Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Book Review of A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

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....

I've been on a reading hiatus since I started work but I had the opportunity to read while on a flight to and from Virginia. I absolutely ADORED this book! It was sweet and awkward and funny. I kept LOL-ing and the woman seated next to me kept looking at me like I was crazy. #dealwithit

I thought this was a refreshing read that really keeps the reader invested and engaged in the story. This love story is told from 14 points of view (including a squirrel, chinese food delivery guy, and a bench). I know what you're thinking.. "SQUIRREL!?14 points of view?!"- IT'S AWESOME! My personal favorite is the squirrel.

So, the gist of the story. Gabe and Lea are the cutest, most awkward pair you've ever met. They like one another but their awkwardness keeps getting in the way. This is the story of their journey. I will say no more!

I definitely recommend! It's a quick and light read that's super sweet and funny. One of my favorites in 2014!

I'm a teen librarian from New Jersey where I was born and raised. I have a BA in Communication and a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. When I'm not writing, or teen librarian-ing, I enjoy reading, slot machines, marathoning TV shows, and long scrolls through Tumblr. A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT is my first novel.

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