Title: How To Be a Normal Person
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?
Author: T.J. Klune
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Wolfsong
Published by Dreamspinner Press Source: Purchased for Self
Published: October 16, 2016
Genres: Male Male Romance
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This book is so different from everything I have ever read. I was actually kind of shocked by that. I loved every page of it though! This is my first T.J. Klune book and it most certainly will not be the last. I just have to figure out which one of his books to read next. If they are all this amazing and awesome I am in trouble.
Gus is an interesting fella. He has his daily routine that he follows everyday, every week, every month, and has done so for all of his life. He’s okay with his okay life. He’s okay with his okay job. He’s okay with his okay routine. Everything is okay until one day it no longer is. That’s the day when he meets Casey and decides he wants to be normal, not abnormal, not weird, and most certainly not strange. Gus being Gus does the only thing there is to do he calls Pacific Northwest Cable to buy the internet. The internet can tell him How To Be a Normal Person.
I laughed throughout this book. Gus and his view of the world and how he handles the numerous new situations in his life is great. Casey the asexual stoner hipster was an amazing match for Gus. They get each other. Not many people get Gus. I’m pretty sure Gus doesn’t get Gus. Casey gets Gus. The We Three Queens and Lottie were the best possible group of friends to go along with this stoner romantic comedy of books. This book is filled with humor, wit, awkward moments, caring hugs, sweet kisses, and well played alliterations. I am so glad I finally got around to reading it.