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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.
The first thing that drew my eyes in was the word "vintage." I love vintage! I love the look of them, I love history and learning about the past, and I love to think about what my item has actually gone through. Does anyone else feel that way? No? Okay.
Of course, I could never do what Mallory is going to do. Swear off technology? I might not be totally tech savvy, but my family is very technology centered. Oh, we spend time together, but you won't ever see us go a day without our phones, computers, or TVs. I even felt strange when I had to leave my phone in the car when I went into an amusement park for a few hours. That sad, my friends.
I have a feeling this will be a funny book, a little predictable since it's a guy breaks girl's heart, girl is determined to do something to get over him story where the girl will probably meet someone new and have a hard time. But I don't care. It interests me and this is on my wishlist!
It's also absolutely different from my last Wishlist Wednesday post (which you should also check out if you already haven't). Check back tomorrow for a new meme!
Could YOU go vintage?