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.
In this sweet story of first love, Lindsey Leavitt seamlessly balances heartfelt family moments, spot-on sarcastic humor, and a budding young romance.
CUTE, LIGHTHEARTED, AND FUNNY! This was the 1st time I had read anything by Lindsey Leavitt-who used to be an elementary school teacher, and I LOVED it. 🙂
Payton is an organized and well, let’s just say very “studious” student. But she loses focus when she finds out her dad has MS. Or maybe when she has to find a focus object at the suggestion of her counselor which becomes the head of the boy who sits in front of her in class. That she never really knew-until now.
This was a CLEAN and WHOLESOME read so I would say 5th grade and up would enjoy it. Girls that is. 🙂
I can’t wait to read another book by this author-Going Vintage-especially if it’s written with the same kind of wittiness(is that a word?).
5 of 5 stars