Loveless

Alice Oseman with Elisabeth Hopper (Narrator)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ young adult
emotional hopeful reflective medium-paced

12 hours, 27 minutes | first published 2020

The fourth novel from the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman – one of the most authentic and talked-about voices in contemporary YA.

Georgia feels loveless – in the romantic sense, anyway. She’s eighteen, never been in a relationship, or even had a crush on a single person in her whole life. She thinks she's an anomaly, people call her weird, and she feels a little broken. But she still adores romance – weddings, fan fiction, and happily ever afters. She knows she’ll find her person one day … right?

After a disastrous summer, Georgia is now at university, hundreds of miles from home. She is more determined than ever to find love – and her annoying roommate, Rooney, is a bit of a love expert, so perhaps she can help.

But maybe Georgia just doesn’t feel that way about guys. Or girls. Or anyone at all. Maybe that's okay. Maybe she can find happiness without falling in love. And maybe Rooney is a little more loveless than she first appears.

LOVELESS is a journey of identity, self-acceptance, and finding out how many different types of love there really are. And that no one is really loveless after all.

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Moods

emotional 87%
hopeful 77%
funny 52%
inspiring 51%
reflective 50%
informative 42%
lighthearted 38%
challenging 8%
relaxing 6%
sad 6%
adventurous 2%
tense 2%

Pace

medium 68%
fast 24%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 91% | A mix: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.4