Review: Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt

Sean Griswold's HeadBlurb from Amazon.com: “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.”

I’ve been wanting to get my hands on Sean Griswold’s Head for some time. Sometimes we just need some cheesy goodness, you know? At least I do. I expected a light, fun read. I got that, but it was so much more!

It had just enough humor that made me giggle and kept me coming back for more. It naturally progressed, starting with his head to her questioning and wondering what exactly he was thinking…and realizing maybe he was kind of cute and perfect. Perfect he was, I love the character of Sean. He was thoughtful and caring. How could you not love him? Payton was a typical good-girl, but slowly started rebelling…just a bit. In a way it wasn’t really all that rebellious, but to the adults in her life it was totally out of character. She was funny and smart. Jac did get on my nerves a bit, but not too bad. What bugged me was the fact she was so in-your-face and scheming, but that balanced well with Payton’s perfection-turned-rebellion. It’s not that she was malicious in her scheming, just that they were such different people. I also have to mention Grady, because I adored him. I’d love to have uncovered more about Sean’s best friend, becaUse they too were such opposites, maybe even more so than Payton and Jac.

If you haven’t already read it, you definitely should check it out if you are in the mood for a cute, thoughtful contemporary novel! It’s worth your attention.

Much thanks to Bloomsbury USA for sending me a free copy to review!

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  1. Melissa (i swim for oceans) says:

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about this one, which is good bc I wouldn’t really give it a second thought based on the cover. Fab review :)

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