Review: Loveless by Alive Oseman

This book did not fit any of my challenge prompts.

Blurb:

It was all sinking in. I’d never had a crush on anyone. No boys, no girls, not a single person I had ever met. What did that mean?

Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush – but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic she’s sure she’ll find her person one day.

As she starts university with her best friends, Pip and Jason, in a whole new town far from home, Georgia’s ready to find romance, and with her outgoing roommate on her side and a place in the Shakespeare Society, her ‘teenage dream’ is in sight.

But when her romance plan wreaks havoc amongst her friends, Georgia ends up in her own comedy of errors, and she starts to question why love seems so easy for other people but not for her. With new terms thrown at her – asexual, aromantic – Georgia is more uncertain about her feelings than ever.

Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along?

Image via The Storygraph

What I liked:

I loved reading Georgia’s discovery and acceptance of her sexuality. It’s something she takes time to come to terms with, and definitely a journey that takes her a little while to travel.

Georgia’s experience of discovering who she is and discovering (as well as accpeting) her sexuality was wonderfully written, and I am sure someone out there will read this and feel much less alone.

I loved the Shakespeare Society, and all its members. I was also a big Drama Society Girl in college (but never in any of the Shakespearean shows) so seeing that closeness and setting again brought back some really lovely memories.

This book is full of great representation, and not just across the LGBT+ spectrum. There are also characters here with Asian backgrounds, and I felt this aspect of the book really showed this reality and normality of modern life in the UK.

If you love a slow burn romance, there’s a romantic pairing in this book you will definitely love reading a particular romance here.

What I didn’t like:

In the early stages of her time at university, she’s quite a dick to one of her friends and doesn’t always make the best decisions.

Out of five:

Four. I loved the story of Georgia discovering her sexuality, and I think it’s a book so many people will need to read.

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