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I bought the book from Barnes & Noble.
Alice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting–working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she’s asexual). Alice is done with dating–no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.
But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).
When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn, and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood.
I have nothing bad to say about the cover. I love the diversity, the font and coloring of the title, and of course, the pun.
My sister bought this book. She read it and enjoyed it so I thought I would give it a try.
Alice is trying to come to terms with her asexuality. Or, she’s come to terms with it, but she’s only told her two best friends. Meanwhile, she’s trying to juggle what she wants to do with her life as her parents hop down her throat about law school and she’s trying to deal with her two best friends getting married when she can barely figure out how to date another human.
I found this story to be super involved and interesting to read about. As someone who doesn’t know a lot about asexuality, this was educational and it was great to go through Alice’s ups and downs with her.
I cared a lot about Alice. I really felt for her throughout all her struggles in the book. Takumi was a fun character as well and, while he did annoy me here and there, he was a great addition to the cast.
Alice’s best friends, Feenie and Ryan, were cool in the beginning. While they’re a great little family, I quickly got annoyed at their “quarrel” that lasted the majority of the book. Alice’s family wasn’t much better either. I felt like the tension between her and her family could have been done without.
This book was easy to read and follow along with the plot and sub-plots. Despite my complaints about a few of the characters, this was a quick read for me and it was hard to put down.
This was a really good book. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone as it’s something all of us should learn and know about.
Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann gets…
4 out of 5 cups
“You can’t let one or two bad experiences stop you from being happy.” – Claire Kann, Let’s Talk About Love