Monday, 17 November 2014

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley.
A Little Something Different
Blurb (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 that they are meant to be together...

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A Little Something Different(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley.)

Well, I have to say that the title is right. This is definitely different.

This book is told from multiple points of view, which are all different people working around a university campus, who all see these two students Lea and Gabe and think that they should get together. We also get the points of view of a park bench and a squirrel. Certainly different.

While this book was certainly different, I wasn’t 100% sure why these people (park bench and squirrel too) were all so interested in Lea and Gabe’s lives? Did it really matter to them if these two students had the same classes, liked the same foods, and looked cute together? Did the bus driver really care that two random passengers might have a romantic relationship in the future? Did the Chinese delivery man really think that it was so unusual that two people liked the same foods that they should be together because of it?

Other than this book having this slightly strange method of delivery, I didn’t really find it all that great. It was basically a story about two people finding each other, and because I didn’t feel like I really knew the two people, I found it quite difficult to have any feelings about their romantic relationships or what happened to them at all. It was like listening to a friend discussing a cousin’s relationship, when you have never met said cousin, are unlikely to ever meet said cousin, and could not really care less if you ever met said cousin, or what happened to their relationship.

Overall; interesting delivery, but the story didn’t grab me,
6 out of 10.

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