6.14.2013

Jillicious Reading: Going Vintage

Going Vintage
by Lindsey Leavitt

Summary:  When Mallory's boyfriend cheats on her with an online girlfriend, she boldly says goodbye to Jeremy in an online post and then swears off technology.  She is motivated by a list she finds of her grandmother's goals for the year 1962.  But leading a simpler life proves to be pretty complicated ... especially when her family is making her crazy, when technology tempts her at every turn, and when the boy she can't stop thinking about as a potential "steady" is her ex's cousin.   

Thoughts:  I loved Lindsey Leavitt's Sean Griswold's Head so couldn't wait to dive into her new release; and it was a pure delight!  Mallory's story of heartbreak and soul searching is funny, touching, and inspiring.  She reminds us that technology is incredible - especially when doing research on the Industrial Revolution ;) - but can also be highly distracting and keep us from experiencing real relationships and life's simple pleasures.  Her grandmother reminds us that being a teenager is tough in any decade and an unexpected silver lining might exist in even the most difficult of experiences.  And, all the likeable characters remind us that honesty, a sense of humor, figuring out oneself, and accepting others are important in any time period.  

Read Going Vintage if you ... 
  • enjoyed Sean Griswold's Head, The Breakup Bible by Melissa Kantor, or Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern
  • are a Stephanie Perkins fan
  • have a love hate relationship with technology
  • sometimes wish you had been born in a past decade because surely it was simpler!? 
  • are looking for a charming teen romance  
Visit Lindsey Leavitt's webpage to learn more about this cute, clever author and her writing. 

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