Review: A Little Something Different

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

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….


When I first heard about this book I thought that it would be fun. It sounded sweet and unique. Aj(click on her name to see her review) posted a review on it and I was starting to have doubts. I found a sample on iBooks and read it. Unfortunately I was not impressed and dropped it. I didn’t really read that much so I’m not going to use a spoiler tag.

This book is narrated in first person. It shows us different people’s point of views. Including a squirrel, a bus driver, a bench and so forth.

The book begins with Lea’s best friends point of view. The two are walking to their classes. On the way there Lea bumps into this cute guy she then proceeds to class. We are then taken to Gabe and Lea’s professor. Their professor has this thing with setting up her students. In the romantic way. Apparently the former professor used to set up students for group work but this professor decided to take that in the romantic way.

Then we see Gabe’s brother and you find out that Gabe has some issues that he is not talking about. Then to the bus driver, the woman who works at a diner, the squirrel, and Gabe’s friend.

I found it really stupid that all these people thought that Lea and Gabe were meant to be. And at that tried to get them together. I would Lea’s best friend, Gabe’s brother, and his friend. But their teacher, the bench, the squirrel, the bus driver, and the woman who worker at the diner? Now that is stupid. And ugh their professor is really annoying! She is completely unprofessional and I have met enough unprofessional people to last me a life time.

The only good thing I have to say about this is that it is a unique way to write a story and writing style was pretty good. However this didn’t keep me invested in the story.

Overall this wasn’t a good book. I recommend it to those who are looking forward to reading this and anyone looking for a fast contemporary.

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