Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
When high school junior Mallory “accidentally” see’s her boyfriend cheating on her with an online girl (a cyberwife, no less!), she flips and decides to do something drastic. She decides that it’s all the technology causing her problems: her cell phone, computer and even internet games. She swears off all technology, decided to go back in time to the 60’s, being inspired by a To Do list she found from her much-admired grandmother.
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
Let’s say simply that things just don’t work out the way Mallory had expected, even though she does finish completing the list.
I thought this book was sweet and funny. Mallory has a gentle but sarcastic sense of humor that drew me into her story. This would be the perfect book to read on vacation, not too intense but interesting enough to read lying on your beach chair. I recommend this to fans of the Princess Diaries books, Louise Rennison’s Georgia Nichols books, and and teen looking for a light, but fun read.
Review by Ms. Goldstein-Erickson