Wednesday, March 18, 2015

REVIEW: A Little Something Different

     Hello fellows!
     Fortunately, it's Spring Break, which means there's more time to read, review and relax! Now, I've found the time needed to review a book (any book, really) so now it's A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall's turn to have a review. For this post, I'm going to be doing just a spoiler-free review, just because. So let's get started.

Title: A Little Something Different
Author: Sandy Hall
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Date Released: August 26, 2014
Number of Pages: 272
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....
     Like its name, A Little Something Different truly is something different. In a majority of books, we view the main love story from their eyes. As opposed to a majority of books, A Little Something Different is told in 14 different POVs, all of them differing from the main ship. This story is about Lea and Gabe, but not expressed in their perspectives, which gives the reader something new to experience.
     A Little Something Different is about Lea and Gabe, as stated above, and their love story. Lea and Gabe in the same writing class in college, order the same Chinese food and understand the same "pop culture references". They're alike yet different in so many ways. It's a refreshing new take on a love story, there's 14 different view points and all of them are rooting for Gabe and Lea to become a couple.
     It's cute, adorable and every other word that describes a book well. On a scale of 1 to 10 and out of 5 stars, I would rate it an 8/4 stars. This is because, as it is cute and adorable, we didn't get much to see after the ending. When all was resolved, I wanted to see more into Gabe's and Lea's lives. Unfortunately, the book just ended there, like a big stop sign. I wanted more; I never wanted it to end, but it did and I didn't appreciate what we weren't given. The book was great, don't get me wrong, but I really wanted to know more.
     It's a short, sweet read; it's great for Valentine's day (I read it on that day) and whenever you're feeling down. It sure knows how to make you feel giddy and I would totally read it again.
     That's all for my post, and remember: you should be a tree; they have awesome afterlives.

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