Anyway, today I'm gushing about SEAN GRISWOLD'S HEAD by Lindsey Leavitt. I really liked this book, hardcore.
The focus object is intended to help Payton deal with her father's newly diagnosed multiple sclerosis. And it's working. With the help of her boy-crazy best friend Jac, Payton starts stalking-er, focusing on-Sean Griswold . . . all of him! He's cute, he shares her Seinfeld obsession (nobody else gets it!) and he may have a secret or two of his own.
Okay, this book has several plusses.
1. Seinfeld. Need I say more? I loved this little detail that I could relate to. And they both like Seinfeld! Win/win.
2. The romance. It happened slowly, naturally, and very very real-ly. It wasn't love at first sight. And Sean wasn't this drop-dead gorgeous guy. He's cute, don't get me wrong, but it's more than that. It's the type of romance that actually happens in real life.
3. The angst of Payton is authentic. It wasn't too shallow or unrelatable. It wasn't forced. The character and the way she feels about her dad's disease was built brick by brick, layer by layer, and it was strong.
4. The voice. Lindsey did a great job with Payton. There's some funny moments, some romantic moments, some high adventure moments, some depressing moments, some angsty moments, and it's all done with great storytelling and fabulous voice.
I'm not sure how many contemporary novels I'm up to now. I know, I know. I said I was going to keep track. I will. As soon as I find my head. Ha!
But definitely add SEAN GRISWOLD'S HEAD to your list. You won't be sorry!
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