Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today! This week's book that we are anxiously awaiting is GOING VINTAGE by Lindsey Leavitt.  GOING VINTAGE releases on March 26, 2013 from Bloomsbury.

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.
I wasn't a huge fan of contemporary at first, mainly because I hadn't found the good ones, yet!  But after reading Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, I found myself hooked on them!  I always have my eye out for the next contemporary that is fun and snazzy.  And Going Vintage definitely fits that bill!  The idea is fun and unique, and I know that it will lead to some great laughing riots. I can't wait to get my hands on this one...and maybe on Oliver?  Who knows!  Too bad I have to wait until March!