Tuesday, February 26, 2013

{Review} Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

Going Vintage 
Author: Lindsey Leavitt
Release Date: Bloomsbury
by, March 26, 2013
Source: Netgalley
Format: Kindle
Pages: 320
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. Lindsey Leavitt perfectly pairs heartfelt family moments, laugh-out-loud humor, and a little bit of romance in this delightful contemporary novel. {Goodreads}
  Where to start? One, I wish I had the guts to do what Mallory did...going vintage. I am so in love with the 50's/60's and would do anything to take a trip back in time. I loved Mallory. She was strong in her own way. She wasn't a kick butt heroine who fearlessly took on a whole army with nothing but a twig but she was strong in heart. She wasn't going to sit around broken hearted...she was going to do something. Mallory was going to find a cure for cheating boyfriends and evil technology. Personally, I feel why they broke up was kind of a little silly but in some ways I can still see her point. Yes, he may have not cheated on her in real life but he still cheated. He wasn't honest with her and that hurts. 

  I loved Mrs. Leavitt's writing style. It was easy and fun to fall into. It was one of my "fluff" reads (good fluff..like cotton candy. Light, fun, and sweet.) The idea behind the list and going vintage was cute and unique. Again, I wish I could have Mallory's guts. Major props to her! Not only was Mallory awesome but I loved the side characters too. Her sister was awesome and super easy to fall in love with no matter how much a pain in the butt she was. I liked the relationship of they're parents. To me that's true love. Being able to fight and argue and still love each other to no end. They have their rough patches but they fix them right up. They don;t give up no matter how hard. Too many people give up...the going gets tough and they quit ending in divorce. I wish more people had the strength of Mallory's parents. Its either they give up or jump in too quickly. Its rather sad. 

  Anyways! Do you know what else I loved?...Oliver. Right from the beginning! Goodness did I love him. He was so quirky and honest. He was himself and he didn't give a hoot to what people thought. He brought out the best in Mallory and they were really adorable. Then the ending...*swoon*!!! I want that..bad ;D

  Going Vintage is one of those books you will just devour and feel full after. It will make your smile and walking away with happy feelings. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading anything and everything else by Lindsey Leavitt. She has a true talent in contemporary sweetness. It was innocent and charming. A book I could recommend to anyone looking for something light-hearted and enjoyable! Would I read it again...I believe I would! 


4 out of 5 stars!!!

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  1. I cannot wait for this book! I loved Sean Griswald's Head, so I'm pretty certain I will thoroughly enjoy this one.
    I don't think I could ever go 'vintage'. I need my technology!
    Great review. :)

    1. I have yet to read Sean Griswald's Head but I really want to! Lindsey showed herself a very fun and upbeat writer I have come to love! I think you will! :D

      Haha me either...that's why I gave her props for doing what I can't xP
      Thank you!! :)

  2. This was already on my must read list but now I want it quicker. I've read a couple of books with protags that are or go vintage in their styling and I always find them to be cute, quirky and fun characters.

    1. I haven't ever read one so this was my first and I loved it!! Your absolutely right! The characters are cute, quirky and fun! I hope you get it soon and enjoy it as much as I did! ^-^
      Thanks for stopping by! :)


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