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Review: Loveless by Alice Oseman (Spoiler-Free)

I didn’t even know what was wrong. Everything. Myself. I didn’t know. How come everyone else could function and I couldn’t? How could everyone live properly yet I had some sort of error in my programming?

Reading this was both incredibly easy and painfully difficult. Much like John Green's Turtles All the Way Down, this book explained parts about myself I often don't want to face. For that reason, it's hard for me to talk about online, but I know it's important. Gabbyreads' vlog and Katie's review of this book basically sum up all my feelings, so if you want to understand further, I don't think I could do a better job than they did.

I also absolutely loved that this is a book about college!! Or "university" if you want to be technical. The friendships, navigating a new place, and just every experience Georgia goes through are so real and relatable.

We need more books like this. I certainly do, and I know others agree with me. The response to this book is evidence of that.

And the worst part of it was—even though I'd longed for these things, I knew that they'd never make me happy anyway. The idea was beautiful. But the reality made me sick. How could I feel so sad about giving up these things that I did not actually want? I felt pathetic for getting sad about it. I felt guilty, knowing that there were people out there like me who were happy being like this. I felt like I was grieving. I was grieving this fake life, a fantasy future that I was never going to live.

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