Simply An Enigma
is awkward, athletic, and knows a fun fact or two. According to his friends, the most important aspect about him is that he's still a virgin. Except, the thing is, sex never crosses Julian's mind. He doesn't understand what the big deal is. Julian's tired of all the pressure. He just wants his friends off his back once and for all.
is the captain of the socc...more
I really really really tried with this book. I gave it a chance. I wanted to finish it, I really really did. But the more I read, the harder it became. It was almost painful.
The writing is atrocious. There's no other word for it. Everything the characters do is completely dumbed down and overly explained. The author took telling over showing to the next level. Even worse, the characters were inconsistent, a fact even more apparent because their every act was overly explained via intern ...more
I definitely recommend this book, it needs to be on everyone's shelves! ...more
There were some things that I absolutely LOVED about this book, so let's talk about those!
First, I thought this book had some amazing asexual representation. I'm hoping this isn't too much of a spoiler, since I know the authors are promoting that this book has ace representation in it, but Julian eventually learns that he is asexual, which is why he hasn't felt the need to have sex that all his friends have. There is a BEAUTIFUL scene where Julian learns what asexuality is. One ...more
That should not be interpreted that I was always happy while I was reading it, howe ...more
Julian is the cutest cinnamon squish ever and I want to hug him and protect him. Quinn can look after herself, but I'd definitely go out for drinks with her. She was a bit of bitch at times, but she really tried to learn and grow.
But their "friends" are utter jackasses! Wow!
There were a couple of minor negatives that bring this down from a 5 to a 4 for me:
- at times, the internalisation got a bit circular / repe ...more
The novel's plot in itself is pretty solid. Yes, it follows the scheme of a classic romantic story, but the elements introduced by the characters' ...more
I... liked this book, but I didn't love it. It had great asexual representation and education, and it did a good job being anti-slut-shaming, but there wasn't much to the actual story. I am asexual, and I love and appreciate ace characters being written by ace authors, but I want us to get to a point where a character being ace isn't their entire story.
I was intrigued at the biromantic heterosexual repr ...more
I questioned character actions a few times, but as a whole I enjoyed this and I do think it'll be an excellent resource for people who are questioning or just want to learn. Stories are powerful, and this is a great ace one. ...more