A Little Something Different

Author:  Sandy Hall                                          a little
Publisher:  Swoon Reads
Genre:  Contemporary Young Adult
Source:  BEA



Goodreads:  The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.  But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship.

Surely Gabe and Lea will figure out that they are meant to be together…

Ope’s Opinion:  This cute little book has a cute little story to tell.  It tells the story in a very unique way.  Gabe and Lea – the two main characters do not tell their own story.  It is all told from the perspective of those around them – including the bench and the squirrel.  Okay, the bench and squirrel were a little much for me.  

Although this was set on a college campus, the characters felt more like high school students.  Even the adults don’t really act their appropriate ages.

The story was moved along by all the characters points of view.  All the characters could see how Gabe and Lea were suppose to be together, but I struggled to see it through their eyes.  I do like that the author took a chance on writing the story this way.

It is a cute, quirky book.


Rating:  Three Chairs – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.

3 chairs








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