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A Little Something Different Sandy Hall


Fourteen viewpoints. One love story.

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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.


She turns and walks backward for a second and swings right into a very cute guy.

"Oh my gosh," Lea squeaks as she kneels down to help him with his belongings. "I'm so sorry."

"S'okay," he says. He's cute, but super awkward as he tries like four different ways to pick up the books he dropped.

"You're sure?" Lea asks.

He nods but doesn't look at her.

"I just don't want to be late for class on the first day," she says, glancing at me and then back at him.

He settles on the ground and scoops things into his backpack.

He finally looks at her and sort of smiles. "I'm fine."

"Okay, as long as you're okay," Lea says. "See you later, Mar."

I nod and walk toward my own classroom. I think I just got to witness my first collegiate meet cute.


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Paperback: $9.99
ISBN 9781250061454

E-book: $7.12
ISBN 9781250061775

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“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

“Recommend for those looking for a quick, sweet romance.” —VOYA

“This is a sprightly first offering . . . the multi-person perspectives make for a clever hook. Romance with a twist.” —Booklist

"Loved this! Beautifully crafted, suspenseful, sweet. Great story!" —Elly, Swoon Reader

"Wow! Adorable story, and I love all the viewpoints. The baristas are my favorite, closely followed by the squirrel." —katsujill, Swoon Reader

"I loved this story so much! It was just wonderful! I can't wait to read it again in paper format!" —Emily Thomas, Swoon Reader

"This is TOO cute!! … I absolutely love this book!! Brilliant!!" —Nosratara Ahmed, Swoon Reader

"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, Swoon Reader

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98 comments on "A Little Something Different"

Pearl.Ejinkeonye on Oct. 20, 2016, 3:09 p.m. said:


I have only read the excerpt so far but I am loving the sarcastic humour and Buffy the Vampire Slayer references.

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MeganAnneee on Aug. 22, 2016, 6:36 p.m. said:


I was in barnes and noble just a couple of days ago searching for the perfect book to read and my eyes happened to land on this one. As soon as I got home I buried my head in this book and I finished it within four days! I couldn't put it down, when I was at work or out running errands all I could think about was getting home and continue reading Lea and Gabe's love story and how it unfolds. I am sad I finished it but so worth the read!

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Nicola Uy on June 23, 2016, 8 p.m. said:

Nicola Uy

I've read this in my school's library, and it was positively adorable! Especially from the squirrel's perspective.

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jlbaden on June 14, 2016, 6:53 p.m. said:


I read a Little Something Different and really enjoyed how Sandy Hall used all the aspects of the characters and settings such as the squirrel and the bench to tell the story.

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Sweet&Girly on March 3, 2016, 4:57 a.m. said:


This is hands down one of the best books I have ever read. I recommended it to all my friends and all of us are now reminiscing about Gabe and Lea... and how much they are like us. It's sweet and fun and CLEAN and written in such an interesting way. I have fallen in love with this book <3

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Salina76 on Dec. 29, 2015, 9:17 p.m. said:


What a cute book! I found it to be entertaining and funny. It was an easy read. I bought Signs and just started it. :)

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d. pulido on Dec. 29, 2015, 8:30 p.m. said:

d. pulido

i bought this a few months ago and i skimmed through a bit, but i never sat down and actually read it. i think i'm going to save this to read around valentine's day though. i feel like it would be perfect for then :-)

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Kimmyjupiter on Dec. 29, 2015, 5:24 a.m. said:


Loved how it switched between different perspectives, minus the main characters. Really well done. Thought it was an adorable story as well. Would love to read a sequel! ;)

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Patty Cruz on Nov. 5, 2015, 6:44 p.m. said:

Patty Cruz

I remember reading this! It was super adorable and the writing style was sweet. The writing method, though, was absolute genius.

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SineadH93 on Sept. 27, 2015, 11:37 a.m. said:


I got this on Friday and finished it on Saturday, I only put it down so I could sleep! Such a heartwarming book, a really interesting and unique perspective on relationships. It's easy to get wrapped up in your own life and not even think about how the people around you see you and this reminded me that peoples' worlds overlap all the time. I completely fell in love with this story, can't wait to read more by Sandy Hall!

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