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.
Filled with humor, charm, and romance, Ditched: A Love Story by debut novelist Robin Mellom will have readers dreaming of love on their own prom nights.
When Justina Griffith wakes up in a ditch at dawn the morning after prom, she limps over to the 7-11 and recounts a comedy of errors through the many stains on her dress to the middle-aged clerk. Prone to wearing black, not interested in the spotlight, and haunted by a bad reputation for kissing two boys in one night, when Justina's best friend, Ian, asks her to prom, she says yes, hoping that things will develop between them. However, a slew of ridiculous incidents occur, involving a three-legged Chihuahua, a tattoo, and dinner gone wrong. But did Ian actually ditch her or just have his own crazy night?
- Juvenile Fiction
- General, Humorous Stories, Social Issues / Adolescence
- January 10, 2012
- January 3, 2012
- Robin Mellom