If you’ve ever read an Adam Silvera book you know you are in for two things. What are those? Heartache and unparalleled character development.
The writer is a genius.
So, it is no surprise that Adams books get optioned.
HBO Max is developing Adam Silvera’s bestselling YA novel More Happy Than Not as a one-hour series, and we’re kinda excited.
What’s the book about?
Part Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, part Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Adam Silvera’s extraordinary debut confronts race, class, and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx.
Sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto is struggling to find happiness after a family tragedy leaves him reeling. He’s slowly remembering what happiness might feel like this summer with the support of his girlfriend Genevieve, but it’s his new best friend, Thomas, who really gets Aaron to open up about his past and confront his future.
As Thomas and Aaron get closer, Aaron discovers things about himself that threaten to shatter his newfound contentment. A revolutionary memory-alteration procedure, courtesy of the Leteo Institute, might be the way to straighten himself out. But what if it means forgetting who he truly is?
It’s a book that is absolutely beautiful and moving.
Drew Comins and Silvera will serve as executive producers on the project, which to our knowledge does not have a writer as of yet.
More Happy Than Not was published by Soho Teen in 2015 and has been published in over 15 territories.
This isn’t the only one of Silvera’s books that has been optioned. They Both Die at the End, is currently in development at HBO, and What If It’s Us, which he co-wrote with Becky Albertalli and is currently in development by Anonymous Content.
We can’t wait for all three of these books to make it to the screen.
Are you a fan of Adam Silvera’s books? What book are you excited to see on the screen?