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History Is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera

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.

I’m not really sure what I thought of this one. I guess, as always with hyped books, that I expected a lot more from this. I thought this book would rip my heart out of my chest and stamp onto, shattering it into a million pieces. But it didn’t. I can even say that I felt that sad. Maybe I don’t have a heart?

But I didn’t really care for Griffin’s relationship with Theo. Yeah, it was cutesy at times, but I couldn’t look past the fact that to Theo Griffin’s mental health was a cute ‘quirk’. I thought Theo’s treatment of Griffin in over areas where shitty as well. So I guess it was hard for me to be like “omg I ship this so hard” to then being sad over the fact that this OTP would NOT be endgame.

So I really don’t know. It was good. The writing was nice. I liked the change between history/present. But I can’t say this is a book that in a couple months I’ll be like “wow, that book was so good.”

Am I heartless??? Ahhh

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