- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Swoon Reads (Oct. 20 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 125006600X
- ISBN-13: 978-1250066008
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 358 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #665,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Signs Point to Yes: An Adorkable Romance Paperback – Oct 20 2015
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“Fun and original, Hall's sophomore novel has an authentic teen voice with plenty of charm. A standout addition to library shelves.” ―School Library Journal
“Funny and charming, all signs point to yes that this sweet story of love-whether in romance, friendship, or family-has something for everyone.” ―Booklist
"Another layered, super-charming romance from the author of A Little Something Different." ―Melissa Albert, BNTeen blog
"Hall does a great job of creating a budding romance while interjecting bits of comedy throughout the novel." ―VOYA
“If ever two people should get together, it's Gabe and Lea…The magnetic pull is so strong, in fact, that everyone they come into contact with can feel it, and it is through Gabe and Lea's interactions with others that their stories unfold…A fun, light romance that will appeal to male and female readers alike.” ―School Library Journal on A Little Something Different
“This is a sprightly first offering… the multi-person perspectives make for a clever hook. Romance with a twist.” ―Booklist on A Little Something Different
“A Little Something Different is perfect for YA readers who like cute, romantic contemporaries like those written by Stephanie Perkins, Jennifer E. Smith and Kasie West. I really enjoyed it--I want to hug it!--and am looking forward to reading more from Sandy Hall.” ―Wondrous Reads
“What a cute and sweet read. A Little Something Different is exactly that – a romance story that is different from any I've read before, and one that leaves you with a silly smile on your face. The perfect rainy-day read, that's for sure!” ―Xpresso Reads
About the Author
Sandy Hall is a teen librarian from New Jersey where she was born and raised. She has a BA in Communication and a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. When she isn't writing, or teen librarian-ing, she enjoys reading, marathoning TV shows, and long scrolls through Tumblr.
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Signs Point to Yes is like a batch of pink, fluffy cotton candy. Sometimes it only works to compare books to food, haha. This is such a fluffy, adorable story by Sandy Hall, an author who I really look up to, because she writes so magnificently, and with a concept that is easy to think of, she just mastered this grand story. This is even better than A Little Something Different, her first novel that was written in many perspectives—even that of a squirrel. Believe it. If you have never heard of Sandy Hall and her books, what are you doing here reading this review? Go out and purchase her beautiful stories, because when I read this one especially, I felt that love exists, even with teenagers. I read this in a jiffy (literally)—I read it in a sitting because I was too obsessed with it and after reading some hardcore HUGE books (some were even disappointing), I needed a quick read that carried fluff, instead of science-fiction that I have to deal with frequently. This is the perfect read for anyone at any time of the year. Agh.
I LOVED THE CONCEPT OF A MAGIC 8 BALL. Romance can be romance, love can be love and fluff, but adding some extra thing in is literally the best. Jane, our heroine, spends a big chunk of the novel wondering about her future and how things will end up to be, and for starters, she uses her Magic 8 ball to make these decisions initially. Afterwards, once her connection with Teo blooms and they start having feelings for each other (it's a no-brainer!), she realizes that she doesn't need the Magic 8 ball anymore and that she should just let life flow like water. That's inspiring and adorable. I LOVE WHEN BOOKS HAVE SPECIAL MESSAGES LIKE THAT. There are honestly some contemporaries in the world that are just so cheesy and the author spends the three hundred or so pages writing about making out. I swear, I have seen that before. This? Never. There is also a huge focus on superstitions and fear—Jane has a fear of thunderstorms, which I could really relate to because I'm downright terrified of them. FOR ONCE. FOR ONCE I CAN RELATE TO A CHARACTER IN TERMS OF FEAR.
I was afraid to read this one because I didn't want this to be a love-fest that is so cheesy that my throat will hurt as if I ate ten chocolate bars. I read many negative reviews prior to, and I was a little more scared than I should have been. Sandy Hall, you wrote this magnificently. I loved the simplistic writing, the fact that this takes place during the summer (which it is here in Canada) and how there wasn't insta-love. I swear, if there was an instant romance between Teo and Jane, I would've thrown this book out of the window. They have known each other since they were kids, which I always love to read about since the guys I was friends with when I was young go to a different school than me currently. THANK GOODNESS.
There is a big influence on perfection throughout Signs Point to Yes. For once, we have a protagonist who is in no ways perfect. Jane struggles with the subject of stupidity and perfection so much that I just felt so bad for her. She has to live with her "perfect" older sister, Margo, who actually has some secrets of her own that could change how other people look at her. Jane feels stupid and that she has no potential, no reason to go to college because she feels that she'll end up achieving straight C's. Even Teo's as*hole friend, Ravi (who I HATED), thought she was stupid and basically said it to her face. But Jane was like so many other characters I have read about: she was so intelligent and I admired the decisions that she made. Although I am not planning on doing the same things that she wants to do in terms of college and her future, it's a change from your ordinary perfect Harvard/Brown protagonist who still gets into so much trouble and is a character who is never doing schoolwork in the actual novel. Those books are seriously unrealistic, while this one absolutely is.
