Monday, December 17, 2012

Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom

Prom. You either hate it or love it. Justina happens to hate it, while her best friend Ian wants to go to it. So when Ian asks Justina to go with him as friends, she says yes.

Though she has a plan in action. Sure, Justina and Ian were friends for awhile - best friends. But things have changed. She is starting to see him as a good person to have as a boyfriend. And it was all because of the green shirt he wore one day that worked well with his eye color.

So prom it is. But the plan is to dance to their song, and kiss him for the first time. It's all planned out in her head.

Except every bad thing that could happen does. She gets numerous (yes, more than one. More than three even) stains on her blue dress, finds out that dying her shoes to match her dress isn't the cool thing to do, has EVERYTHING she is wearing/carrying the same color blue, making her look like a blueberry, her zipper gets ripped off and her dress is falling off - and that's just the stuff that happened to her.

Then she gets ditched by Ian. One minute she was in the bathroom trying to salvage her dress and when she comes out, Ian left. Gone. Poof.

So then she decides to ditch him. Goes off to parties, to the In-and-Out restaurant, more parties, drives two lunatics to switch dogs from one house to another, and eventually ends up in a ditch.

Literally. In. A. Ditch.

What else could possibly go wrong? Except that things are not what they seem to Justina. There is always an answer to every random act. Read Ditched by Robin Mellom to find out what really happened!

My Thoughts/Reflections
Okay, this book was alright. I happened to see it on Goodreads and thought it sounded humorous so I got it from the library. It definitely wasn't my favorite book. I actually had to convince myself to finish it, because I wanted to know the ending.

At times I enjoyed this book. But for the most part, I just thought it was, "meh".

Justina had a rough night. Being ditched and taking it to heart is not something a former "Party Girl" wants to go through, because she might relapse and go back to her partying and kissing days.

And, because I know everyone wants to know, the dress on the cover? Right up there? ^^ That is EXACTLY what the dress in the book is about. Exactly. I don't think I would leave the house in something like that. I just couldn't.

So on the one hand, I think Justina was brave to go to prom in that dress. But on the other hand, she could have just told her mother no when she was buying the dress, not worrying about her feelings. Apparently Justina was a good daughter, though.

Anyway, this was a comical book that was a fast read. Just about the one night of prom and the morning after, when Justina is retelling the story to two strangers at a 7-Eleven gas station.

Anyone who wants to read about a prom gone wrong, pick this up. For those who hate prom, you can also read this to see the exact reason why not to go to prom. Others, prom haters or dislikers, I would advise you to stay away from this novel. You probably wouldn't enjoy the prom rituals Justina went through with Ian.

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