In “History is all you left me” we meet our main character Griffin. Griffin first love, ex-boyfriend and best friend Theo has died in a drowning accident, and Griffin’s world collapses. Even though Theo moved to another state for college, Griffin never doubted that Theo would come back for him, even though he got a new boyfriend. But the future Griffin imagined isn’t there anymore, now it is only a dream. Something that will never exist.
The book changes between the present and the past. So we have chapters that are in present time, but also chapters that take place in the past.
In the past, Theo is still alive. And Griffin and Theo are very happy together. They start out as best friends, and end up being a super cute couple. Griffin is dealing with an OCD, that keeps getting worse and worse. But Theo is helping Griffin with is, or at least, he is trying his very best!
In the present, Theo is dead. He has drowned.
On Theo’s funeral Griffin meets Theo’s new boyfriend: Jackson. In the beginning Griffin blames Jackson for letting Theo drown. But Jackson is the only one who knows what Griffin is going thru. Both knew a very different Theo, and when they get closer to each other, they also meet a very different Theo.
This book gave me so many different feelings! There are pages that just left me speechless, pages that made me cry (both out of sadness, but also out of joy. And I am not someone who cries super easily while reading), but of course there are also pages that made me laugh out loud.
Adam Silvera has an amazing writing style. Even though this book didn’t contain a lot of pages, the pages were extremely powerful. The story is just… while writing the review I just started getting goosebumps over and over again. So maybe that tells you enough?
I just loved this book, and would highly recommend it to someone! I ended up giving it 5 out of 5 stars (as expected, after such an amazing story).