Going Vintage by Lindsay Leavitt
My rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Genre: YA Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Chick Lit, Realistic
Release Date: March 26th 2013
Synopsis: When Mallory discovers that her boyfriend, Jeremy, is cheating on her with an online girlfriend, she swears off boys. She also swears off modern technology. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in 1962, Mallory decides to “go vintage” and return to a simpler time (when boyfriends couldn’t cheat on you online). She sets out to complete grandma’s list: run for pep club secretary, host a dinner party, sew a homecoming dress, find a steady, do something dangerous. But the list is trickier than it looks. And obviously finding a steady is out . . . no matter how good Oliver (Jeremy’s cousin) smells. But with the help of her sister, she’ll get it done. Somehow.
My thoughts: Going Vintage was such a cute and quirky book! I have fallen head over heels in love with it.
I thought Mallory was a great character. After finding out her boyfriend is cheating on her with a girl on the internet Mallory is inspired by her grandma’s list of high school goals to “go vintage”. She gives up technology and sets out to complete all the goals on The List. I really loved how she became more and more independent throughout the book. Mallory was a very real character that just wanted to heal. I appreciated the way she turned out in the ending although it was a bit surprising(in a good way). Oliver was hilarious and adorable! He was a very unique character and his personality really shines. The rest of the characters were also very nice to read about.
Going Vintage is Mallory’s story. The story was very different from what I have read before. It is not everyday that I find a book and learn that it is about a girl whose boyfriend cheated on her with a person named BubbleYum. Going Vintage is a very light-hearted story that will have many fun and hilarious moments. I liked how the story flowed and I was never bored reading it. Although there are a couple of sub-plots the focus was always on Mallory.
The writing was amazing. The interaction and dialogue between the characters never felt forced and were often times very funny. I also thought that Leavitt did a very good job at portraying Mallory and all the other characters in the book.
Going Vintage is definitely a good rainy day read and will be very much loved by many people.
*An advanced copy was given to me by the publisher via Netgalley