Author: Georgina Young.
Format: E-ARC (Thanks for Edelweiss)
Publisher: Text Publishing Company.
Page count: 253.
Release day: February 9th 2021.
Genre: YA, Contemporary.
Rating: 2 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
Lona, a cynical, introverted artist and part-time roller-DJ, traverses life’s sorrows and joys in this heartfelt look at new adulthood.
Set in Melbourne, Loner is a humorous and heartfelt exploration of new adulthood. Lona kills her days by sneaking into the dark room at her old art school to develop photographs. She kills her nights DJ-ing the roller disco at Planet Skate. She is in inexplicably, debilitatingly love with a bespectacled Doctor Who-obsessed former classmate, and in comfortable, platonic love with her best friend Tab. Lona works hard to portray a permanent attitude of cynicism and ennui but will her carefully constructed persona be enough to protect her from the inevitable sorrows and unexpected joys of adult life? Loner re-examines notions of social isolation experienced by young people, suggesting sometimes our own company can be a choice and not a failing.
Nope.. This was not for me..
This book reminded me, once again, that I really should look into books more before requesting them..
I just did not understand this book. It really was about Lona finding her way in life. But I think I just did not connect with the way of writing. This book was written in really short chapters. And each chapter was like a small part of her life. With only small parts skipped. I’m not sure if this is the reason, but I didn’t like Lona whatsoever.. It could be because of the way of writing that I did not connect with, but it could also be that I just did not like Lona.
I didn’t like Lona’s way of thinking, not necessarily because it was wrong or anything, but her life is just so different from mine that I had a hard time connecting with her thoughts and opinion. So a lot of things she did/say I just disagreed with.
I also did not like any of the side characters. Nor did I really understand her family/ living situation, which made some parts quite confusing.
I do not have much more to say about this one. This was just really not for me, and I should look more into books before requesting them!