Book Review - A Little Something Different and Tape
A Little Something Different* - Sandy Hall
"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. Now they just need to realize that they're meant for each other, and start falling in love . . .
This irresistible romance is told by all the people who are willing love to blossom in a unique multi-voice narrative structure."
I'd never read a book like 'A Little Something Different' before. It's basically a story told from a lot of different peoples points of view, well everyone apart from the two main characters. You find out the story through all the people around Lea and Gabe, the people they know, the people who see them every day, sometimes its from people who don't know them but just come across them and want to share their opinion.
It's funny because I thought it would be really hard to grasp the story because of the way it was written but its not at all, its super easy and you find yourself getting used to the style of writing really quickly.
It's a pretty quirky book to say the least, I mean at one point the squirrel and the bench give you their thoughts on Lea and Gabe. So expect the unexpected.
It's a super fun book and a really quick read and it's refreshing to read something that is just that 'little something different'
You can buy the book on Amazon HERE for £5.24
And on Kindle for £2.99
Tape* - Steven Camden
Record a voice and it lasts forever…
In 1993, Ryan records a diary on an old tape. He talks about his mother’s death, about his dreams, about his love for a new girl at school who doesn’t even know he exists.
In 2013, Ameliah moves in with her grandmother after her parents die. There, she finds a tape in the spare room. A tape with a boy’s voice on it – a voice she can’t quite hear, but which seems to be speaking to her.
Ryan and Ameliah are connected by more than just a tape.
This is their story.
Ahh this is a hard one because I literally had the highest hopes in the world for this book. I mean seriously, look at that front cover, it's so beyond beautiful. I know, I know you shouldn't be judging a book by it's front cover but come on, that's a dream front cover and after reading the blurb I thought it was just going to be the most perfect story.
And, well for me personally it wasn't. I found the way it was written to be a little confusing to be honest but it was, at it's heart a sweet story and truthfully I think the reason why I'm not gushing over it, is because my expectations were just far too high going into it.
It was written well and it had a story that you could definitely get into, it was just set at a very slow pace I found. There were so many times I thought it was just going to get amazing but unfortunately I didn't feel like it worked for me.
I definitely think you should give it a shot and see what you think for yourself, remember this is just my one point of view and like I said I think if you go into it without the expectations that I did, I think some of you may really enjoy it!
You can but it HERE from Amazon for £6.99
And on Kindle for £4.50