Let's Talk About Love

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Feiwel & Friends, Jan 23, 2018 - Young Adult Fiction - 304 pages

Striking a perfect balance between heartfelt emotions and spot-on humor, this debut features a pop-culture enthusiast protagonist with an unforgettable voice sure to resonate with readers.

Alice had her whole summer planned. Nonstop 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.

Claire Kann’s debut novel Let’s Talk About Love, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, gracefully explores the struggle with emerging adulthood and the complicated line between friendship and what it might mean to be something more.

Praise for Let’s Talk About Love from the Swoon Reads community:

“A sweet and beautiful journey about self-discovery and identity!” —Macy Filia, reader on SwoonReads.com

There aren't many novels that have asexual characters and it's something people need more of.” —Alice, reader on SwoonReads.com

I want this on my shelf where I can admire it every day.” —Kiara, reader on SwoonReads.com

 

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User Review  - foggidawn - www.librarything.com

After a rough breakup, Alice isn't sure she ever wants to be in a relationship again -- until she meets Takumi, who breaks the mental scale she's used for years to measure cuteness. Alice is bi ... Read full review

Let's Talk about Love

User Review  - Publishers Weekly

College student Alice Johnston, 19, is in the closet—sort of. Her friends and family know that she is bisexual, but what they don’t know (and what Alice isn’t really ready to tell them) is that she’s ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
12
Section 4
22
Section 5
30
Section 6
36
Section 7
41
Section 8
48
Section 20
154
Section 21
159
Section 22
170
Section 23
177
Section 24
182
Section 25
185
Section 26
199
Section 27
211

Section 9
55
Section 10
60
Section 11
73
Section 12
83
Section 13
94
Section 14
98
Section 15
111
Section 16
122
Section 17
130
Section 18
134
Section 19
142
Section 28
215
Section 29
227
Section 30
233
Section 31
243
Section 32
251
Section 33
256
Section 34
261
Section 35
272
Section 36
279
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About the author (2018)

Claire Kann hails from the glorious Bay Area where the weather is regrettably not nearly as temperate as it used to be. She has a BA in English/creative writing from Sonoma State University, and works for a nonprofit that you may have heard of where she daydreams like she's paid to do it. Let’s Talk About Love is her debut novel.

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