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A Little Something Different

A Little Something Different

Fourteen Viewpoints, One Love Story

Sandy Hall

Swoon Reads

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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

SEPTEMBER



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...

Praise for A Little Something Different

“Consisting of fourteen viewpoints, it would be easy for some dissonance to creep into the story; however, all chapters are easy to read and form a cohesive whole. Gabe or Lea presented in the first-person would have been interesting, but the different perspectives and how they contrast are entertaining . . . Recommend for those looking for a quick, sweet romance.” —VOYA

“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

"The kind of story every teen (or a grown-up who still has a working heart and sense of humor) should have in his/her life." —Adi, reader on SwoonReads.com

Reviews from Goodreads

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.

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