January 10, 2012
Synopsis:High school senior Justina Griffith was never the girl who dreamed of going to prom. Designer dresses and strappy heels? Not her thing. So she never expected her best friend, Ian Clark, to ask her.
Ian, who always passed her the baseball bat handle first.
Ian, who knew exactly when she needed red licorice.
Ian, who promised her the most amazing night at prom.
And then ditched her.
Now, as the sun rises over her small town, and with only the help of some opinionated ladies at the 7-Eleven, Justina must piece together — stain by stain on her thrift-store dress — exactly how she ended up dateless. A three-legged Chihuahua was involved. Along with a demolition derby-ready Cadillac. And there was that incident at the tattoo parlor. Plus the flying leap from Brian Sontag's moving car...
But to get the whole story, Justina will have to face the boy who ditched her. And discover if losing out at prom can ultimately lead to true love.
Filled with humor, charm, and romance, Ditched: A Love Story by debut novelist Robin Mellom will have readers dreaming of love on their own prom nights.
DITCHED is a cute and lively YA debut that had me giggling the whole way through! Justina is a vivacious protagonist that I couldn't help put feel for. The absolute ridiculousness of her situation makes for a hilarious and crazy story that fans of contemporary will love! It isn't at all serious, but it is right up your alley if you want a light and fluffy read.
Justina came off a bit annoying at first, but the more her story continues, the more I understood where she was coming from. She is a bit high maintenance, and reminds me a bit of myself so it was great to see how she handled everything. Her prom night was definitely a night to remember! And the whole Ian thing?! Just WOW. I had no idea what was going on with him and I couldn't wait to find out what was going on with him.
After finishing quite a heavy read, I felt like DITCHED was the perfect way to get over it. You don't have to think so heavily about everything, yet at the same time I was engaged in the story. While I had a few annoyances here and there, it wasn't so much as to detract from the book. Pick this one up if you are looking for a funny and cute read!