by Sandy Hall
Spring is upon us and love is in the air, or between the pages, as in the case of A Little Something Different: Fourteen Viewpoints, One Love Story. Sometimes other people can see things about ourselves that we, for many different reasons, cannot. Such is the case with Lea and Gabe, college students who can’t see love even when it’s right in front of them. Luckily for them, practically everyone else can see the writing on the wall. The author uses people close to the couple, such as roommates and teachers, and people on the periphery of their lives, like bus drivers and baristas. Adding a little humor to the mix, the author also gives a campus squirrel a voice and even the squirrel knows that these two are meant to be together. Gabe is very shy and Lea, though not exactly shy, is still finding her way as a college student and is reluctant to take risks. This very sweet story will have you rooting for these two from the first pages until the last!
This Youth book review was brought to you by Lisa Q. Harling. When not conducting Story Times or reading the best that kids’ authors have to offer, Lisa enjoys writing witty PSAs on Facebook, playing with her dogs and keeping up with her two adventurous sons. If you have suggestions for future book reviews, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.