Book: A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall Publisher: Swoon Reads Pages: 244 Source/ Format: Bought || Paperback
Summary ( from 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, somethingis 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….
The Point(s) of View
The main component that this story is based around is that it is a love story told from fourteen different characters observing the two main character’s relationship. This is defiantly the most original book I have seen in a while. I really enjoyed reading from crazy points of view, such as: A bench, a squirrel, a random waitress, a barista, and many more. Every POV had a distinct tone and style, but they all were unanimous in that they believed that Lea and Gabe were meant to be. Honestly, although this book is special, and may have become one of my favorites, the only reason it is so special and different is because of these fourteen points of view.
I read this book in a total of about 5 hours off and on. Yeah. It was the perfect length for a quick, cute, warm and fuzzy read.
The storyline itself was not as interesting. Boy and girl have a lot of chemistry, but are to nervous to ever talk to each other, but it all is ok in the end. Sound familiar? I guess this is sort of a stupid dislike though, because the story isn’t as much about their love as it is about the fourteen points of view.
The Lack of Character Development
Ok, Ok, there was some character development, but it all felt forced. Every time that we learned something new about Gabe it seemed a little out of the blue, because we knew so little about him in general. By the time I finished the book I still felt that I did not know a lot about Lea as well. I would really like to know more about both of them! Sequel????
Something was different
Fourteen glimpses at one story
I want to know more