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Sam and Hannah only have the holidays to find ‘The One’. Their lobster. But instead of being epic, their summer is looking awkward. They must navigate social misunderstandings, the plotting of well-meaning friends, and their own fears of being virgins for ever to find happiness. But fate is at work to bring them together. And in the end, it all boils down to love.
I picked Lobsters as part of my September Luna’s Picks. I was a bit sceptical about reading it because of the ‘socially awkward love story’, but I’m happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised with Lobsters. It was a funny and lovable story which I think many Young Adults/Adults would enjoy! Lobsters is packed full of swearing and mentions of sex. It never becomes too much though as it totally fits in with the story.
Lobsters is told in alternating chapters, narrated by Hannah and Sam who are two teens that are trying to lose their virginity before they go to University. Hannah in particular is looking for her Lobster (totally reminded of the Friends series here!) She wants to find her partner ready to mate for life. Both characters are searching for who they really are. They find each other but there are some obstacles in the way!
I thought that the characters in Lobsters were fantastic. Sam and Hannah may be our main characters but their friends are also hilarious and easy to feel something for- whether they annoy you, you find them endearing or you really like them! I think Sam and Hannah are relatable characters, and I liked that they were experiencing that life doesn’t always go the way you expect when it comes to the future and big decisions like first love and sex.
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