Thursday, 12 November 2020

Loveless


Loveless
by Alice Oseman (Harper Collins) PB RRP $17.99

ISBN 9780008244125

Reviewed by Kylie Buckley

Loveless is a coming of age story, written in the first person by the female protagonist Georgia Warr. Georgia is a shy and introverted eighteen-year-old who has never been kissed. She enjoys the idea of finding love, but when it comes to romance, she considers herself the ‘master of theory’. 

Georgia believes she is defective and is missing out on many life experiences. The only thing she is secure about is the friendship she has with her two best friends, Pip and Jason. The narrative follows this ‘trio of high achieving nerds’ as they finish high school and move away to college together.

Life at college compounds Georgia’s existing insecurities as she develops new friendships, a potential relationship and continues to figure out who she is. She meets some equally complex characters who are also trying to ‘survive and thrive in a world that often doesn’t feel like it was made for [them].’

Loveless is a young adult novel rich in the diversity of love. Its themes also include friendship, sexual diversity, self-discovery, self-acceptance, and identity. This fiction novel is suitable for mature readers aged 15+ years.


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