Let's Talk About Love

Let's Talk About Love

Book - 2018
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In this young adult novel, Alice, afraid of explaining her asexuality, has given up on finding love until love finds her.
Publisher: New York : Swoon Reads, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250136121
Characteristics: 281 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Let us talk about love


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IndyPL_ShainaS Jun 03, 2020

The bottom line was her body had never shown so much as a flicker of sexual interest in anyone. But that didn’t mean she liked being alone. That didn’t mean she wasn’t lonely. That didn’t mean she didn’t want romance and didn’t want to fall in love. It didn’t mean she couldn’t love someone just as fiercely as they loved her.

IndyPL_ShainaS Jun 03, 2020

'First of all'—Feenie pointed at her—'you are not broken and I don’t ever want to hear that again. Second, being attracted to one person doesn’t necessarily change who you are. Maybe you’re graysexual instead of straight up ace. There’s just something about the way Takumi’s genetic code arranged his face and body that appeals to your brain chemistry. It’s insta-lust. Enjoy it for what it is.'

IndyPL_ShainaS Jun 03, 2020

If knowing you're asexual makes someone see you differently, then they don't deserve to be in your life. My feelings for you are exactly the same as they were an hour ago. This doesn't change anything between us.

IndyPL_ShainaS Jun 03, 2020

Why did she have to spend the rest of her life coming out over and over and over...? And once she did, would people always expect her to talk about it? It would always be a huge deal, she would always be subjected to questions, and she would always have to defend herself. Would it ever stop feeling like A Thing, a barrier, between her and everyone else?

Mar 22, 2020

"Love was intangible. Universal. It was whatever someone wanted it to be and should be respected as such... It was staying up late and talking about nothing and anything because you didn't want to asleep-you'd miss them to much. It was catching yourself smiling at them because wow, how does this person exist?? Before they caught you. It was the intimacy of shared secrets. The comfort of unconditional acceptance. The confidence in knowing no matter what that person would always be there for you."


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Sep 20, 2019

Sweet and romantic! Everything I needed! It's so nice to see some asexual rep. The community definitely deserves the spotlight right now.

RandomLibrarian Jul 25, 2019

Review excerpt: "This book does a great job of discussing asexuality and different forms it can take, as well as other common problems that students have. There is an appropriate amount of ramen. The romance is very sweet. I thought it was a little unrealistic not because of asexuality but because of the flirt-to-friends-to-romance arc seemed to go on forever. Then I realized that that’s pretty much exactly the romance I had in my sophomore year of college. Well played, book, well played. As long as you have enough energy to keep up with the heroine, this is a lovely romance!"


Feb 19, 2019

I loved the main character, and I liked all of the complexities to the plot: struggling to identify herself in the wake of her feelings for her new coworker, struggling to maintain her friendships, and struggling to find the words to tell her parents what sort of life she'd actually like to lead. Some of it felt very...tumblr...to me, and it always kind of bothers me when the narration of a book is too full of internet references and lingo. Other than that, though? I REALLY enjoyed this book, and I like to see more books in the future that explore different areas of sexuality, particularly for ace or demi individuals.

Jul 07, 2018

Finished the book in a single day, I had never connected to a character so much before, it was amazing. It really explained what being ace is like well, and felt like real people with personalities. I hope this book helps more books with ace protagonists in the future.


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