Title: Ditched: A Love Story
Author: Robin Mellom
Release Date: January 10th, 2012
Number of Pages: 288
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.
I was a little uncertain about this book. It seemed like a really fluffy and funny book, but I still feared it would be a really superficial story. In the end, I did enjoy it. It was simply fun, entertaining and it got me laughing from beginning to end.
Now, there was one main thing that slightly annoyed me. Justina was such a mess, sometime in a funny way, but sometime in a “I’m gonna really punch you if you keep acting this stupid. Seriously.” Way. She simply jumped to conclusion so fast. She also was a little over the place. Ian was always so sweet and so nice with her, yet she can’t seem to trust him. I really thought Ian was an amazing guy, to amazing for her at some point. He was a little too amazing some time, making him a little almost too unrealistic, but I still enjoy reading about him.
The story was simply fun and cute. I love all the hell Justina was put through, simply because she created most of it by not trusting Ian. That’s simply nice to see a character being put through this kind of prom hell when they are the one creating the mess. Everything that happens to her is hilarious, well from an outside perspective. It reminded me of a sitcom.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Yes, it wasn’t perfect, but it was a great light and fun read. I really enjoyed it, and I can’t wait to read more from Robin Mellom.