Monday, October 17, 2011

Sean Griswald's Head by Lindsey Leavitt

Sean Griswold's Head
According to her guidance counselor, fifteen-year-old Payton Gritas needs a focus object-an item to concentrate her emotions on. It's supposed to be something inanimate, but Payton decides to use the thing she stares at during class: Sean Griswold's head. They've been linked since third grade (Griswold-Gritas-it's an alphabetical order thing), but she's never really known him.

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.

In this sweet story of first love, Lindsey Leavitt seamlessly balances heartfelt family moments, spot-on sarcastic humor, and a budding young romance.

This was a really sweet book.  I have read and liked other books by Lindsey Leavitt, and this book was no let down.

This book has many concepts.  Yes, its a romance, but it is also about the main characters father having a disease, and how she deals with it, from anger to sadness.  It also deals with how Sean Giswald (whom from the tital of the book is obviously important) helps Payton.

This is a cute book, and makes for a easy read. 

I give this book a 4/5 and would recommend it to lovers of romance and modern day fiction.

Market: YA
Sensuality: Mild
Violence: None
Language: Mild


Lulu (The Bookworm is Here!) said...

Great review! I love "sweet" books :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Kare said...

I loved this book!! It was such a cute love story.

Susan (Reading World) said...

I don't read very much contemporary YA, but the premise of this one caught my attention (not to mention the title) so I did read this. I thought it was wonderful. It dealt with sad issues but with a sense of humor. It was a very enjoyable read.