I'm going to go ahead and apologize in advance for this review, because it might get a bit emotional. You've been warned.
Loveless is a wonderful story about self-discovery, of firsts and lasts, and the beautiful bond between friends. It's a very important story in my opinion, as it shows the very realistic journey of an aromantic asexual individual's towards acceptance not only from the people around her, but from herself as well.
I myself am asexual, and this is the first time I've found a story featuring a character like me that I've decided to read. I have always been wary of it, scared off by stories of misrepresentation. But something about this story and it's cute coverart drew me to it.
Georgia's journey was so similar to my own, I nearly cried at a few points because it felt so VALIDATING to read about someone else going through it. Author Alice Oseman did such a wonderful job of portraying this aroace character she has instantly shot straight to my top ten favorite authors of all time. I was so immersed in this story I lost many a night's sleep because of it. Well worth it, of course.
The best part, my favorite part at least, was the emphasis on platonic love not being lesser than romantic love. The intensity of Georgia's friendships and her dedication to them was so endearing to read about. I wish I had friends like Pip, Rooney, Jason, and Sunil. Each character had their own motivation and interests; were so masterfully fleshed out I could picture them in my head so vividly while reading. Georgia's love for her friends was purer than most romances I've read, and I commend Ms. Oseman for her talent.
I could go on and on about this book, but I will painfully hold myself back to give everyone the chance to experience it themselves. Because everyone should experience it. Whether you're asexual, aromantic, both, or even if you're neither, you deserve to read this book.