Thursday, January 5, 2012

Book Love: Ditched

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.

LOVE doesn't even begin to cover my feelings for this wonderful book. I adored it so much. I want to take it to prom, get it alone in my back seat, and I promise I would never leave it alone. Not even for a second. I got it on NetGalley a long time ago, read it in a single hilarious sitting, and now I am so excited to actually be able to get my own hard copy to read and love over and over again. (And share with everyone!)

And the thing is, I read and loved this book before I signed with Jill, who is also Robin's agent. And this book was a major reason that I knew Jill was going to be an awesome agent for me. I mean, if she loved THIS book and she loved MY book, well, then that is just a huge sign that it's a good match. Because this book was exactly my humor and exactly my type of book. 

I just found myself reading all of these dark books. And while I like the dark and the edgy and the issues, I also love to laugh. A lot. And I wanted to read something fun and funny that would make me laugh and swoon. Enter Ditched, the answer to my prayers. This book kept me laughing from the first word to the last page. I loved everything about it. Justina. Ian. Serenity and Bliss. The three-legged Chihuahua (who has a name that made me laugh out loud louder than I ever have before). Justina's dress. The 7-11 ladies. (If you know me, you know I'm obsessed with my local 7-11, so that setting is another perfect thing about this book.

Following Justina's story and trying to figure out how and why she got ditched by Ian was just so much fun. I don't know if I can really express to you how much I enjoyed every single second of reading this. I just want everyone to read this and love it as much as I did! (Isn't it hard to write reviews for books you just loved? I just want to write <3 <3 <3 and leave it at that.)


  1. Wow. Looks like another book to add to the TBR list.

    And congrats on getting an awesome agent ;) I know I said it before, but its totally worth saying again!

  2. I'm definitely in the mood for something funny right now, so I'll have to check it out!

  3. This sounds like something I'd really like.

  4. I can't WAIT to read this! I am on a book buying hiatus this year...luckily I preordered in November!

  5. It sounds great--I am adding it to my wish list!

  6. I cannot wait to read this book! I'm also drawn to lighter, funny YA so this sounds perfect.

  7. Oh, I haven't read a good gut buster laugh in a while. I'm overdue and this sounds perfect. Thanks and I hope you and DITCHED have a lovely time at prom.

  8. I am so thankful to have won this book from a VERY GENEROUS BLOG FRIEND. :) It sounds like so much fun! Thanks, Jess, and can't wait to read it!

  9. I read the excerpt of this and loved it--definitely going on my TBR list!

  10. I really want to read this one!

    Alas, it'll probably be a while :-(