High school senior Justina Griffith was never the girl who dreamed of going to prom. Designer dresses and strappy heels? Not her thing. Can losing out at her prom ultimately lead to finding true love? Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom. Publication Date: January 1, ; Genres: Fiction. PROLOGUE: Food, a cell phone, and my dignity all things I do not have I don’t know how I ended up on the side of Hollister Road, lying in this ditch.

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She wonders about a tattoo, a bruise in the shape of a french fry Feb 13, Jodi Papazian rated it it was ok Shelves: The adventures were funny, silly, and the only part of the book I liked. Ditched is the story of Justina and Ian. Only drawback is that the guy is absent from the story for a large chunk of the book, but, don’t worry, Justina more than makes up for that. This book was wonderful from start to finish.

The main character irritated me because she was constantly jumping mmellom conclusions and never verifying her information, just getting mad about it. But what starts out as jellom prefect fantasy of Ian and becoming his girlfriend turns into a prom night of horror. From the premise,I got the assumption that it was a humorous and sweet read but what I got instead was a rather boring story that I couldn’t stoory to reach the last page.

Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom Book Reviews

I would say it was enjoyable. She picks herself up and walks to the 7 eleven, hungry, hurt, and with her prom dress full of stains.

FAQs Advertise Become a member. He does ditch prom but ditfhed for the reasons Justina is coming up with and all her assumptions she is making.

To get the whole store, Justina will have to face the boy who ditched her. Yeah, it was crazy and zany, but it still managed to be believable. Gilda is kind and perceptive, and Donna. The story could have actually been told from the beginning, as Etory lived it and, personally, I think it would have been so much better. From there, her evening only gets worse.


It was still a wonderfully sweet, fun story that gave me the happy tingles from start to finish. This was a hilarious prom adventure with a sweet contemporary romance mixed in. Now add in Ian who is a mystery. Heading to a local she meets the store clerk and one of the regulars and proceeds to tell them exactly how she ended up looking like she did a d just exactly how her night turned out so bad.

She had a despicable attitude. I had also assumed it would be a cute read and I had kind of already predicted how the story would go, but once I started reading, I totally had it wrong.

A prom, which should have been the best night of her life but turned out to be a horrible disaster. Justina was your typical, high school girl overthinking everything and jumping to conclusions, but she was also one determined girl.

Dec 17, Alissa rated it liked it. First of all,my main problem were the characters of this book and especially the main one,Justina I didn’t understand why Ian liked Justina although the opposite was understandable. It will give you a prom night you will never forget.

Ditched: A Love Story

Look it up—cougar—in the wiki encyclopedia. I don’t think it’s okay to accuse someone of being slut just because of the way meklom dresses. Someone should have been slapped and someone else should have been chastised for treating people like shit and using them for their own selfish means. Funny cute read A very cute and funny read.

Justina is an intriguing character. Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! As a character, Justina makes little sense. The ending left me fizzy with joy. I adored that characters and her story-telling of what happened that night.


Poor Justina suffered a stream of epic disasters, and yes some were a bit much, but then again honestly I’ve had nights where everything just goes wrong! And I don’t know where Robin Mellom came up with it, but dog swapping is so awesome, if not a little bit loev. And while it’s a bit cute the latter half of the storyit’s not very fun.

As I followed Justina’s story I definitely got angry along with her and was confused by Ian’s behavior.

The book is told through flashbacks. Except Justina was unhinged about it. As for mellim telling of the story. So she never expected her best friend, Ian Clark, to ask her.

Told in twelve and a half minute segments with convenience store commercial interruptions thrown in, it felt like the author didn’t trust the story enough to let it tell itself.

And then ditched her. First, you feel sympathy for Justina’s kiss-less awkwardness around Ian because, come on, it’s turning into a case of ‘wrong time for the moment’. There, Read more of my reviews at Nick’s Book Blog Looking at the cover and reading the summary of Ditched, I thought I would be reading a fun, light,hilarious and enjoyable book.

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And the whole smelling guys thing turning her to jelly – that reminded me of a scene from Porky’s if you’ve seen it, you know which scene and if you haven’t, you’re probably better off. So, as you can tell from my blabbering on and on about this book that I really liked it.

You know it ends bad.

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