A Totally Awkward Love Story

A Totally Awkward Love Story - Tom Ellen, Lucy Ivison

So who is your lobster? Hannah has been looking for her lobster for years and she desperately wants to find him as she is planning to head off to college shortly and she hasn’t yet found him. A lobster she heard, mates for life, at least that is what someone told her in grade school and this notion that been embedded in her head and has been a goal for her for many years. So far, she been coming up empty handed. She hopes this last summer, she will find her lobster.


I really enjoyed the girlfriend relationships that were found inside this novel. They were true to each other in the end and were there for each other when they needed to be. Sure there were spats and quarrels amongst them but these girls together, were a fortress. There were many other relationships in this novel. Some were convenient and some took on deeper meanings, pulling at the emotional and committal side of their relationship. Such a variety of characters were included inside these pages, there is sure to be someone you can relate to. As the main characters were finally done taking their college entrance exam boards, there is a mix of feeling amongst them. They all feel relieved to put their books away but waiting for the results, some of the characters just couldn’t let go and just let fate take over. I could relate to these characters as they fretted over their test results. I know and they know that there is nothing that we can do about them but we still run the “what if?” scenarios in our heads after taking exams. They all wanted to have fun this last summer before college but these other individuals were ready to cut loose and be free. They all just needed to get away, change their environment, and things would start to look better.   This was a fun story, a very entertaining and enjoyable read.   I liked that the characters all began to relax for a bit while they were together once they got away from home. The atmosphere changed and there was of course, drama but there was going to be drama anyway. You put a group of people together, things are bound to occur.   It’s hard to change, it’s hard to let go of yourself especially around other people but it’s good to relax and know that you can.