and compassion carve out a space where it's not the falling that's important, it's how you pick yourself back up. There isn't a teenager alive who won't find their heart described perfectly on these pages."
-Patrick Ness, New York Times bestselling author of The Rest of Us Just Live Here and A Monster Calls

"Sweetly devastating, passionately honest, and breathtakingly human. Only Adam Silvera could have written this story."
-Becky Albertalli, National Book Award nominee and award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

" History Is All You Left Me is a moving portrayal of two teens grieving over the same lost love. Adam Silvera's characters grab your heart and do not let go. This beautifully sad book will captivate teen readers."
-Angela Frederick, librarian, YALSA member, and 2015 Printz Committee member

"Masterful . . . Griffin, Theo, Jackson, and Wade will stay with teen readers for a long time because they are so achingly real. YA readers need these characters and all of their edges, their mistakes, their losses and, yes, their joy. This is a complicated, nuanced, elegantly crafted work. It's a book that's going be a lifeline for teens, an out-stretched hand that assures them they are not alone and their story will go on. This is a book beyond compare."
-Angie Manfredi, Head of Youth Services for the Los Alamos County Library System and 2016-2017 Stonewall Book Award Committee member

"Adam Silvera is wrenchingly good at writing about grief... History Is All You Left Me quietly shows how dealing with loss will help Griffin see himself and his world more clearly. It's a painful coming of age, but a beautifully written and very satisfying one."
-ShelfAwareness
Portrait
Adam Silvera was born and raised in the Bronx. He has worked as a bookseller, as a consultant at a literary development company, as a reviewer of children’s and young adult novels. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed debut novel,
More Happy Than Not, and the
New York Times bestseller
They Both Die at the End. He lives in New York City and is tall for no reason.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 304
Altersempfehlung 14 - 17
Erscheinungsdatum 01.05.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-61695-838-1
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 20,5/14,1/2,5 cm
Gewicht 260 g
Verkaufsrang 217
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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History is all you left me
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Bönningstedt am 15.12.2017
Bewertet: Einband: gebundene Ausgabe

Ich liebe dieses Buch! Ich hätte nie gedacht das mich ein Buch emotional so sehr mitnehmen könnte. Ich kann es absolut weiter empfehlen!

Get your heart broken in less then 250 pages
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Ludwigshafen am 25.07.2017
Bewertet: eBook (ePUB)

In all seriousness, this is an incredible beautiful written book about loosing your best friend and the love of your life. The author catches the emotion of every character perfectly and all their actions were very comprehensible. I never felt like he was putting extra drama in the story because... In all seriousness, this is an incredible beautiful written book about loosing your best friend and the love of your life. The author catches the emotion of every character perfectly and all their actions were very comprehensible. I never felt like he was putting extra drama in the story because none was needed. I fell in love with every character and how they were honest with all their flaws and quirks. It will leave you satisified at the end, you will think about this book long after you've finished it and you'll be sad. But I also believe this book can make one grow stronger as a person. This book was so full of life and love I already miss the feeling of holding it in my hands.

Beautifully told but with some disappointments
von Lisa F. aus Berlin am 20.02.2017
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

One of my favorite books I read in 2015 was More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. Reading that book I laughed and cried and was just blown away by Silvera's talent - writing-wise and storytelling-wise. I've waited over a year for his next book to arrive and the... One of my favorite books I read in 2015 was More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. Reading that book I laughed and cried and was just blown away by Silvera's talent - writing-wise and storytelling-wise. I've waited over a year for his next book to arrive and the awesome thing is: he has two books coming out this year! Now I have finally gotten myself a copy of HIAYLM and I must say that I am a bit disappointed. And this fact CRUSHES me. There are many things I loved about this book: -The awesome representation of gay and bisexual boys -Sex-positivity -Supportive friends and family -An honest portrayal of OCD -Silvera's stunning writing -All the feels Adam Silvera makes you feel! -No tropes -The not predictable plottwist But, sadly, also dislikes: -Theo: I never understood why Theo was so special. To be honest, he was quite underwhelming. And I didn't like him. -The sadness: Now, above I stated that I liked all the feels Adam created but I have to exclude the sadness. Normally, a book that deals with grief makes me feel compassion for the one suffering, so in this book it would be primarily Griffin. Except I never did. I don't know why but I just couldn't. So the sadness and grief were overwhelming me and I couldn't handle them. All in all, it was still such a great book but I had put very high hopes in this book and to realize that I sometimes struggled reading this book made me feel some disappointment I'd wished I didn't. BUT: I look forward to Silvera's next book They Both Die at the End which comes out this September and also to read his short story in the anthology Because You Love to Hate Me. I AM PUMPED!