"Loveless" by Alice Oseman is a contemporary YA novel about a young university student and her struggles with love and being loveless.
18-year-old Georgia has never been in love and has never been kissed. She has never even had a crush on anyone. And Georgia has no idea why that is. But she's quite the romantic and knows from reading fanfics that love will save the day, so she is certain she will find her own true love one day.
She's gone away to university with her two best friends, Pip and Jason, and Georgia is ready to find love in this new and foreign town. Together her new roommate, the bubbly and outgoing Rooney, Georgia makes a plan to achieve her perfect teenage dream romance, but the plan goes terribly wrong and ends up affecting her friendships.
Soon Georgia is forced to reflect on why love seems easier for everyone around her and embarks on a journey of self discovery, when she learns about the terms 'asexual' and 'aromantic'.
Uncertain and questioning everything about herself Georgia learns that love is more than romance and that being aroace doesn't mean her life has to be loveless.
"Loveless" by Alice Oseman is rapidly becoming a modern classic in the YA genre like many other works by Alice Oseman. Oseman is the insightful author of the popular LGBTQ+ graphic novel series "Heartstopper" and other intensely relatable stories about identity, sexuality, mental health and other crises experienced by teenagers and young adults.