Book Review : Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

May 8, 2013 Book review 2 ★★★

Book Title : Going Vintage
Author : Lindsey Leavitt
Rating : 3 stars
When you buy this book, you are not just buying a book, you are buying a one way, express ticket all the way to Cutesville. There is a reason practically every review mentions the word cute in relation to this book. I tried to avoid it but it’s inevitable, this book is just Cutsy MacCutsey

What the book is about:

1. Mallory discovers her boyfriend has a secret, virtual life on Friendspace not to mention a secret, virtual wife with whom he has been exchanging hundreds of emails.

2. As all scorned women would do, she calls him a tool on line and cuts him out of her life

3. She then goes one step further and cuts all technology out of her life.

What I liked about this book:

1. Every chapter starts with a list. I’m a lister too and this is my favourite thing about the book. The lists made me laugh and were a fun, cute (sorry but they were!) feature

2. The idea of cutting out technology was interesting. It made me think when was the last time I just sat doing nothing. Not reading on on my tablet, not tapping out a text or listening to music on my phone. The answer is not very often and that made me stop and think that is not very healthy. I’m not going to cut technology (my phone is surgically attached to my hand) but I am going to try and make time to just stop and smell the roses.  And then resist the temptation to whip out my phone to take a photo of said roses!

3. The characters are adorable especially Mallory’s sister who is great entertainment. The sisters are very close and are each other’s best friend which was lovely to read about.

4. The romance is sweet and well developed. What I want to know is where were the guys like Oliver Kimball when I was that age?!  Sadly I think they only exist between the pages of a book!

What I didn’t like about this book:

1. The idea of boycotting technology was great but I think it could have been explored further. Also the experiment didn’t last very long so we didn’t get a true feel for going vintage would be really like.

2. I was getting a bit bored by the end of the book and was glad to finished. It’s a light, fun read but that only holds my interest for so long, I need something a bit more in depth going on to keep me entertained.

Overall : A fun, cute, fluff read that is perfect for passing a few hours.

three-stars

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2 Responses to “Book Review : Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt”

  1. Lark

    I was wondering what this book’s about; it’s on everyone’s list, but I haven’t seen a review of it ’til yours. I’ll have to keep it in mind for when I just want something easy and light to read. I just finished The Likeness by T. French. It was so good! I always end up loving her characters; she’s such a good author. Can’t wait to read her next one.

  2. Michelle @ In Libris Veritas

    I like the concept of this, and I’m a bit sad to hear it didn’t keep the whole vintage thing going for long. I’ll have to keep it in mind when I’m looking for a fluff book though. I love this cover, it so different from the other more colorful version. Great review.

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