loveless by alice oseman

“loveless” is a coming-of-age story, combining tried and tested tropes of the genre with new perspective.

there is a young heroine going for the adventure of first year in university, comedic relief friend, another friend is in the knight’s armour. but don’t yawn yet.

it is not the main heroine who will get the romantic plotline, but sidekick. it is not the knight in shining armour who saves the damsel, but she herself does the job, and figures out what exactly made her different, and how to cope with that.

i couldn’t help but really like this bunch of clueless teenagers, who had the life i was never able to get. Alice Oseman writing style is so warm and empathetic, it felt like an old friend telling me a story over a cup of tea.