3 S.R. Johannes: Bookanista Buzz - Ditched by Robin Mellom!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bookanista Buzz - Ditched by Robin Mellom!

Here is Ditched by Robin Mellom coming your way Jan 10th! A book that made me laugh over the summer when I needed it most.
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.

Side note: Spend all my time with Robin in LA and she is as funny as Justina and just as crazy :)

Top ten reasons I heart this book:

1) Robin makes stains cool because they have stories. See I always get stains on my shirt whether they are mine or my kids but never thought about the story behind them, now my stains are powerful writing prompts.

2) I get to relive my time I spent at 7-Eleven growing up drinking slushies. Justina converses with 2 hilarious ladies at the 7-Eleven telling them her stories.

3) Justina was hilarious and interested yet still flawed and real. Just like your best friend you loved but would sometimes drive you crazy and you wanted to shake her and say WTF!!! Justina's voice and how she sees the world feels authentic.

4) The chapter heading were fun and different. Kept me reading ahead  to see what was coming.

5) It made my horrific Prom night in the dress I designed (hence I am not a designer) look glamourous. Thanks Justina for making me feel like LESS of a total high school loser. 

6. Love the ups and downs in Justina's and Ian's manic relationship (friend, foe, bo, or crush?). 

7) Its an easy light read which is a nice break from the heavy and dark paranormal stuff coming our way.

8) Robin really puts Justina through the crapper- everything that could go wrong does - wardrobe oopsies, pranks, and bad kissing. 

Loved it and you will too :)

Check out the other Bookanista posts:

LiLa Roecker  hosts The White Assassin blog tour stop – with giveaway
Christine Fonseca  celebrates How to Save a Life
Shana Silver shivers for Shatter Me
Stasia Ward Kehoe applauds Virtuosity
Veronica Rossi  is ensnared by Girl of Fire and Thorns
Shelli Johannes-Wells delves into Ditched


Unknown said...

Love Robin and can't wait to read this!!

Kelly Polark said...

Robin is my kind of gal. She is hilarious! I loved Ditched too!!! I can't wait to read The Classroom too!