Let's Talk About Love by Claire KannLet's Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Let's Talk About Love

byClaire Kann

Hardcover | January 23, 2018

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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

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.
Title:Let's Talk About LoveFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.58 × 5.76 × 1.06 inShipping dimensions:8.58 × 5.76 × 1.06 inPublished:January 23, 2018Publisher:Feiwel & FriendsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250136121

ISBN - 13:9781250136121


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Let's Talk About Love - Looks like: joy - Sounds like: procrastination and giggles - Tastes like: comfort food - Smells like: libraries - Feels like: hugs and cuddles
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I almost cried happy tears when I found Let's Talk About Love As an asexual biromantic girl, I was absolutely amazed to find a book about a character who shares my sexual and romantic orientation!! Alice has a bubbly personality and is totally someone I want as my best friend. While I wasn't crazy about the romantic aspects of the story (I'm not a big romance reader), I enjoyed Alice's journey and rooted for her the entire time. The book was enjoyable, however some conversations felt a little forced and unnatural. You could sort of tell this was the author's first book (not that that's a bad thing). For example, when Alice goes to see a counselor, the doctor's advice and information on asexuality (and similar topics) are slapped down onto the page in large chunks instead of being broken up naturally in the conversation. (Though that could just be me nitpicking.) Overall this is a book I would recommend to anyone who loves rom-coms, regardless of their sexuality.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read I have been on the fence about buying this book for a while, but when I went into the store and saw it there, I finally decided to go for it. I was super pleased with the entire concept of the book and I loved all the characters, but I felt that it was rushed and could have used more depth in some parts. Overall though it was a great book and I think asexuals and sexuals alike should read it!
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ace Rep Cute, fluffy read with an asexual main lead. The last bit meandered a bit but I highly enjoyed myself.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved lets talk about look I really enjoyed reading this book! this is the first book I've read about an asexual character. I really enjoyed the progress and journey Alice took to gain acceptance of her sexuality of being asexual. I also loved her relationships with her friends and the connection she and Takumi developed through the book. I glad it wasn't another YA romance books where girl meets guy and fall in love. must read book
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lets talk about loveeeee IF this is not in your cart, why is it not? When I first saw the cover for this book, I could not feel a giddy feeling inside. One, its purple ( purple is my favorite color and two, The model on the cover is a person of color. Like can I please have a standing ovation for this book. I want to state that I do not know anyone close to me that is asexual. I cannot represent this part of the book. I have some people in the book community that rave and done reviews for this book, that say the ace in this book is on point. However, does not take anything away from the book. This book was such a fantastic, rom-com novel that everyone needs to read. Alice is biromantic asexual, meaning (biromantic) is attracted to sexes or genders and sexual is not attracted sexually to their partners. She was recently dumped by her GF because Alice is asexual and promises no more relationships and then she meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for. This book tackles - Racial microaggression - Combats gross sexism - queer rep -Ace rep - how to have positive relationships between partners and friends - change school / academic majors - follow what you believe in - be kind, open your ears and listen
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! I loved this book. This is the first book I’ve read with an asexual character. At first, I was worried when Alice started having feelings for Takumi. I didn’t want the story to turn into her discovery that she wasn’t actually asexual. I was relieved that didn’t happen. The story is about Alice learning to accept her orientation. Even though many readers may not be able to relate to Alice’s orientation, her relationship with Takumi is relateable. She has butterflies in her stomach for the first time, when she meets him. She’s constantly thinking about him and she can’t figure out why. This is the first time she experienced romantic attraction. I think the book needed more tension. Alice had her personal problems, which were important and valid. But there weren’t a lot of exciting, tense moments to drive the story. I would have loved a surprise or shocking event throughout the story. I also would have liked to have seen more of her family. They created conflict with Alice, because they didn’t agree with what she wanted to do in life. I really enjoyed this story and I highly recommend it! I received this book on NetGalley.
Date published: 2018-01-31

Editorial Reviews

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