Monday, October 30, 2017

Five YA novels featuring asexual protagonists

At the BN Teen blog, Nita Tyndall tagged five YA novels that feature protagonists who identify as asexual ("but what’s more important is the books don’t center around that fact"), including:
Tash Hearts Tolstoy, by Kathryn Ormsbee

This was honestly one of my favorite books to be published this year, and for good reason. If you like geeky, kinda-complicated romances with asexual protagonists, then this one is the perfect fit for you, too. Natasha “Tash” Zelenka is fine with the fact her web series based on Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina isn’t well-known—she just wants to make the best series possible with her friends (and crush). But when a shoutout from a famous YouTuber launches them into Internet fame, Tash gets way more than she bargained for. Now she’s having to deal with the ups and downs of fame, and she still has to figure out how to tell her crush she’s asexual.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue