Hello, human beings. See I am trying to be consistent…maybe. I am on a super reading spree and I just finished my last book for Pride Month. I will be reading some other books that are now my obligations, you know buddy reads, and ARC books and stuff. So I will be concentrating on them now. I am so glad that I could read so many books on LGBTQIA+, it was a great experience. So now I will be posting the reviews of the book in the coming days. So hopefully it will be soon. Now let’s start the review, shall we???
Author: Rebecca Burgess.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Genre: LGBTQIA+, Memoir, Asexuality.
Chapter: 15 Chapters.
Pages: 184 pages.
Time: 1 hour 25 minutes.
Publishing / Published: 21 October 2020.
“When I was in school, everyone got to a certain age where they became interested in talking about only one thing: boys, girls, and sex. Me though? I was only interested in comics.”Growing up, Rebecca assumes sex is just a scary new thing they will ‘grow into’ as they get older, but when they leave school, start working, and do grow up, they start to wonder why they don’t want to have sex with other people.
In this brave, hilarious, and empowering graphic memoir, we follow Rebecca as they navigate a culture obsessed with sex – from being bullied at school and trying to fit in with friends, to forcing themselves into relationships and experiencing anxiety and OCD – before coming to understand and embrace their asexual identity.
Giving unparalleled insight into asexuality and asexual relationships, How To Be Ace shows the importance of learning to be happy and proud of who you are.
Amazon: 💙4.5/5 Stars💙.
Goodreads: 💙4.17/5 Stars💙.Taken from respective sources.
This book was so educating. To be honest, I didn’t know about Asexuality at all. This book not only introduced me to Asexuality but also taught me in detail what it is and how it can make a person confused in their lives. The story of Rebecca not being interested in boys and sex unlike the other girls their age and getting so disturbed about their sexuality to the point where they get OCD and Anxiety.
The journey of them going through forceful relationships to learning about their identity was so beautiful and encouraging. The book had me so intrigued and also sad at the same point as it portrayed a major point of how not having guidance in finding yourself, many people end up with serious mental and physical health issues.
The book talks about how to discover yourself with the help of people around you or maybe talking to a therapist and not forcing yourself into relationships just to feel normal. It also points out how it is normal to not be interested in boys, sex, or relationships. I just loved the entire book so so much and it was such a new and fresh experience reading about something I was unaware of.
It’s a must-try for people who want to know more about Asexuality and dive deeper into the LGBTQIA+ community because after reading this book I figured out that the community consists of more than only Lesbians, Gays, and Trans people.
So that’s it for today. Hope you have a nice day. See you all soon. I will be consistent…maybe. Enjoy!!!!