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Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Little Something Different ~Review

“What’s the point of becoming
mind-numbingly drunk
if it doesn't even give
you the balls to talk
to the girl you like?”  

Back of book:
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 title says it all. This book was a little something different. Told for fourteen different view points, one love story unfolds. It was definitely creative, that's for sure! It was cute and girly and fun.

I enjoyed being able to see this love story between Gabe and Lea unfold, but I wish it was also from their perspectives.

As I read more and more, I'm finding that this multiple perspectives it's as uncommon as I thought. Many authors; Katie McGarry, Katie Van Arc, Colleen Hoover, James Patterson and many more use multiple perspectives through out their book. Although they do keep to a more manageable two characters, they did switch between each chapter.

Fourteen, may have been too many, or maybe not enough. I'm kind of drawn. I liked the characters we did get to see through, but I dunno. I wish there was Gabe and Lea's view points too. I mean, there is only so much you can convey about a person through someone else's eyes.

While I was reading, I just kinda felt on the outside of the loop. I couldn't tell what was going on in Gabe and Lea's head and I wanted to so bad! I wanted to get in their brains and know what they were thinking, what they saw in the other person.

I think it is absolutely worth picking up. It was short and a quick read, and it was overall a well constructed and well written book. But it left me wanting more and I'm not sure it was a good thing. I felt kinda discouraged, like I missed something that wasn't even there to miss.

Worth reading, but don't expect a typical romance story. Because this wasn't at all usual. It was A Little Something Different. At the end of the day, it was a breath of fresh air.

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