Sunday, May 26, 2013

Going Vintage a Book Review

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.
I am a lover of past eras, movies, music, fashion, design, lifestyles. The 1940's through the 1960's have always held a special place in my heart. No, I was not born then, but the nostalgia of those past times have always drawn me. Back in my late teens/early twenties I lived in San Francisco. I was part of the "oh so hip and swinging" mod crowd there. We dressed in sixties mod attire, listened to 60's music, and rode around on 60's Italian motor scooters. Basically we lived and breathed anything and everything from the era, as much as we could anyway... in the 1990's. While I am no longer wearing mini skirts and go go boots I will always be fond of those times.

I was given the opportunity to read Going Vintage by author Lindsey Leavitt. The story is about a teenage girl, Mallory, that decides to leave the modern conveniences of life and live as she were living in a simpler time, the early 60's to be exact. The idea is brought on when first she discovers her boyfriend is "cyber cheating" and second when she discovers a list made by her grandmother, when she was her age in 1962. Mallory soon finds out that while dressing the part is pretty easy, especially when vintage fashion is so popular these days, avoiding modern technology a little trickier.

This is a very cute, funny, lighthearted book. It does a great job capturing the daily life of a teenager. The book was written for teens but I must admit that I still enjoy reading books that are targeted for that age. It was an easy and quick read and I think any teenage girl would enjoy and relate to this book. Who knows it might even peak their interest to learn more about the time period.

You can purchase Going Vintage online or at your local bookstore.


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