I began enjoying it from the first page where Jane speaks of being antisocial over the summer. This is such a hilarious, realistic story that could honestly happen to anyone. Honestly, I'm thinking of seeking a babysitting job so I could find someone like Teo along the way, because hot damn, HE'S HOT. I loved Teo and his sweet, playful personality and aw. He has my heart. I say that with every male character I meet in books, but this is serious. JANE AND TEO ARE ADORABLE. I loved their shy personalities and how those two personalities mingled. They are legitimately perfect for each other. *heart skips a beat*
What made me not want to give this a perfect 5 star rating was Jane's (dumb) incident having to do with Teo's father. I would have never done what she did in this situation: snooped around in Teo's home, discovered that he was looking for his father, found his birth certificate, found his father's name, and tried to find him. I would've never done that. I was frustrated for about twenty pages, including during the fight that she and Teo had when she revealed all that she discovered to him. OF COURSE HE SHOULD BE UPSET, YOU WEIRDO. Hah, but I got over it. That was just a minor plot detail that could have been presented differently, in my opinion. I really did admire the whole theme of discovery, though. Teo seeking his father is something that is rarely written about in YA (or in books at all), and it gives us readers a first look at how life can be when you don't know anything about your family.
We also see a SISTERLY RELATIONSHIP between Margo and Jane. AW. They eventually head on a road trip together (alongside Ravi, ew) and they are goals. I always admire sibling/parent relationships in books, and this was just another great one. Yay for diversity of Teo (Spanish) and Ravi (Sri Lankan) as well as the fact that JANE WRITES FANFICTION. Okay, so I'm not a fan of Doctor Who, but it was a great addition for the crazy fangirl audience we reviewers are these days. Yay for that, and yay for the whole book!
This is just a book for a teenager, you know? I sought that, and that's what I ended up getting. It's fluffy, cute, has a swoon-worthy romance (perfect since the publisher is Swoon Reads) and will make your heart flutter because it's so addicting, raw and real. It's more than just the relationship between Teo and Jane—it has so many messages that it would take me a year to explain.
Signs Point to Yes is perhaps one of the brightest, best contemporary-romance/chick-lit novels I have read this year. It's not for everyone, but if you were/are in the depressed sci-fi mood as I was before reading, this will be the uttermost perfect read for you. Now, if you excuse me, I'll be jetting off to find my own Teo and swoon over him. At least, I'll be doing that in my dreams. Currently, I'll be binge-reading Sandy Hall's next book, arriving in bookstores in August, Been Here All Along. Woo!
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I adored A Little Something Different. ADORED it! I didn’t think Sandy Hall’s next book could live up to the cuteness and little heart flutters that was A Little Something Different, but I was wrong. Signs Point to Yes is just as cute and adorable even if it does only have three POVs this time around.
The book begins with Jane frantically trying to find a job so she does not have to take the internship her mom set up for her. She answers an online ad for a babysitting gig to find out that the job is in her neighborhood and that it is to babysit her childhood friend’s younger half sisters. Jane’s mother used to babysit Teo when he was younger. Jane and him grew up together. Now, years later, they don’t even speak because Teo’s best friend hates Jane. When he finds out that Jane is the babysitter his mom hired, he is less than thrilled. However, once Jane starts working, they grow closer to each other and a friendship (maybe even something more) blossoms.
Jane’s personality was fun. Although I don’t completely agree on her decision about college, I could see where she was coming from and happy that her family did in the end too. During the book, Teo is frustrated with his step dad and tries to search for his real father. When Jane finds out, she does her best to track him down.
The book was written in third person but focused on a certain person. Most of the book was focused on Jane, but there were also a few sections for Teo and Margo. Margo’s storyline seemed forced at times. It was also kind of weird how it was stated at the beginning that the sisters weren’t really that close but became so all of a sudden. Another part that was weird was why Teo’s best friend hated Jane so much. When it finally came out at the end, I was surprised that it was for that reason.
The book was still great, though. I loved watching Jane and Teo’s relationship progress and was definitely rooting for them to get together the whole time. Their interactions were so cute and awkward and adorkable that I was left majorly swooning. Exactly what I was expecting from a Swoon Reads book!
I did like Jane and Margo’s relationship. They were very support of each other and there for each others’ crises. I guess they grew closer to each other because of the secrets they shared, but it definitely happened very fast.
Overall, I was in the mood to read a light romance and this was the perfect fit! I ended up reading the book in less than a day. If you’re a fan of A Little Something Different, you’ll definitely love Signs Point to Yes.
*I received this ARC from the publisher, which in no way affected my review.*