A Little Something Different
By Sandy Hall
Publication date: Aug. 26, 2014
Swoon Reads, 272 pages
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 ment to be together….
— Goodreads.com description
Quirky and so so so adorable, A Little Something Different is just the book I needed to get me in a good mood.
Reading this story felt like being part of a fandom — not only are you, as the reader, rooting for Gabe and Lea to get together, but every narrator (from their families, teachers and friends to a bench and even a squirrel) is rooting for them as well. Now THIS is the way to do multiple points-of-view!
The college setting felt so spot-on it made me want to throw on an ILLINI hoodie and start tailgating. Ahhh, memories.
You guys, this book is a delight on all fronts. When you want a romantic but unique pick-me-up read, this one is a must.