Books | Young Adult Fiction / Coming of Age
For fans of Love, Simon and I Wish You All the Best, a funny, honest, messy, completely relatable story of a girl who realizes that love can be found in many ways that don't involve sex or romance.From the marvelous author of Heartstopper comes an exceptional YA novel about discovering that it's okay if you don't have sexual or romantic feelings for anyone... since there are plenty of other ways to find love and connection.This is the funny, honest, messy, completely relatable story of Georgia, who doesn't understand why she can't crush and kiss and make out like her friends do. She's surrounded by the narrative that dating + sex = love. It's not until she gets to college that she discovers the A range of the LGBTQIA+ spectrum -- coming to understand herself as asexual/aromantic. Disrupting the narrative that she's been told since birth isn't easy -- there are many mistakes along the way to inviting people into a newly found articulation of an always-known part of your identity. But Georgia's determined to get her life right, with the help of (and despite the major drama of) her friends.
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"So cute and funny! I loved this book."
Stella Rose Hoopes
"You will yell at the protagonist; you will get second-hand embarrassment; and you will have to set the book down to pace and think about many of the stupid actions taken in the story. Whether or not you consider any of that a good thing is up to you. I will warn anyone with social anxiety that there are a lot of social situations between clubs and special events, and it may set off your anxiety (speaking from personal experience). The characters are amazing and imperfect just like in real life, and you’ll no doubt find someone you relate to one way or another. My personal favorite was Sunil."
"I read it for the Aro/Ace representation (personally I am on the spectrum for both) and couldn’t push past page 100. Disappointed by the story, got bored easily, characters were incredibly stereotypical, not enjoyable to read the dialogue because I could guess what would happen immediately, the characters were really one-dimensional, and generally I felt it was just… terribly written? I’ve heard a lot of good things about Heartstopper (I have a whole ‘nother set of issues with the webtoon) so I assumed the other books Alice Oseman wrote might be semi decent to read, but in the end I’ve just been disappointed. I might try to read it again in the future, but atm it’s on my DNF"
"I liked it for the most part, just got bored after awhile. "