During Book Blogger Appreciation Week, one of the daily writing ‘prompts’ involved being an evangelist for a book that has been overlooked. I highlighted Lindsey Leavitt’s contemporary YA Sean Griswold’s Head. It’s a charming read with heart, and I’ve been looking forward to spending time with more of Leavitt’s work. Lucky for me (and you!), her next book sounds like a hoot. I can’t wait to meet Mallory and her grandmother’s list. Going Vintage will be published by
Bloomsbury, and releases on March 26, 2013.
The cure for a break-up? Go vintage and live like it’s 1962!
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.
What books are you waiting on?