Love is for Losers by Wibke Brueggeman
In this wry and hilarious queer romantic comedy, fifteen-year-old Phoebe realizes that falling in love is maybe not just for losers.
Did you know you can marry yourself? How strange / brilliant is that?
Fifteen-year-old Phoebe thinks falling in love is vile and degrading, and vows never to do it. Then, due to circumstances not entirely in her control, she finds herself volunteering at a local thrift shop. There she meets Emma . . . who might unwittingly upend her whole theory on life.
This is a laugh-out-loud exploration of sexuality, family, female friendship, grief, and community. With the heart and hilarity of Netflix’s critically-acclaimed Sex Education, Wibke Brueggemann’s sex positive debut is required reading for Generation Z teens. Think of this as Bridget Jones’ Diary, if it were written by Bridget’s daughter.
Idk why but I’m so intrigued by the thrift shop part of this novel? I mean, ofc, I am interested in Phoebe who seems like she is going to be a fabulous heroine, a promise of LOLs, FEMALE FRIENDSHIPPPPPPPPPPP, and so many feely feels. And then add in thrift shop!! Wow, i need new buzzwords.
✔️ THIS BOOK IS MERIDA APPROVED!
Merida definitely doesn’t believe that romance should be something that is picked for her or needs to be done just for the sake of romance. I think she could certainly applaud Phoebe for picking her own fate.
What do you think? Is this on your book TBR as well?