Book Review: Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

Going Vintage coverGoing Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
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Release Date: March 26th 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Series: n/a
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Goodreads description: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

Mallory is a junior. She’s got a boyfriend named Jeremy. They make out so much that she has to come up with excuses to take breaks. During one of these breaks she discovers something bad about her boyfriend on Friendspace (read: basically Facebook). He is a cyberscum cheater. While playing a game, he made a “deep connection” to another player. He exchanges sweet words with said player and talks of love. Mallory is filled with rage and jealousy. She defames him on his own page, for all their mutual friends and cyber acquaintances to see, then she ditches him.

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