Loveless by Alice Oseman | Book Review

Loveless by Alice Oseman seemed like a logical conclusion to pick off my shelves. You see, I had recently binge read the Heartstopper graphic novels and thought this book might also give me the same sort of feeling. As it turns out, I did not fall in love with Loveless. There’s an audience to be sure, but this book just didn’t hit me quite as hard as I had hoped it would.

Alice Oseman's Loveless follows Georgia who is about to go to college with her best friends Pip and Jason and learns she is aroace.

Oseman’s Loveless follows Georgia who is about to go to college with her best friends Pip and Jason. As it turns out, Georgia does not get a single room like most people but has a roommate named Rooney. Georgia is a person who is quiet and has a very small circle of friends. Georgia has never been kissed and is still a virgin. Her friend Pip is a lesbian. Jason comes across as being straight. Georgia ends up joining the Pride society and that is where she learns a term for what her sexuality is — aromantic asexual. The year also enfolds where Rooney forms a Shakespeare society and gets Pip, Jason, and the Pride society president Sunhil to join along with Georgia. Pip and Rooney have an antagonism between them that cracks.


First, I absolutely adore the cover of Loveless. The colors, the people, the crowd! It immediately catches my eye. I also am so glad that people who are asexual get representation with this book. I didn’t really know a whole lot about the asexual orientation until I read this book. However, what I didn’t love was that this book was such a slow read. The font is really, really tiny. The pacing felt glacial to me. A lot of this book is so internal- very much about Georgia’s inner life and thoughts. This is fine, but I have really been in the mood for fast paced reads lately and so, this just was not for me. That’s fine, I am able to freely recommend this to people who are looking for more of a cerebral read about realizing you are asexual.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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