Loveless

Alice Oseman

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ romance young adult
emotional reflective slow-paced

435 pages | first published 2020

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. Id 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 shes sure shell find her person one day. As she starts university with her best friends, Pip and Jason, in a whole new town far from home, Georgias 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 This wise, warm and witty story of identity and self-acceptance sees Alice Oseman on towering form as Georgia and her friends discover that true love isnt limited to romance.

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Moods

emotional 87%
hopeful 78%
funny 51%
inspiring 50%
reflective 50%
informative 41%
lighthearted 37%
challenging 7%
sad 6%
relaxing 5%
adventurous 2%
tense 1%

Pace

medium 68%
fast 24%
slow 7%

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: 2% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

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