History Is All You Left Me Review (Mini)

**Mini Non-Spoiler Review**

History Is All You Left Me 

by Adam Silvera

Synopsis: A teenage boy struggles to cope with the death of his first-love while dealing with mental illness.

Main Characters: Griffin, Theo, Jackson, Wade

Goodreads average rating: 4.05/5

My rating: 5/5

Do I recommend? Yes, although I think more people would like They Both Die at the End.

For fans of? 

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My Goodreads Review:

“Another excellent Adam Silvera book! He’s two for two with me, although I definitely liked They Both Die at the End more than this one.

Either way, I really enjoyed my time reading this story. It was heartfelt for sure, although I wouldn’t say I was ever too emotionally distraught like I was in the last book I read by him. I also didn’t love Griffin as a main character; I understood that he was supposed to be spiteful and flawed as part of his grieving process, but I still found his choices and attitude frustrating. However, I really liked the split between the sections told in the past (“History”) and the parts in present day (“Today”). If not for the ending, I may have rated this a little lower, but everything was wrapped up and tied together really nicely.

Overall, I think this is a worthwhile read for sure! But if you haven’t read any Adam Silvera books, I’d start with They Both Die at the End. On a side note, if anyone’s read Infinity Son, let me know how it is, because it looks interesting but does not seem to be very well-liked.”

Characters: 8.5/10

-very rarely do I really dislike a main character, but I did find Griffin frustrating despite trying to empathize which his grieving process

-the other characters were likable

Writing Style: 9.5

-the past and present stories wove together really nicely 

-storytelling was well done

Pace: 8.5/10

-there wasn’t a lot that happened, which made the pace a little slow

-slow pace didn’t affect my enjoyment much

Entertainment: 9/10

-liked it all the way through

-ending was really well done

Average: 8.875/10


not at all   ,   minimally   ,   sort of   ,   considerably   ,   extremely

Boring parts?

none    ,    rare   ,   some   ,   frequent   ,   lots


not at all   ,   minimally   ,   sort of   ,   considerably   ,   extremely


none    ,    attempts   ,   some laughs   ,   pretty comedic   ,   hilarious


not at all   ,   a bit   ,   sort of  ,   yes   ,   extremely

Overall thoughts?

bad   ,   meh   ,   good   ,   very good   ,   excellent   ,   superb

Grade: 93%


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