A Little Something Different

Sandy Hall

Swoon Reads

The distinctive new crowdsourced publishing imprint Swoon Reads proudly presents its first published novel—an irresistibly sweet romance between two college students told from 14 different viewpoints.
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. You'll be rooting for Gabe and Lea too, in Sandy Hall's quirky, completely original novel A Little Something Different, chosen by readers, writes, and publishers, to be the debut titles for the new Swoon Reads imprint!


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Maribel (Lea’s roommate)

“I’m going to get us fake IDs,” I say to Lea as we walk to class on the first day of school.

“What? That’s illegal!” she says.

Even though we’ve only been roommates for four days, I’m not surprised by her reaction. I think there must be something about the first few days of college that really make people bond together, because I feel like I’ve known Lea my entire life.

And I can already say unequivocally that she is a great roommate. She’s neat, polite,



Praise for A Little Something Different

"If ever two people should get together, it's Gabe and Lea . . . The magnetic pull is so strong, in fact, that everyone they come into contact with can feel it, and it is through Gabe and Lea's interactions with others that their stories unfold . .  A fun, light romance that will appeal to male and female readers alike." - School Library Journal
"This is a sprightly first offering . . . the multi-person perspectives make for a clever hook. Romance with a twist." - Booklist

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  • Sandy Hall

  • Sandy Hall is a teen librarian from New Jersey where she was born and raised. She has a BA in Communication and a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. When she isn't writing, or teen librarian-ing, she enjoys reading, marathoning TV shows, and long scrolls through Tumblr. A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT is her first novel.
  • Sandy Hall


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A Little Something Different

Sandy Hall