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 the local 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.
Read an Excerpt from A Little Something Different
Things I should have said but didn't:
- How are you?
- How was your break?
- Are you still taking creative writing part two this semester?
- I like girls, just for the record.
- I'm kind of an idiot and I don't know what to talk about.
- Thanks for sitting with me.
- Thanks for playing hangman.
- We should do this again sometime. I could give you my number and then next time you could text me or something. Or I could text you. We could text each other and I would stop being so stupid and pathetic and talk to you even though I always feel pretty stupid and pathetic. And there's a lot of stuff I should tell you, because you might not like me as much if you know the other stuff, but maybe you still would.
- I really like Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- Bye. (I didn't even say goodbye. Why do I suck so much?)
Praise from the Swoon Reads Community
“Loved this! Beautifully crafted, suspenseful, sweet. Great story!”-Elly
“Wow! Adorable story, and I love all the viewpoints. The baristas are my favorite, closely followed by the squirrel.”-katsujill
“I loved this story so much! It was just wonderful! I can’t wait to read it again in paper format!”-Emily Thomas
“This is TOO cute!! … I absolutely love this book!! Brilliant!!”-Nosratara Ahmed
“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