Loner by Georgina Young

Set in Melbourne, Australia, Loner is a humorous and heartfelt exploration of new

adulthood. Lona, a cynical, introverted artist and part-time roller-DJ, traverses life’s sorrows and joys. She spends her days gathering grocery carts in a local grocery chain and 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 is a little lost, a little depressed, and very unmotivated. She thought being an adult would come naturally, that she would be just know how to adult. It turns out that Lona definitely does not know how to adult. She has no idea what she wants to do with the rest of her life, everyone around seems to have it figured out, but not her. Will she be able to answer the question "What is the point?"

Georgina Young brings a fresh voice with her short, sharp sentences and dialogue. Her depiction of a unmotivated 19 year old girl is real and raw. She still manages to find humor in what could be described as a confusing and dreary time. A great read for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Alice Oseman, and John Green. Georgina Young is a writer and designer from Melbourne, Austrailia. Loner won the 2019 Text Prize for Young Adult Literature and is Georgina's first novel.


By SamanthaN on March 16, 2021