Let's Talk About Love is the story of Alice, a college student struggling to face the curve balls life keeps sending her way. Her luck hasn't been great; her best friends are making her feel like a third wheel, her parents are pressuring her into law school, and her girlfriend has just broken up with her because Alice is asexual. This charming, humorous read is perfect if you're looking for something that tackles a tough topic in a light way. The novel captures the frustration and loneliness of being oriented differently, balancing those emotions with light hearted dialogue and character interactions. Kann's writing style is realistic and perfectly describes what it means to deal with a part of your identity that others do not understand.— From Kelli's Staff Recommendations
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 ... A lovely book with very likable and diverse characters. Cutie Code: Cutest" --Macy Filia, reader on SwoonReads.com
"I enjoy the character of Alice and love how different this story is from other novels as the main character is asexual. There aren't many novels that have asexual characters and it's something people need more of." --Alice, reader on SwoonReads.com
"This is a fantastic story ... I've never read a story quite like this one." --The Kindred Reader, reader on SwoonReads.com
"I need this published and I need it now. I want this on my shelf where I can admire it every day." --Kiara, reader on SwoonReads.com
About the Author
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.