A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall | Review

Author: Sandy Hall
Published: August 2014 (Swoon Reads)
Genre: Contemporary, Romance,
Source: Library

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....
The cover of this book was what first caught my attention when I first saw it at Barnes and Noble. There weren't many reviews of it up when I first saw it because it had only been out a month or so. It was a quick read. I liked that it changed perspectives often. I loved the main characters, Lea and Gabe, but it was difficult to establish a connection with them. It almost felt like the book was a story about the people around the couple, and how Gabe and Lea's relationship affects those people. Despite that I liked that they still had a deeper backstory, especially Gabe. 

The whole time I was reading the book I felt like everyone else in the story. I just wanted Gabe and Lea to get together already! Which at times got a little frustrating. It was a light read that didn't deal with anything too serious. It might not be your next favorite contemporary, but it's an enjoyable read if you like young adult contemporary romances.

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