Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Review: Going Vintage By: Lindsey Leavitt

Going VintageGoing Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mallory thought things were great between her and her boyfriend until she went onto his computer, clicked on the history, and found a whole other life and girlfriend there. It was on that moment that she felt betrayed, not just by him, but by technology in general and made the decision to swear it off, at least until she checked off a list she found that her grandmother wrote when she was her age. Should be easy, no phone, no internet; become pep squad secretary (first, must create a pep squad), host a fancy dinner, sew a dress (maybe learn to sew on a button), find a steady, and do something dangerous.
I loved Mallory, her sister Ginnie, Oliver and other characters - they came right off the pages and literally into life, like a 90s Freddie Prinze Jr movie. Is this a cute book, yes - sweet, yes - does it hold a few lessons of growing up in the pages, of course and the value of loving yourself above all else -- But I must tell you, that it is the way it is written that swallows you and makes you dive head first into it and fall in love and glimmer over again about first loves and heartbreak and finding your worth. This is the book to curl into and share with your daughter, keep on your shelf and pull out before you take out the old yearbook.

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