How to Love: A Guide to Feelings & Relationships for Everyone

By Alex Norris

A witty and wise illustrated guide to relationships for teens from the webcomic artist and creator of "Oh No"!

Isn’t it wonderful when love strikes? When you encounter someone beautiful and interesting and suddenly: feelings. But what do you do when that first crush squashes you flat, when sparks fly but fizzle out, when you and your other half just don’t click together? Enter How to Love! Your funny, wise and very different guide to relationships of all shapes and sizes, covering topics from singlehood to jealousy to happily ever after – all delivered in Alex Norris’s clever, accessible and bright graphic style.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 13+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406397345
  • Published: 02 Nov 2023
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 205 x 175 mm
  • Pages: 224

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Customer reviews


'How to Love is a book that we can get through in one sitting, but it is also one to be revisited as you grow... The flat, bold and fun comics, filled with endearing anthropomorphic characters, are a testament to Alex’s desire to offer accessible and universal notions of loving and living.' It's Nice That

'An inclusive guide to love in all its many forms.' The Bookseller

'“Joyous, funny and heartwarming. [...] This delightful non-fiction graphic novel is a guide to relationships that is perfect for teenagers who are just embarking on their love lives.”' The Bookseller

'A warm and witty relationship guide in graphic novel form... Written from a queer perspective but really celebrating individual differences, and all genders and orientations, this feels genuinely inclusive and to be asking just the sort of questions that young people have, as they navigate all sorts of relationships including friendships as well as romantic liaisons... Full of humour, positivity and warmth and almost embarrassingly accurate at times, this is a really accessible, sensible and valuable addition to any home or library.' LoveReading4Kids

'The initial simplicity of cartoonist Alex Norris’s non-fiction work How to Love ends up saying an awful lot of smart things about navigating relationships – both romantic and platonic – in a series of comic strip sequences… Cute, yes, but also thoughtful.' Irish Times

'Covering everything from loneliness, jealously, and being dumped to loving more than one person and how ignoring social conventions can make a relationship stronger, this non-fiction graphic novel is an entertaining and encompassing look at the questions young people might have about romantic relationships […] How to Love feels perfectly aligned with a generation of young people for whom the old-fashioned rules about love and romance do not apply.' The Bookseller

'I loved it and can’t wait to read the full thing, as I especially liked how inclusive the book was of different sexualities and gender identities. I would definitely recommend checking this book out!' NetGalley Reviewer

'Honest and packaged in a cute format while still hitting home with some important messages about relationships with friends, loved ones and yourself. I highly recommend this book to teens and above, everyone needs to read this.' NetGalley Reviewer

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