October 5, 2015

Wicked Review: A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

Published: August 26, 2014
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Acquired: Borrowed Paperback


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....

Again, I would like to thank my Misfit Queen, Jayvee, for lending me her copy of the fluffiest book I have ever read in my entire life.

This book is the cutest book I have ever seen. The synopsis is cute. The cover is cute. The ending is cute. Gabe is so cute. Lea is cute. There's this cute Squirrel. The story is cute.

So, there are fourteen viewpoints in this story. Each one of them have both encountered Lea and Gabe one way or another and noticed something really special about the two of them. You could see the different sides of the two characters from a different perspective and not just the main character's own which is very refreshing. I mean, the resident perverted bench and the squirrel are part of the fourteen, like, who would've thought?

Gabe and Lea cross paths every time. It's like the universe planned that they see each other ALL THE TIME. Gabe, well, is VERY shy. In Filipino, he's torpe (tohr-peh). He likes Lea very much. They share interests and they run around the same circle of friends. But, Gabe finds it hard talking to people. Not that he's a tortured soul or anything. He's deaf in one ear, which I think if pretty forgivable. Lea thinks that Gabe is ignoring her and things got out of hand.

I can barely count with my two hands the time I desperately want Lea and Gabe to just GET OVER THEMSELVES AND KISS ALREADY. They had to wait until page 238 to kiss!!!!!

Can I just say that page 238 is the cutest thing ever? YES IT IS THE CUTEST THING EVER. I mean, sure, it wasn't the fireworks kind of kiss but it was enough to melt my cold cruel heart.

A Little Something Different is such an easy read. I read it within a day. The story is simple. The characters are simple. The writing is simple. No fuss. No drama. No complications. No one died. It's pure, unadulterated, honest-to-goodness kind of story.

1 comment:

  1. *nods along review* A Little Something Different was so refreshing- I loved the no fuss/ no drama and the fluff too! ;)