How to Be A Normal Person

How to Be A Normal Person

eBook - 2015
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Gus plans to become a normal person for Casey, an asexual stoner hipster. After all, what could possibly go wrong?
Publisher: [S.I.] : Dreamspinner Press, 2015.
ISBN: 9781634765794
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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skyekilaen
Sep 08, 2018

A (really) laugh out loud romance between a stoner video store clerk named Gustavo Tiberius, who has a pet ferret named Harry S. Truman, and an asexual hipster bakery employee guy named Casey, who decides to woo Gus for reasons Gus can't even begin to understand.

The setup sounds too quirky to work, but it does, because TJ Klune is absolutely gifted at wrapping comedy around real emotion. Gus's misadventures using the internet to figure out how to be normal are hilarious, but his underlying loneliness and grief are deeply touching. Casey is a ray of sunshine, and his patience with Gus made my heart all melty. This book is so many good feelings!

Asexual readers will extra appreciate that this is #ownvoices, that Casey is 100% okay with his asexuality, the main characters do NOT have sex, and Gus finds his physical and romantic relationship with Casey deeply fulfilling.

ArapahoeAndrea Jul 25, 2018

It's not often I get to read a romance story where one of the main character is asexual and the other character is on the autism spectrum. The author great job weaving together a homo romantic storyline, that showed that a relationship does not need to have sex to have love. The quirkyness of the characters got a little long winded at points, but overall it was a great read and T.J. Kline has a new fan.

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