ARC Review: A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
Published by: Swoon Reads On August 26th, 2014
Series: No
Pages: 272
Format: ARC 
Genre: Contemporary
Source: For review
Rating: 4/5

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, 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 they are meant to be together...


Dearest A Little Something Different,

Your title is exactly what you are. I can honestly say I have never read a book like you before. I mean, you are told from 12 different POVs. All of which are not the the MC's, just people/friends/acquaintances of the MCs, and this was just masterfully done. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to follow that many POVs, but your author, Sandy Hall, rocked it. Also, a squirrel and a bench POV?! I wasn't sure I was going to like that either, but I ended up adoring them. They were so realistic, cute, and hilarious.

As far as the main characters, Lea and Gabe, go, I wanted to push their heads together, and make them kiss so much like all the people around them wanted to. They were just adorable, and I wanted them to love each other so bad. I SHIP THEM TOO, OKAY? Plus, they are writers. Which I love reading about, because hey, I like to write too! Gabe has a secret past, and is kind of confusing and frustrating towards Lea, but once that secret is revealed, all makes sense again! That's probably another reason that I flew through you so fast, because I wanted to know why Gabe was being so weird sometimes. 

Your setting was pretty awesome as well. That part of you, A Little Something Different, kind of reminded me of Fangirl, since it is also set on a college campus. You're like an NA, without the naughty parts and normal NA tropes. BRAVO!!

Anyways, you're a short, fast-paced contemporary, that I ended up devouring in a few hours. I really enjoyed your unique take on a love story, and I can't wait to see what your author comes up with next. Four stars to you, A Little Something Different!



P.S. I know this review is short and sweet, but don't let that deter you from this book. It's worth picking up for a light read! I thoroughly enjoyed it, but am having a hard time typing, because I cut one of my fingers today, and it's taken me forever to type this without that particular finger!

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*As according to FTC Guidelines, I must state that I was graciously provided with an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not effect my review in any way.*

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  1. This one sounds really adorable indeed! I'm super intrigued about it and love the idea of a squirrell POV!
    Fantastic review as usual, Becca!

  2. I've actually started reading this on Wattpad, it's so cute and adorable so far, the squirrel and wooden bench POVs are by far my favourites, SO GENIUS! Glad to hear you liked this one, I think I'll have to pick it up once it comes out!

  3. Oooh, so glad you liked this. I wasn't sure after I read a few pages if I'd like it or not, but I'll give it a shot!


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