14 viewpoints, one love story Sandy Hall s debut novel is an irresistibly sweet romance between two college students told from multiple perspectives.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 a little aloof, Gabe is shy, and it looks like they are never going to work things out But something is happening between them, and everyone can see it Their creative writing teacher pushes them together The barista at the local Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV series The 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 Lea and Gabe were meant to be together You ll be rooting for Gabe and Lea too, in Sandy Hall s quirky, completely original novel A Little Something Different, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan s young adult imprint Swoon Reads.Praise for A Little Something Different Recommend for those looking for a quick, sweet romance VOYA A fun, light romance that will appeal to male and female readers alike School Library Journal Romance with a twist Booklist...
|Title||:||A Little Something Different: Fourteen Viewpoints, One Love Story|
|Publisher||:||SWOON READS 26 August 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||243 Seiten|
|File Size||:||768 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Little Something Different: Fourteen Viewpoints, One Love Story Reviews
Schöne und lustige Liebesgeschichte, die leider zu spät zu einem glücklichen Ende führt.Obwohl die beiden so offensichtlich verliebt sind, sprechen sie kein Wort miteinander, erst am buchstäblichen Ende, was etwas enttäuschend ist, denn die beiden kennen sich nicht und wissen noch weniger voneinander, was der geschilderten großen Liebe doch etwas unklar gegenübersteht.
Dieses Buch ist besonders interessant, da die beiden Hauptpersonen gar nicht aus ihrer Sicht erzählen, sondern die ganze Geschichte aus der Sicht von den Leuten im Umfeld erzählt wird, zum Beispiel von dem Busfahrer, der Frau, die bei Starbucks arbeitet, einer Lehrerin und sogar von einem Eichhörnchen, was ich jetzt nicht so toll fand, sondern eher ein bisschen kindisch, aber das trägt nicht wirklich viel zu meiner Bewertung bei.
This lovely novel tells a love story from every possible perspective - except the ones of the two main characters. This book is really all about the fun premise and makes for a fun, quick read.
First off, to the other reviewer, just because you're over 21 doesn't mean it can't be for you. Maybe you personally don't enjoy it and that's chill but I'm 22 and I enjoyed the hell out of it.I love the idea behind this. This constant bouncing between perspectives to follow the story as it unfolds without being directly with either of the main characters makes it so much more interesting than a standard story. Because really, for the most part there's nothing exceptionally remarkable about Lea and Gabe themselves, at least not that we get shown in this preview. But, just as many of us out in the real world aren't exceptionally remarkable but still have good stories to tell, that doesn't mean they aren't worth reading about.Hopping from character to character provides a natural transition through time, instead of clunkily narrating "a few days later" or "that afternoon" all the time, and provides different insights into different facets of the characters, since each narrator thinks of the people differently. For example, the barista who really isn't fond of Gabe and thinks there's something wrong with him, compared to Lea's best friend who obviously thinks the world of her. The differing perspectives help to build a more complete picture of the characters in an organic way, instead of being terribly biased as it would be if the main characters themselves were the narrators, or rather bland as it can be in straight objective third-person. I look forward to reading the full book when I can.A more detailed review can be found at opinionated-cheapskate.tumblr.com
I have to say, I really loved this book. On the surface it is a simple enough love story, told often enough. Boy meets girl but it takes the entire film or book for them to tell each other how the feel. What made this book so enjoyable was seeing Gabe and Lea’s story unfold through 14 points of view, not all of them human or even animate objects.They are both so awkward and shy, both so insecure that they can’t see what everyone else sees and assumes. They have stories and rather than have it all out in the open in the beginning, we see only snippets, we only know the piece of the story that someone has witnessed or has been told.As the characters pass through the scenes in the story, we get to find out a little bit more. It is a literary game of tag, but instead of being it, the character tagged gets to reveal some of Gabe and Lea’s story until they in turn tag another character, so the story keeps moving along and is always fresh because the perspective changes so frequently.You gotta love Gabe. He seems kind of dorky, but right from the beginning, you know there is something up with him, but he doesn’t talk much, even to his friends. He’s got a lot of very personal stuff going on in his head and he keeps it to himself. It kept me wondering what could have possibly happened to damage him so badly. Why was he so awkward and quiet? Why would he not talk to anyone about what he was thinking? How could anyone be so clueless? But I routed him on because he was nice and polite, saying thank and please, but he was just so sad most of the time. And he would blush furiously and get flustered so he couldn’t speak. He liked this girl so much, but he just could never get up the courage to try to talk to her and I really wanted him to.Lea, while shy and insecure, is a bit more outgoing than Gabe. She notices him, watches him. She can’t help it. She gets frustrated because he never says much, so she tries to engage him in conversation, but it usually ends up being a one-sided conversation which becomes extremely awkward. When he reads an essay he wrote in class about how he is a shy guy, she finally starts to understand him. She, like Gabe, is a sweet person. She is pleasant to the people she encounters, our perspective characters, but she is also kind to animals. She made friends with a squirrel and often talks to him and give him crumbs. She is a very likeable person and people notice her. I like that she keeps making an effort to get Gabe to open up, but she often gets frustrated by his lack of communication. She really likes him, but she can’t tell if he really likes her or not because he seems to run hot and cold. He wants to be friendly, but then he ignores her. And I want her to get through to him, for him to open up to her because these two really just need to be together.
~3.5/5I enjoyed this book, don’t get me wrong, but I kind of expected to love it a lot more.This is a love story about Gabe and Lea, two college students who seem to have a lot in common. Only it’s told from fourteen points of view, not including theirs, but starring Lea’s roommate, Gabe’s brother, Gabe's best friend, a squirrel, their creative writing teacher, among several others.I do think their story was told rather well. You got to see some of their thoughts, as well as see how everyone else was reacting to them, including everyone believing they belong together. I enjoyed meeting all the other characters, seeing their sides of the story, although I think I was hoping to see more of their own lives intermingled with their thoughts on Lea and Gabe’s. And while I do think that Lea and Gabe’s story was portrayed pretty well, I do think that not including Lea and Gabe’s own thoughts on what was happening was a missed opportunity. It could have given the story a more rounded view, I think.Still, I thought this was a cute story. I enjoyed Lea’s roommate, Gabe’s brother and best friend, the Chinese delivery guy, and the squirrel was cute. I thought that the way Gabe’s past was hinted at before being revealed was pretty well done.I wanted to like this more, but I still think it was pretty good, and it was a neat way of telling the story. I look forward to reading the other Swoon Reads books set to be released. Some of them sound very interesting, and I’m intrigued by this new label, to see what kind of stories come from it.[More of my reviews are available on my blog, Geeky Reading, to which there's a link on my profile.]