Tash Hearts Tolstoy

Tash Hearts Tolstoy

by Kathryn Ormsbee


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Tash Hearts Tolstoy 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BookCub 5 months ago
Forewarning: This is about to get personal and deep, so hang in there. So I decided the other day at 1 in the morning that I would buy Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Katheryn Ormsbee and boy, do I not regret it. I cried happy tears twice and teared up at the acknowledgments. Now, I have read books with ace protagonists before, but Tash … Tash hit home for me. I felt so comforted and validated reading this book. Tash felt like I did. She was going through the same worries and anxiety I was. This sounds fake, I’m probably just a prude, why don’t I want sex, how can I be human is humans are sexual beings and I am not sexual in the least? These all thoughts I’ve had and still struggle with every now and them. And seeing someone else going through what I have, what I am, was like a weight lifting off me. “Because how could I like boys - want one to ask me out, tell me he liked me, loved me even - and not want to have sex with them? What if everyone on these forums was just … confused, like me?” And even though having ace friends and reading blog posts by ace people, this was comforting in a way I had yet to experience. And seeing my thoughts articulated so clearly was … relieving. I got Tash and Tash got me. And I loved having that experience. It was amazing. “I know what I want and what I don’t want. I’ve never wanted sex. Never. I’ve never understood why it has to be in every book and movie and television show ever made… I’m not scared, I just don’t want it.” I related to a character in a way I have never been able to before, on a very deep and emotional level. I needed this book way more than I thought I did. If you are ace, you deserve this book. If you aren’t ace, this describes asexuality in a real and easy way to understand. I know I should talk about the other aspects of the books, so I’ll go over that real quick. Tash is a great main character, very flawed but also very loving The relationships in this book were great. Some of the most realistic I’ve read in a while. There were a few too many characters in my opinion, but I did know who everyone was, so it wasn’t too bad. The plot was really interesting, I loved exploring Internet fame and how it effects people Also the portrayal of the Internet was really accurate, which was nice I loved the family dynamics with Tash and her family Just all around a good book, with solid plot and characters (the relationships in this book were just amazing tho!!! Amazing!!!! I love good platonic relationships) So go read this book, please!!! It needs all the support it can get.
Seoling More than 1 year ago
When I was first told about this book, I wondered about the title. Like really, what does it mean? TASH HEARTS TOLSTOY? What does that MEAN? And then when I realized how Internet-y this book was, And then I realized how out of touch I was with all the hip lingo and I had this dawning of knowledge where I went, “OOOOOOH! TASH
Bayy2455 More than 1 year ago
Originally posted on bayyinwonderland.wordpress.com I can't stop screaming about how much I loved this book. As an ace girl myself, I couldn't wait to get my hands on a book about a girl like me. Though my feelings aren't completely on par with Tash's, she was so relatable. She was written like a normal person and her being ace wasn't the entire storyline. It was such a relatable story. From accidental viral fame, to dealing with friends and how fast life changes as a teen, the number one problem was not how Tash migrated romance being ace. Each problem that arose in the book seemed as important as the last, which was a refreshing change. If there's an LGBTQ+ character in a book, the biggest problem in the book seems to be if the character should come out or how to tell their parents or their crush. It gets really annoying really fast. I loved the way the author handled the ace situation. There was clarification of what being ace meant to Tash, it's not the exact same for everyone, and even an unfortunate situation where she's told she's making it up. I felt for Tash so much in that situation, especially considering I face that day to day. Being ace was a facet of Tash and her story. That's more of the stories I want to read.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars I love love loved the premise of this book and had seen a few people gushing about it, so I was wary about it. I really liked Tash. I loved being in her head, even when she's maybe being neurotic and super type A. I really enjoyed reading her struggle to figure things out --which sounds weird, but it was realistic to see it. Jack and Paul were fantastic and their friendship was one of the highlights for me. Plot wise, there were parts that were a little slow. I didn't quite care for all of the technical film parts, even though they were interesting it was still a bit boring. {Does that even make sense?} There are a lot of threads to this story, but it never felt like too much or overwhelming or unnecessary. For me, it was the characters who carried this book. I couldn't do anything but root for them. Overall, it was a great story with character growth and excellent representation. **Huge thanks to Simon & Schuster BFYR for providing the arc free of charge**