Friday, August 5, 2016

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

A Little Something Different
Sandy Hall
Paperback, 272 pages
26th August 2014 by Swoon Reads

Goodreads Ratings: 3.67/5
My Rating: 4/5

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. 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.... 

Told from 14 different POVs (that includes a squirrel, a bench, a barista, a waitress, a Chinese food delivery guy etc. basically ppl around Lea and Gabe) but NOT Lea and Gabe themselves, this book is gold. How the author managed to pull it off is something I can't even comprehend. 

If the book is told in its traditional way, I don't think it would be that cute. Might even be a little bit dull. And when i say cute, I actually mean SUPER CUTESY ADORABLE I PRACTICALLY SWOON. 
I love Maxime the waitress, Charlotte the barista, Sam the brother, Bob the bus driver and Casey the friend the most!!!!  

“Sometimes it’s better to say something stupid than nothing at all.”

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