Book: Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt
Genre: YA Contemporary
It seems like I'd heard of this book awhile back, but when the library staff promoted it as a great summer read during the teen kick off program the other day I knew it was finally time to read it.
Somehow I ended up with it from the library shortly after putting it on hold. Not sure how that happened, and it was quite the mix up too, but all is well, and I'm legally okay to actually have it now! :)
Then, I read it in a day. Which either tells you it was easy fast reading, or I was very much in the mood for it... or that I actually had time that day. Or, it could be a bit of all three!
The story is about a girl whose dad is sick, and she's not dealing with it so very well. So she has to go to the school counselor which will hopefully help her. As part of that endeavor, she is supposed to choose a object to focus on and write about it. Turns out, she has been starring at the back of Sean Griswold's head for years now, since he is ALWAYS sitting in front of her, and suddenly, she decides to focus on that!
Well, as you may, guess, this leads to focusing on the rest of poor unsuspecting Sean, which turns into quite the fun, and sweet story. And along the way, she manages to deal with the troubling sad bits of her life too.
It's a really cute story and a lot of fun, mixed with some great lessons learned too. Because of that, it feels more real than many of the YA books these days, and I think that's the biggest reason for much of its appeal.
Bottom line: I really enjoyed this one a lot.
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