January 11, 2012

Ditched: A love Story by Robin Mellom

Description: High school senior Justina Griffith was never the girl who dreamed of going to prom. Designer dresses and strappy heels? Not her thing. So she never expected her best friend, Ian Clark, to ask her.

Ian, who always passed her the baseball bat handle first. 
Ian, who knew exactly when she needed red licorice. 
Ian, who promised her the most amazing night at prom. 

And then ditched her. Now, as the sun rises over her small town, and with only the help of some opinionated ladies at the 7-Eleven, Justina must piece together — stain by stain on her thrift-store dress — exactly how she ended up dateless. A three-legged Chihuahua was involved. Along with a demolition derby-ready Cadillac. And there was that incident at the tattoo parlor. Plus the flying leap from Brian Sontag's moving car... But to get the whole story, Justina will have to face the boy who ditched her. And discover if losing out at prom can ultimately lead to true love. 

Filled with humor, charm, and romance, Ditched: A Love Story by debut novelist Robin Mellom will have readers dreaming of love on their own prom nights.
Epic Wins:

  • Justina- An odd duck but funny and charming. As she rehashes through her night you can't help but fall in love with her story. I've heard a lot of people had issues with her choices but I thought she was a character worth rooting for. 
  • Ian- Oh man would I love to read his side of the story! He was a sweetheart even if Justina missed it sometimes, okay more like all the time. He went out of his way for her, a lot. 
  • The stains, bruises, and tares were a riot to read about as she pieced together how she ended up with each one on this prom night of nightmares. 
  • The Mikes- Two boys both names Mike who help Justina through her night. They were hysterical and always filled with good intentions, despite the fact that they were always high. Always.
  • Serenity and Bliss- They were the Mike's dates to the prom, but were from a rival school. Along with the Mike's they were always there for Justina in tight situations. 
  • The two women who sit and listen to Justina's story at the 7-Eleven. They interjected at times and were just funny to read about. 
  • You honestly NEVER know what is going to happen next with this girl. One minuet a tattoo parlor the next she is   in a ditch on the side of a room. 
  • Message 1: Sometimes it's best just to ask how someone feels about you, much safer. Never know maybe they feel the same way.
  • Message 2: Don't make assumptions about people, sometimes you are dead wrong.
  • Message 3: The universe will push you but as long as you endure you'll find what your looking for.

Overall: A cute, hair-brain adventure that I couldn't stop reading. Light and fluffy but just my cup of tea. Filled with french fry shaped bruises, strange but wise tattoo guys, and a very stained and tattered dress all wrapped up into one prom night. 

just sayin,

1 comment:

  1. I wasn't sure if I wanted to read this book before, but now after reading your review it sounds so awesome! The Mikes sound like such awesome guys and so do the women who listened to her story. I loved that you didn't know what was going to happen next, I love a book that can surprise me! Thanks Kare! :)


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