Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Published by Macmillan on 2014-08-26
Source: Own, Purchased
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The distinctive new crowdsourced publishing imprint Swoon Reads proudly presents its first published novel—an irresistibly sweet romance between two college students told from 14 different viewpoints.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. You'll be rooting for Gabe and Lea too, in Sandy Hall's quirky, completely original novel A Little Something Different, chosen by readers, writes, and publishers, to be the debut titles for the new Swoon Reads imprint!
You know that feeling when you see two random people but you just know they’re meant for each other?
When everyone else sees it but them? That feeling where you just want to lock them in a room together and yell “JUST KISS ALREADY!”?
“It’s in that moment that I know my couple of the semester is going to be Gabe and Lea. […] Now I have to figure out a way to orchestrate this relationship.”
Well, in A Little Something Different this feeling is perfectly captured into words. Through 14 different perspectives (including one of a Squirrel, and a Bench) we see the collective frustration of seeing Lea and Gabe constantly skirting around each other but not being together.
All these perspectives complete the story in a way. It’s amazing because you get to know everything that’s happening at the same time. It’s not confusing at all.
The writing is also very clever. With each character the style changes, so you always know who’s who.
I laughed, I giggled, I swooned, and I think I even shed a tear or two. This book is everything I was hoping for and more.
This book is the equivalent of eating your favorite comfort food. It’s absolutely perfect with the way it exposed a developing love story and made me feel as if I were watching one of my favorite romantic comedy movies.
“I think I just got to witness my first collegiate meet cute.”
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