Review: "More Than Enough" by Elizabeth Wambheim
I really loved this book.
For a while, I thought it might be an "I'm asexual because I was raped" story which is NOT what asexuality is, but I was pleasantly surprised. Fier was definitely a sex-repulsed asexual - the reason why it seemed to be heading in the rape direction was because he didn't want sex and others didn't know how to listen to the word "no." But it cleared it up in the sense that Fier, while having to deal with unwanted touches and advances, was not truly raped. I'm really glad about that because I feel like that would be going down the dangerous path I mentioned before.
I loved the easiness between Petra and Fier. It's what I want in a relationship. I also like that this book not only addresses asexuality, but it also addresses beauty and its subjectivity, self-esteem issues, and being an outcast.
I do want to know more about Iris, Petra's friend. We learn about her but she doesn't seem to hold any meaning to the plot besides being the one to try to pressure Petra into at least kissing. But that could have been anyone and I feel like Iris needed to be fleshed out more.
I will admit that the curse from the witch was a little confusing to me? Like, it seemed that Fier was "cursed" because he lashed out, but in reality, he wasn't cursed because he got what he wanted... but then what was the shadow creature? I don't really know. However, I focused more on the romance side of things and I think that was really well done.
So, it loses a star for Iris and the confusing curse, but for the overall story, I thought it was a fantastic representation of asexuality.