Dec 18, 2012

Ditched: A Love Story.

Posted by Jenia. at 12/18/2012 06:07:00 PM
Ditched:A Love Story.
Robin Mellom.
Publisher:Disney- Hyperion.
Publication Date:January 3,2012.
Genre:YA Romance|Humor.
Format|Pages:Hardcover|277.
Source:Library|Goodreads.
Challange:Debut Author|StandAlone| Realistic Fiction.
 

5 STARS
 





Ditched: A Love Story was unlike any book I read this past year, it was original, unique. I didn’t actually know how much I would enjoy the story, I thought maybe it be too cheesy for me. I was wrong, I ended up loving it more then I actually thought I would. I was observed by the story, the narration and the characters, and only after few pages, I was curious how it all would end. There was so much in this story, to keep your interest. Humor, Romance, Adventure and even some bit of mystery. This was an amazing debut novel and I can’t wait, to see what author comes up with next.

GOODREADS SUMMARY
THERE'S A GIRL.
Justina Griffith was never the girl who dreamed of going to prom. Designer dresses and strappy heels? Not her thing. That said, she never expected her best friend, Ian Clark, to ask her.
 
AND THERE'S A BOY.
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.
THEN THERE'S A DITCH.
But when Justina is ditched, figuratively and literally, she must piece together--stain-by-stain on her thrift store dress--exactly how she ended up dateless...with only the help of some opinionated ladies at the 7-Eleven. To get the whole store, Justina will have to face the boy who ditched her. Can losing out at her prom ultimately lead to finding true love?

A story about someone who was ditched at prom? That’s the type of story that I never came across before and that’s what actually captured me about this book, the story. I was curious to see how it happened, how it led up to it. Especially when I read the prologue, where it mentioned all of those stains, bruises and fact that she was thrown out of someone’s car that wasn’t Ian’s, during the prom. I was engaged in the story right from that point, I needed to know what happened, how she got all of those stains, to begin with, why she was ditched on the road to begin with and why her prom ditched her in first place, mostly interested in how, when. I had a feeling that there was a reason for all of it, of course I was curious if Justina actually remembered what happened, because in beginning it seemed like she didn’t.

  I enjoyed how this story was told like a story, in a way. Since most of the book, Justina was telling what happened to her, how she got to that 7 Eleven to begin with. I was actually surprised that she knew, I felt she didn’t know, at least that the feeling that I got after reading the prologue. It’s her telling the others story, that made the story even more interesting to read. I loved seeing the reaction of Gilda and Donna and of course their opinions, on the choices that she made and how they even gave her advice or at least try to. I could tell by halfway through the book that two of them became Justina’s friends, just way they started acting towards her. I loved fact that all of them bonded, because Justina told them the story. Because she walked into that 7 Eleven. I also enjoyed the pictures in each chapter, explaining each, such as stain, bruises and how it happened; it was easier to picture what was going on that way.

Ian, I wasn’t sure what to think about him. At start she made him sound like a such great guy, and that’s why I couldn’t understand why he ditched her to begin with, especially after he promised her a great time, then he disappears. I did have a feeling that he somehow was planning something but I never would guessed it a surprise for Justina. Somehow I got feeling, at least in beginning that he didn’t feel the way that she felt about him. I actually had my suspicious feelings about him and Allyson, especially when she was the one that he called when he was doing his errands. But by end, I could see how much he cared for Justina and the ending made me smile, when they finally kissed.


My favorite part of the book was all of her adventures. I can’t ever happen to me, honestly I would give up after first two incidents and go home and that’s what I love about Justina, despite that, she kept on going. I enjoyed the humor in the stories, made it even more interesting to read about it. Ditched is a book worth checking out, you will smile, laugh, cry and even get angry but you won’t put book down, till the end.

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