JOSIES BOOK REVIEW ON:
LETS TALK ABOUT LOVE
BY CLAIRE KANN
This review is probably rated PG13 cause deals with topics of sexuality.
Please don’t make it weird.
Josies thoughts- “I would die for this book.”
Let’s talks about love and let’s talk about this book. This book. This book, is a lot of things- It’s heartbreaking, emotional, well written, and not your typical love story.
This book is sure to become a cult classic, solely for the fact there aren’t many books that portray asexuality in an accurate light. For those who don’t know, asexuality is classed under the LGTBQ+ spectrum, and it’s basically those who aren’t sexually attracted to anyone- but this doesn’t mean they’ve taken vows of celibacy. It just means that they find people attractive in other ways that aren’t sexually motivated. With that in mind, enter Alice. Alice is bright, funny, and is going to college for a degree still undecided. The book opens with Alice (tragically), being broken up with by her (now ex) girlfriend, Margot. Margots reasoning is that Alice isn’t interested in her sexually, and she will never be the first one to initiate sex. This obviously translates into the fact that Alice doesn’t love Margot (which isn’t true). She leaves Alice defeated. The problem for Alice is she can’t properly communicate her asexuality- thus leading to unfavorable situations like the one she’s recently gone through.
But soon after Alice has sworn off dating, enter Takumi. Cute, witty, and way out her league, Alice tried her darnest to stay away. But fate works in mysterious ways. She soon finds herself utterly transfixed on Takumi, and oddly enough, he feels the same way. But Alice soon feels herself running into the same problems with her asexuality, and desperately hopes Takumi is different.
I don’t normally find myself devouring books- but honestly, this book literally kept me pinned down, and I finished it in about 2 days. Its an easier read to say the least, but its well written and witty, and you can’t help but fall in love with Alice and her friends. Claire Kann has certainly done her research with this one (her debut novel!!). She represents asexuality in a clumsy poetic way, a way that really allows the reader to fully understand how Alice feels. I personally enjoyed the portrayal of Alice, as she was super relatable in probably every way.
Some points of the book could have used more description, and I feel that some parts felt rushed- but don’t let that detour you from reading this masterpiece.
I personally want to high-five Claire Kann for this book.