A Totally Awkward Love Story
Now that the stress of exams are over, Hannah is ready to get on with the business of summer: finally losing her virginity and finding her “lobster”–her soulmate–not necessarily in that order. Sam, terrified that he bombed one of his exams, just wants to enjoy his summer. The two meet in strange circumstances: in the bathroom of Hannah’s best friend, at a crazy party and they connect for about ten minutes. Can the two find one another again and overcome the misunderstandings that continuously separate them?As the title implies, this is indeed A Totally Awkward Love Story. This novel by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison is a bit contrived at times, and mildly frustrating to read as a result–so much of the awkwardness could have been avoided through simple communication! But the book is well-written and generally entertaining despite its plot failings. Hannah and Sam have unique voices, and their senses of humor will have readers chuckling throughout.
Tom Ellen • Lucy Ivison