by Lindsey Leavitt
Release Date: March 26, 2013
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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.
*A copy was provided by Bloomsbury for review purposes*
What a cute, fun read! Seriously, am I the only one who thinks this book would make the perfect movie? I absolutely loved the idea and how Leavitt proved a point with this book. The writing was funny, witty, and entertaining, and the story line was awesome. I really loved all the different components of the book, especially the characters and how Mallory grew over the course of the story. The romance was so sweet and cute to read about, and I really loved the twists and the ending in this book.
Mallory was really the perfect main character in this book. I really respect several of her decisions throughout the book and I’m glad that Leavitt wrote her like she did. I loved how Mallory grew over the course of the story, and how she was strong and independent, and sometimes funny as well. Oliver was pretty awesome as well, and I really loved that he was such a sweet, nice guy and didn’t mess with Mallory.
This book was an awesome coming-off-age story that I thoroughly enjoyed. The only reason I didn’t give this book 5 stars was the few boring parts with the grandma and sewing, but other than that this book was pretty awesome and exciting!
SMALL NOTE: Sorry my past couple reviews have been really short. It’s been a while since I’ve written a review and I’m kind of out of practice, but I’ll try to improve in the future :)
4.5 pink flowers