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Book Review: Ditched: A Love Story

Book Review: Ditched: A Love Story

Posted 19 January, 2012 by Akilah in Young Adult Lit / 1 Comment

“What are these stains? You an intern for Bill Clinton or something?” Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom is a prom story. I love prom stories! This one follows Justina who wakes up in a ditch by 7-11 (home of the Slurpee! There are no 7-11s around here and it makes me sad) and recounts her prom experience for a patron and employee of said 7-11. What I Liked – I love the pacing of the story and the way the plotting is handled. We start at the end with Justina using the stains, bruises, and tattoos (!!!) she received as a road map for detailing her disastrous prom night. – Another reason I like the framing device of Justina talking to the two women at 7-11 is it allows the insertion of two grown-up voices into a pretty neurotic teenaged angst-fest. I’m not saying the two women are […]

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