Monday, March 18, 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 in 1962, 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 was super excited to be able to read and review this new book by Lindsey Leavitt coming out later this month.  March 26th to be exact.  :)  

Everything about this book was fun ~ from the cover to the end.  Mallory is quite a character.  When she finds a list of goals her grandmother made when she was Mallory's age, she decides that she will reenact the list.  After being burned by her boyfriend, Mallory needs to change things up a bit and decides to "Go Vintage".  Mallory seems to think that the generation her grandmother grew up in had things easier because technology wasn't as advanced but what she finally realizes in the end is that no matter when or where you have lived, drama and heartache can be found.  Mallory also finds out many things about herself and her family along the way.

I was very entertained by Mallory's sense of humor.  Sarcasm and wit always get me.  

This is a cute chick lit contemporary YA book that teenagers will be able to relate to.  It has high school drama, crazy family moments, secrets, social media explosions, boy/girl relationships and even a trip to Disneyland!  :)  That's all the main ingredients for a good book right there.  

Content:  Some make out scenes and some sexual innuendo.

You can pre-order Going Vintage on Amazon.

My thanks to both NetGalley and Bloomsbury for providing a copy of this book for review.


  1. Great review!

    Going Vintage sounds utterly fantastic and I can not WAIT to read it, definitely buying it when it's released!:)

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic!

  2. I loved the trip to Disneyland-one of my favorite places so I was pleased to get to "visit" it too! Another fun book from Leavitt :)

  3. Oh yea! I've wanted to read this since I heard about it coming out. Great review. I went and requested it on NetGalley immediately. :)

  4. This does seem like a cute book, and the cover is so pretty! Great review!

  5. Thanks for the review. I almost bought this one today, but was unsure of it. I may pick it up now.

  6. hmmmm... I am not sure how I feel about this book. I have been debating on if I want to read this or no. Thank you so much for sharing your review. I think it may be too girly for me.

  7. nice review!, i really can't wait to read this book!, it sounds so much fun.

  8. What a nice, light hearted review! Loved it and I would love to read this book! It's fun that she's trying to re-enact her grandmothers list!

  9. Great review~ I wanted to read this because I was attracted to the cover haha! But I haven't started on it yet. :)

  10. I love the cover! Sometimes I wish I could go back to the 60s. LOL


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