Review: Just a Little Bit of Love
|Just a Little Bit of Love|
Just a Little Bit of Love
Ines Bautista Yao
Three short stories about three young girls: Anita, Ina, and Carla. Each one finding their lives disrupted by a boy. Maybe it’s because he wanders into the coffee shop where she works after school every Tuesday. Maybe it’s because he won’t leave her alone even if she has made it clear that she is crushing on his football teammate. Or maybe it’s because she’s spent one unforgettable afternoon with him—despite being oh-so-forgetful. Three small doses of love that serve up a whole lot of feels.
I binged this story a bit like a box of candy. Started out saying I'd read a few pages before bedtime and just couldn't stop, in spite of repeatedly telling myself I needed to go to bed, so I suppose it is a good thing it is short.
While it has some mentions of the characters in the novel it supports, they are sort of background figures for the most part. The writing was lively and had a really strong, youthful voice. The characters are believable teens without being annoying teens, which is hard to do.
Nice quick read.
Just A Little Bit Of Love: Short stories set in the world of Only A Kiss