11 Feb 2012

Review: Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom

Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom

January 10th, 2012 ∙ Disney-Hyperion

Source: Purchased

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 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.
I was excited for, Ditched, because it sounded like a fun contemporary and a prom story gone terribly wrong. And it was definitely both those things!
A great bunch of unique characters, I especially loved Gilda and Donna – the 7-eleven ladies! Justina - the queen of jumping to conclusions, was an okay character, I just wish she had of slowed down and considered things for a minute. But then I guess if she had of done that, the story wouldn’t of been what it was.
There was never a dull moment in this book, making for a quick read. So if your looking for a story that’s fun and light hearted, pick this up!


  1. Great review! I've been wanting to read this book a while and I've heard nothing but good things about it. It's good to know that there's never a dull moment in the story--I love books like that! =)

    -Shanon @ Escaping With Fiction

  2. I wouldn't have picked up this book from looking at it's cover but I do enjoy books that are easy and quick to read so I'll give this a try!

  3. Great review! I've been wanting to read those for a while now; it's always seemed fun. For some reason, I'm a sucker for prom stories...
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  4. Great review. It's a shame it wasn't a little better, but it still sounds great. I'll try and pick this one up when I can. Thanks for the thoughtful review!