TITLE: Loveless| AUTHOR: Alice Oseman | NUMBER OF PAGES: 435 | GENRE: Young Adult | PUBLISHED: July 9th 2020 | PUBLISHER: Harper Collins Children’s Books| PRICE: 8,49 € | ISBN: 9780008244125|
The fourth novel from the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman – one of the most authentic and talked-about voices in contemporary YA.
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?
Important, humorous and profound.
Every teenager should read this book. I mean it. Alice Oseman tells a story about growing up and finding out about sexuality, love, romance and the importance of friendship. Georgia is looking for love. She doesn’t unterstand the way she feels or rather not feels at all. Alice Oseman takes us along Georgias journey through finding everything out about herself. She makes mistakes. And this might be the main reason I love Alice Osemans books. Her protagonists are always realistic and imperfect. Georgia is a normal girl looking for answers. She is young and doesn’t have all the answers. She is trying things out. Which is what live is about: Making mistakes and learning with them.
Give your friendships the magic you would give a romance. Because they’re just as important. Actually, for us, they’re way more important.
Loveless is not only referring to the main character Georgia. It also tells the story of all of her friends. Alice Oseman is great at creating a story which is not focusing on one person alone. In most books the side characters appear to be decorations. At the end of the book they always remain shallow and fall into oblivion. But Alice Oseman thinks through every detail and not only describes the other characters but let them live for real. Every single added person rounds the story up and fills it with more life and importance. Allthough the reader gets to know a lot about Georgias friends, their problems and feelings, it doesn’t feel overloaded.
I’ve learnt some Things. Like the way friendship can be just as intense, beautiful and endless as romance. Like the way there’s love everywhere around me – there’s love for my friends, there’s love for my paintings, there’s love for myself.
Through the book I noticed that I didn’t know anything about the education system of Great Britain. The insight of the collage life has been so interesting. It’s a shame we don’t have a real campus life with different social groups and activities. I love the idea living with a lot of people with similar interests. College delivers so many options to get to live different lifestyles and opportunities to get to know yourself better.
This book reflects the importance of the love within friendship.