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Loveless (202 JEUNESSE) Kindle Edition
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Praise for SOLITAIRE:
“The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age” The Times
“The most honest and authentic account of modern teenage life that you’ll read this year… outstanding contemporary fiction with appeal to fans of John Green.” The Bookseller
‘A very authentic, teenage voice’ – Sunday Times
‘Solitaire is an extraordinary novel … [Oseman] has captured her characters’ rage, humour and insecurity with aplomb.’ The Financial Times
‘Oseman proves herself a clever, witty writer’ Publishers Weekly--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
Alice Oseman was born in 1994 in Kent, England. She completed a degree in English at Durham University in 2016 and is currently a full-time writer and illustrator. Alice can usually be found staring aimlessly at computer screens, questioning the meaninglessness of existence, or doing anything and everything to avoid getting an office job. Alice's first book, SOLITAIRE, was published when she was nineteen.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B07KL771M3
- Publisher : HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (9 July 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 1086 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 369 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 85,959 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book also contains an aro person and an ace person as well that make minor appearances throughout the book. The book however doesn't touch much if at all on separating ace and aro identities and the wider spectrum of identities within the spectrum.
My only other complaint which is why I give this a 4/5 is there's an ongoing subplot of a lesbian who continuously makes the comment "if only she wasn't straight" throughout the story which feels a bit problematic. Otherwise cute romance subplot.
Book was great overall in terms of representation (it's written by Alice Oseman who's aspec herself!). I loved that it went through the emotional turmoil of someone who discovers being aroace and realising that all the things they thought they wanted might not be possible in reality and finding out other ways to enjoy and appreciate life outside of romance and sexuality.
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This novel follows Georgia as she goes through a journey of figuring out her sexuality and learning to accept and love herself. It's never crossed Georgia's mind that she may be aroace shes always just assumed - as everyone says - that eventually the right person will come along and she'll fall in love. Shes tired of waiting so decides that upon starting uni she's going to put herself out there more, only whilst she loves the idea of romance and sex she starts to realise that she can never quite imagine it for herself.
Georgia's coming to terms with her sexuality was very relatable to me in so many ways but especially in how she confuses platonic love for romance, and how crushed she feels coming to the realisation that as a lover of romance she'll never get to experience it for herself. I loved seeing my experiences reflected in Georgia and seeing how she was able to overcome this sadness and learn to love herself.
Seeing Georgia learn to accept her identity and realise that she wont ever be loveless because platonic love is just as important was truly such a wonderful thing to see (and did make me tear quite up a bit).
I did have some slight issues in that I would've liked more discussion on the ace spectrum. Georgia is sex repulsed which is totally valid but not all ace people are, and many ace people do have sex, I would've liked this to be acknowledged. All aroace experiences are different and they are all valid.
I also didn't like how Rooney's love of casual sex was in the end attributed to her using it as a coping method rather than just a love of sex cause some people do just love to have sex and I'm so tired of books always vilianizing casual sexual experiences.
Overall, I adored this and I'm so glad I was able to read it. It's not a perfect book but it was so important to me and I know it will be for many others too.
I’ve not seen other young adult books with an asexual protagonist and rarely see a minor character who is. This story brings understanding and much needed awareness. A loved one tells me how wonderful it is to finally see herself in a character and their experiences. She wishes she’d had this book to read a few years ago whilst struggling in a similar way to Georgia. She says that now, if someone doesn’t understand, she’ll refer them to read ‘Loveless’. I’m grateful to Alice Oseman for writing this book for her sake and because it has increased my own understanding. ‘Loveless’ is about far more than sexuality. Through an absorbing plot, and with a cast of loveable, entertaining characters, it’s a book about self-discovery, self-acceptance, friendship and finding yourself in a society where you feel the odd one, only to discover you have a place as exactly who you are. Heartachingly honest, compassionate and amusing in turns, I can’t recommend this book highly enough. I’ve already bought two copies and will be lending, gifting, and recommending it further.