Hello my wonderful pretty bookworms ❤
How are you all doing? I hope you have read some wonderful books since the last time I saw you! 😀
Today I am bringing you, another YA Contemporary by the very talented Sandy Hall, the author of A Little Something Different!
So read on for my thoughts on this cute dorky story and enter for a chance to win a paperback copy (US Only) of the beautiful book 😉
Enjoy your stay, lovelies ❤
The author of A Little Something Different brings you the most adorkable romance ever.
Jane, a superstitious fangirl, takes an anonymous babysitting job to avoid an unpaid internship with her college-obsessed mom. The only problem? She’s babysitting the siblings of her childhood friend and new crush, Teo.
Teo doesn’t dislike Jane, but his best friend Ravi hates her, and is determined to keep them apart. So Teo’s pretty sure his plans for a peaceful summer are shot. His only hope is that his intermittent search for his birth father will finally pan out and he’ll find a new, less awkward home. Meanwhile, at Jane’s house, her sister Margo wants to come out as bisexual, but she’s terrified of how her parents will react.
In a summer filled with secrets and questions, even Jane’s Magic 8 ball can’t give them clear answers, but Signs Point to Yes.
This is my first Sandy Hall book. While I do have my copy of A Little Something Different – I still have to get to reading it – the curse of the never ending TBR, which I am pretty sure all of you lovely readers would definitely understand 😀
Jane is a typical fangirl – knows all about the internet, loves making reference to fictional characters and is basically trying to live her life the way she wants in the shadow of her older sister Margo.
When the summer comes around, she looks for a job, any job that can take away from her mother’s whining about college! When she finds a babysitting job in her neighbourhood, she never realises that it would end up changing her life.
I liked Jane. She is the epitome of a typical fangirl and I could see myself in her – the shyness, the want to sarcastically respond to everything said to you, the fact that she felt more comfortable alone all resonated with me more than anything.
When Jane gets a babysitting job at Teo’s house, it is a bit difficult for her because Teo’s best friend Ravi really really hates her. But soon the blossoming feelings between Teo and Jane are bungled by reality and they all have to now cope up with being more adults than teens.
I have to say off the bat that I really like Ms. Hall’s writing. It is funny, yet sober. It is simple yet has a depth that reaches inside you to tug on your hearts. And I really really loved the characterizations, even the secondary characters like Margo and Ravi. It is in these characters that I have found an interesting connection back to my teenage years and I absolutely loved Ms. Hall for just that.
But sadly, the plot just fell a little flat in execution for me! It could have been brilliant and amazing, because it had just the right components for it, but somehow they never really worked together. The major reason for this, at least according to me is that I think I am now moving on from Young Adult Contemporary, and therefore, books that do actually have that sweet taste of young adulthood aren’t really doing it for me now. Despite that, I actually commend Ms. Hall to have kept my interest in the book despite my not going for YA Contemporary books!
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .5
This book is one that I would recommend to every single teen I know, not only because it is brilliantly written, but because it is understandable – you can understand every emotion these characters are going through, because you once have or are currently going through them and that is an amazing achievement by this author ❤
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The Giveaway Closes on the November 12th! The book will be shipped by November 18th 🙂
All the best lovelies ❤