Friday, September 27, 2019

Review: How to Be a Normal Person by T. J. Klune

How to Be a Normal Person
(How to Be #1)
by T.J. Klune
Release Date: October 16, 2015
Genre: M/M Romantic Comedy

Gustavo Tiberius is not normal. He knows this. Everyone in his small town of Abby, Oregon, knows this. He reads encyclopedias every night before bed. He has a pet ferret called Harry S. Truman. He owns a video rental store that no one goes to. His closest friends are a lady named Lottie with drag queen hair and a trio of elderly Vespa riders known as the We Three Queens.

Gus is not normal. And he's fine with that. All he wants is to be left alone.

Until Casey, an asexual stoner hipster and the newest employee at Lottie’s Lattes, enters his life. For some reason, Casey thinks Gus is the greatest thing ever. And maybe Gus is starting to think the same thing about Casey, even if Casey is obsessive about Instagramming his food.

But Gus isn’t normal and Casey deserves someone who can be. Suddenly wanting to be that someone, Gus steps out of his comfort zone and plans to become the most normal person ever.

After all, what could possibly go wrong?

Oh my God. This book is hilarious! This not my first TJ Klune, but yet again I'm blown again by his brilliance. A reviewer said this book is consider understated for TJ... what? I thought it was epic. I finished it in a day and craving for more of Gus and Casey.

Gus is not a normal person, he is grumpy, weird and strange, but he is such a sensitive soul. I love all of Gus idiosyncrasies, the way he only read encyclopedia and eat TV dinner (gasp!). I'm seriously worry about his health. All his bffs are comprised of crazy middle age women who are fun, nossy and sassy.

Casey is a asexual hispter from LA and came to Abby, Oregon to turn Gus's life upside down. His vocabulary consist of 'man', 'bro', 'dude'... I don't know much about Casey because this book is mainly about Gus and his POV, but Casey seems like a chill dude and he like Gus just the way he is.

The story is jam packed with humor and laugh out loud moments. Even though Casey is asexual and the book don't emphasize on sex and the heat level is very low, is still a very romantic story. The absence of sex didn't make their connection and relationship less or whatever