Book Review: A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison


Title: A Totally Awkward Love Story
Author: Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Humor
Pages: 320
Edition/Publication: Kindle
Rating: 3/5



The story is about high school teenagers who will be going to college soon, Hannah and Sam fears that they will be virgins forever, so they promised to themselves that they have to lose their virginity before they go to college. You’ve read that right! This book  also deals with social misunderstandings and true meaning of friendship. I heard that the authors once dated in high school, that was cool, and wow they ended up writing a book together.

The story was written in both Sam and Hannah’s perspective. It was a fast read but I thought that the flow of the story was all over the place.There were also parts of the story that made me feel a little bit uncomfortable because there were seriously a lot of sex talk and I kinda feel weird about it. There were also scenes that I thought just shouldn’t be detailed like that, it was really really weird especially the almost last part in the book. I felt that their relationship was a bit forced. Party, alcohol, hook ups there were too much of it to the point that I just continued reading it just for fun and I was hoping the story would get better. But as the title implies the story was indeed full of awkward moments.

The friends in this book always want to hook up with someone everywhere they go. Why does every time in YA the main character has the lamest set of friends? One more thing, I didn’t feel any connection with the characters it feels like I was just looking at someone’s life and just observing what they are doing for entertainment.

I must say that the humor in this book was on point, I really prefer British humor, there were times that I couldn’t help myself but laugh at the characters that was the only time I think the story made me enjoy it! I wouldn’t say I hate it, I don’t like using that word when I’m talking about books I just didn’t enjoyed it as much as everyone who has read it. 🙂 I still recommend this to everyone, if you’re looking for a light and funny read, it’s the right one for you!




  1. Haha, this book sounds so interesting! The title is also on-point given how awkward the plot sounds like… I’m actually really curious as to what the details were about? I might actually pick it up, just because. Great review, Nicka!

    1. You really need to read it hahaha! It’s just a light read and if you’re really looking for some humor book grab this one and read it, it doesn’t really tackle deep issues. I hope you enjoy it once you get around on reading it 😉

  2. I’ve heard of this one, but it doesn’t seem like my kind of story. I’m glad I read your review! I won’t be picking up this one, but at least you liked parts of this one 🙂 It’s too bad you don’t like the main character’s friends in YA 🙁 I love it when supporting character relationships come together. Maybe try Natalie Standiford’s How to Say Goodbye in Robot? It’s a really good story about platonic friendship. Ooh, or Made You Up by Francesca Zappia, which was one of my favorite novels the year it came out and it was AMAZING. Such great group of friends ^_^ Anyway, great review and hope you try these!

    – Eli @ The Silver Words

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