Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt

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.

This book is so awesome! I put off reading it for whatever reason and I totally regret doing so. I haven’t read Lindsey’s Princess for Hire books- but believe me, I will soon. I totally wasn’t expecting Sean Griswold’s Head to be as deep an addicting as it was. Lindsey Leavitt has a way of writing that makes you hopeful, worried, amazed, and emotional all at once. Payton was a teen character that I could totally relate to. I really want to jump into the story at times, to give her a hug and tell her that everything would be ok. I loved how original the point of making a focus journal about a guy’s head was. If there was a guy’s head to write a journal about, I’m nearly positive that Sean Griswold would be the best fit candidate.
That brings us to Sean Griswold. The lovely, lovely Sean Griswold. He was so incredibly sweet and kind to Payton when she needed him the most, I loved him.
I loved that the romance aspect wasn’t completely what this novel was about. It was there, but it didn’t take over the story. Sean Griswold’s Head was an addicting, irresistible novel that I would proudly reread at any point in time. I recommend it to everyone!

FTC- Publisher.

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