Saturday, June 10, 2017

Going Vintage

10594356Goodreads Says:    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 in1962, 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.

My Thoughts:

-    The first time I tried to read this, I quite. I wanted to give it another chance though because I love the author. I finished this time, but my feeling towards the book didn't change.

-    The characters were pretty lame. I wasn't a fan of any of them, especially Mallory. She was SO over dramatic, and her motives for things were really immature and stupid. Not only did Mallory cut herself off from technology, she cut herself off from people. She wasn't listening to her sister, friends, grandma, or parents. She was so self absorbed.

-    I was really hoping that Mallory was going to go full on 1960s, but her efforts were a sad attempt. I don't think her heart was really in it. She was just being a drama queen.

-    I wish there had been more about the grandma and her life in the 60s. Her life was WAY more interesting than Mallory's.

-    There was no point to this book. There was no lesson learned. What was Mallory trying to accomplish? Nothing! 

-    I was really disappointed with this one, but I really Lindsey's other books. 

1 comment:

  1. This one didn't bug me that bad but, yeah, it just doesn't compare to Sean Griswold's Head.