Rookie on Love by Tavi Gevinson

Rookie on Love

A single-subject anthology about the heart's most powerful emotion, edited by Tavi Gevinson. Featuring exclusive, never-before-seen essays, poems, comics, and interviews from contributors like Jenny Zhang, Emma Straub, Hilton Als, Janet Mock, John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Gabourey Sidibe, Mitski, Alessia Cara, Etgar Keret, Margo Jefferson, Sarah Manguso, Durga Chew-Bose, and many more!

Details Rookie on Love

TitleRookie on Love
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
GenreNonfiction, Anthologies, Poetry

Reviews Rookie on Love

  • Nat
    “My memory of men is never lit up and illuminated like my memory of women.”― Marguerite DurasA single-subject anthology about the heart's most powerful emotion, edited by Tavi Gevinson. Touching upon love in all its different variations, from “a devotional to dogs” (Durga Chew-Bose) to unrequited love to accepting your self-worth to experiencing intimate friendships with women.“Love is all around, but its holding place is not always a...
  • Pip
    Really, really enjoyed this. As expected, I got a lot more out of some essays than others. But this is a perfect collection of stories and essays for teenagers and twenty-somethings. I'll be re-reading it again for sure! Some of the essays were incredibly beautifully written, inspiring, concise and made me reflect on THINGS, MANY THINGS.
  • Sophie
    I love the Rookie books and make a point of collecting every single one. Each Rookie Yearbook promised different stories, poems, and comics about various parts of growing up, and the formatting made for an aesthetically-pleasing read. Although I was somewhat excited to see that Rookie was continuing to branch off and make new books, the format of this new book, for me, was entirely different--and kind of paling in comparison to the Rookie Yearboo...
  • Laura
    I wish I had this book as a teenager! It’s perfect for when you’re feeling confused or overwhelmed about the meaning of platonic and romantic relationships. Through poems, illustrations, & heartfelt pieces by women of all ages “Rookie on Love” gives the reader courage & confidence to get them through the end of adolescence.
  • Emma Banbury
    3.5 stars, probably.Rookie is known for being age appropriate without pulling its punches and this anthology doesn't fall short. It's wonderfully diverse in form and in contributors. I had a really mixed experience with it, loving some pieces and disliking others, enjoying some for how they would have helped me as a teen. I particularly hated the conversation between Rainbow Rowell and John Green, as it kind of felt like an attempt on his part to...
  • Cassidy
    wowza. i know rookie is marketed toward teenage girls, but many of the authors were my age (21) and older and there was definitely a ton of wisdom applicable to any age. it's been YEARS since i've absolutely devoured a 250+ book in a number of days and i'm so happy to have done that with this one. the essays are short, though sometimes i wish they were longer. some were cute and funny, while others hit home harder than i anticipated. either way, ...
  • Sonaksha
    I'm guessing this is marketed towards younger women/girls, typically in their teens. But I definitely had to pick this one up because of some of the writers featured in it, and of course general Rookie love too. This is surely a lovely compilation of everything love. It features a heady mix of different kinds of love that we understand and don't as we grow, from crushes to first love to self love and sibling love. There were particular essays tha...
  • LouLou
    Please read review in its entirety at variety is the spice of life, how about spicing up your life by breaking outside your standard reading genre and venturing into something new? That's precisely what I did with Rookie on Love-- a compilation of over 40 contributors all expounding on the topic of love thru essays, poems, lyrics, illustrations, and interviews. With exhibitions from the likes of John ...
  • Maya Man
    Knew I would love this because I love Rookie, but was even better than I expected! Each essay was super different and covered a wide range of topics related in some way to love, sometimes romantic, but often not as well. Dog eared some pieces that I really enjoyed and pulled some quotes that made me really think in the best way. So many dope people’s voices in this collection! This was also great to read in chunks because all of the pieces were...
  • Amyleigh
    RookieMag did it again with this lovely collection on love and all its unintelligible forms. The little doodles throughout gave the book a naive and tender feel yet the writings were sophisticated and tugged at the big questions about how to be in love with your self, an other, an idea, a world.
  • Sara
    A killer first book in what I hope will be a series?! Tavi?! I love the collection of voices featured in this book and the sweet but simple layout that makes it easy for readers to engage (the pink illustrations throughout are irresistible). I was hoping for more queer voices, but maybe next time!
  • Tom
    Goodreads giveaway winner...Thank you!