August 16, 2011

Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom

Release Date: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Pages: 288
Series: n/a
Review Source: Netgalley

Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
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.

My Thoughts:
The story-telling in this book is fast-paced and frantic, and I absolutely loved how it was told. The whole framework of the story was great. I could just picture Justina in 7-Eleven telling the story about the previous night’s events.

The book features a crazy and fun casts of characters, especially the Mikes, Serenity, and Bliss. Ian is also super adorable and as you read the book you keep hoping that him and Justina will find their moment to connect. Justina herself is a bit crazy. Her jumping to conclusions drove me nuts, but she has such a sweetness about her (as the Mikes point out) that you can’t help but like her and be on her side.

‘Ditched’ is an extremely fun and lighthearted read. To see the whole story come together was very interesting, and if you’re looking for something light, funny, and a bit romantic, this is definitely one to look out for.

The Cover:
It's alright. The fonts are awesome, though. Love those! [Plus the cover might change before publication]


Find Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom on Goodreads, Book Depository, & Amazon


  1. I agree with you - the book is quick and fun. I was so impatient to get to the resolution though!

  2. This sounds like a really fun read. Does it take place over 24 hours? I'm imagining like a comedy of errors sort of book where everything goes wrong. Sounds like it would be a cute movie too.

  3. Lucy -- yes it takes place pretty much over 24 hours. It's the night of prom and the morning after. It would definitely make a really good movie!

  4. 24 hours is pretty fast-paced. It sounds like a pretty light read, just like your review states, we'll see if I'll be picking this one up.. Awesome review, Ashley :)

  5. I just love a lighthearted read and this sounds so cute and fun! Fast paced is always nice too, I love sitting down and finishing a book in one sitting. Glad to know you enjoyed this one Ashley!

  6. How coincidental that I've posed a question about whether it is realistic that best friends fall in love in YA books as part of my writer's corner this week and I scroll down my blog list and you've reviewed a book with that very theme! Sounds like a great book too. Will be getting my hands on a copy for sure!

  7. This one sounds like a great, lighthearted read...Nice review! :)

  8. *headdesk* I haven't been on NetGalley in weeks, and I haven't requested this one. I have SO many books to read right now. But since you gave it such an awesome review, I'll make a point to check it out, Ash. :)

  9. Hmm I think I might have to check this one out. sounds really interesting.

  10. I recently reviewed this one and I hadn't seen another review around. I agree with all you said, I loved the way the book was told :)


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