Sunday, March 31, 2013

Blog Tour Review: Going Vintage by: Lindsey Leavitt

Goodreads Summary: 

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.

My Review: 

ReadingNook Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Ok I absolutley adored this book, Lindsey Leavitt can do no wrong in my eyes. Her writing is so real and relatible and her characters draw you into the story in such a capitivating way. The main character Mallory find out that her boyfriend Jeremy has been cheating on her with an online girlfriend under the sudonym BubbleYum, and therefore decides to "go vintage" or use things that were around in the 1960's therefore getting rid of all current technology.

I loved the concept of this book, as well as the classic, vintage feel of it. It was exactaly what I was hoping for, and this book was so close to 5-star rating for me but i'm giving it a solid 4.5 strictly due to the fact that the ending let me down!!! (**SPOILER ALERT** skip this is you haven't read it, but come on why not be with Oliver, freakin A man) It fustrated me!! That being said, other then that choice that Mallory made, I loved everything else about this book!!!

I cannot get enough of Lindsey Leavitt's books, they are always a nice, light read, but with some heartfelt, real issues, and sometimes that's exactaly what you need from a book! Lindsay Leavitt is definitely now an auto-buy author for me, meaning I will purchase and read anything she writes. Do yourself a favor and if you haven't read this or Sean Griswold's head, GO OUT AND BUY THEM AND READ THEM ASAP!!! I have a feeling this book despite not being 5-stars for me, will probably be in my top books of 2013!!!! P.S. Totally have a literary crush on Oliver!

1 comment:

  1. I read another review on this book and now that you like it I want to read it even more. I don't usually read contemps, but it just sounds so sweet and comforting if that makes any sense. Kind of like a person getting back to basics without all the hubbub of the craziness that is life today.