A Little Something Different

A Little Something Different

[fourteen Viewpoints, One Love Story]

Book - 2014
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College students Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class and have the same interests, but it looks like things are never going to work out between them because Lea is a little aloof and Gabe is a little shy.
Publisher: New York : Swoon Reads, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250061454
1250061458
Branch Call Number: HAL Y
Characteristics: 246 pages, 22 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm

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It didn't occur to me until I started writing this review that even though this was a perfectly satisfying teen romance novel (and I read a lot of them!) that the "kids" were college students.
I think some of that is that Lea and Gabe are both a bit "different" and t... Read More »


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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 06, 2019

A Little Something Different is a great book. It has a unique twist on your basic YA romance story. It is written from fourteen viewpoints but never from the main character’s (Lea and Gabe) viewpoints. What makes this story so interesting is that you will never be reading what the main characters are thinking. You will get to read a romance story on how they get together and meet from everyone else. I really like that and find it’s a nice break from all the typical viewpoints in a romance novel. What I really enjoy about the book is that Lea and Gabe really are basic teenagers making their way through university, the go to ‘normal’ college student hang outs, they take a bus and never do anything extremely unrelatable. I find I am able to relate to the characters and they aren’t unrelatable. It is definitely a cute read, if you enjoy YA romance novels then this is a great book to read! I rate this 4 out of 5 stars. @hdreviews of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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Starpoem
Jun 02, 2018

The cover of this book is so pretty. It is exactly the color of strawberry ice cream, and it has a cute embossed illustration. Just looking at it makes me happy. As for the romance, it's a will-they-get-together-or-not type of thing, a bit like Ross and Rachel in the early days of Friends. I enjoyed the multiple points of view; they really do make this book "something different." The squirrel was my favorite POV character. I liked the bonus materials at the end of the book, especially the part where Sandy Hall explains her writing process. The only thing I disliked was all the swearing and underage drinking in the book, and I wouldn't want teenagers to think that college has to involve those things.

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Marilyn34
Oct 23, 2017

This is a great story that represents how people watching can see something before the person being watched does. It's also interesting that there is love for everyone but sometimes it requires an extra push to let it flourish.

Check out my review of "A Little Something Different" on my blog at:
http://axarr.blogspot.com/2015/09/review-wednesdays-little-something.html

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1010eh
Jul 26, 2017

Adorable story. I liked how there were so many points of view, but none of them were the main characters. This book doesn't have much of a struggle or a plot though.

katbee Nov 16, 2016

What a creative way to put a new spin on a romance story! I loved all the different viewpoints and the humor from the "bench" and "squirrel". This book is a good reminder that life has many viewpoints and that you should talk to people instead of jumping to conclusions.

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olive_ant_94
Jul 05, 2016

cute real life love story between two college student. Its from twelve different peoples perspectives, and none of them are the main characters.

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lysanguyen
Oct 24, 2015

This was such a cute book, I loved it!!! :)

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rho621
May 20, 2015

This book is a great read. Take it as it is, a cute and lovely story. The story line itself is not the best, but the idea of having different people looking into the same relationship is great. It kept things fresh and allowed me to read it in one sitting.

PimaLib_Teens Feb 23, 2015

I thought this book was told in an interesting fashion and held my attention. One part of the book captured the love story from the perspective of a squirrel.

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forever_ice17
Dec 13, 2014

Bland characters and bad writing. too much dialogue and not enough idk…meat? Structure? But it was cute, very cute.

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lysanguyen
Oct 24, 2015

lysanguyen thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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