Monday, March 25, 2013
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
When Mallory’s boyfriend, Jeremy, cheats on her with an online girlfriend, Mallory decides the best way to de-Jeremy her life is to de-modernize things too. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in1962, Mallory swears off technology and returns to a simpler time (when boyfriends couldn’t cheat with computer avatars). The List:
1. Run for pep club secretary
2. Host a fancy dinner party/soiree
3. Sew a dress for Homecoming
4. Find a steady
5. Do something dangerous
But simple proves to be crazy-complicated, and the details of the past begin to change Mallory’s present. Add in a too-busy grandmother, a sassy sister, and the cute pep-club president–who just happens to be her ex’s cousin–and soon Mallory begins to wonder if going vintage is going too far.
I have had my eye on this book for a while. It was so cute!! I loved the creative storyline. Getting rid of all technology in todays world? That would be nearly impossible, and we saw how hard it was in the book. It was a really cute idea though, and I loved being able to watch it.
Oliver was the sweetest. I am obsessed with him. He joked with her when she needed it, and was sweet and a good listener when she needed it. He was so unexpected to Mallory, but turned out to be just what she needed.
I loved Mallory's sister and grandma. They really helped keep the story interesting as it went along. There was a lot of family drama going on. It was cool to see how well it was mixed in with everything else.
The ending. I have read quite a few reviews where people have said that they don't think the book provided closure. I however have to disagree. I don't want to give anything away, but I think the way the book ended was perfect. It manages to still be sweet and hopeful, but strong and capable. While at the same time, it is just open ended enough for a possible sequel??? I know I would definitely read this series if she wrote more!
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.