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Characters in Love: Ditched

Friday, February 24, 2012
One day, when I’m not planning it, and organizing it and strangling it, love will become possible. There won’t be anymore leapfrogging. We’ll land in the exact same spot at the same precise moment.
- Robin Mellom, Ditched

About Ditched, from the author
In Ditched: A Love Story, Justina Griffith must piece together exactly how she ended up dateless on prom night—and with only the help of some opinionated ladies at the 7-Eleven.

By telling her story of how she was ditched by Ian, her best friend (the guy she’d hoped would become so much more), Justina comes to realize maybe there was much more to this story.

Justina is the type of girl who has an assumption problem. And when it comes to love, it’s one of those things that can really get in the way. She assumes she knows what the other person is thinking or feeling. So she doesn’t ask because—really— she’s afraid of what the answer will be, right? It could go either way, so it’s best to it safe. Or is it?

Read the Prologue and First Chapter of Ditched here!

Book Synopsis
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, she must piece together stain-by-stain on her thrift store dress—exactly how she ended up dateless…with only the help of some opinionated ladies at the 7-Eleven. But to get to the whole story, Justina will have to face the boy who ditched her. Can losing out at her prom ultimately lead to finding true love?

About Robin
Robin Mellom is the author of DITCHED, her debut teen novel coming January 2012 from Disney-Hyperion. And also THE CLASSROOM, a middle grade series coming from Disney-Hyperion June 2012.

Robin has taught grades 5 through 8 and has a master's degree in education. She lives with her husband and son on the Central Coast of California.

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16 comments on "Characters in Love: Ditched"
  1. I so want to read Ditched!

    And that first quotation? So awesome!! Love the voice.

    And I understand the heroine - so many of us assume what others think

  2. The cover is awesome!!

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  4. Dateless on prom night? This I want to read!

  5. I've been wanting to read this for awhile!

  6. This is on my To Read list!! The Prologue and first chapter are awesome!

  7. Great summary and giveaway! Sounds really intriguing! Definitely on my TBR list now.


  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been wanting to read ditched, looks very cute and funny!

  9. This book sounds very interesting and funny and who doesnt love a good love story :) Cant wait to read it!

  10. I've been wanting to read Ditched for so long! I love fun contemps and this one sounds perfect :]

  11. Aww, I love Robin Mellom! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  12. this is the first time I've heard of it, I am surprised to hear that so many people already have it on their TBR list!

    But I am definitely intrigued after reading the blurb, what do 7-11 ladies know about love anyway?

  13. I've seen this book all over the place lately and have seen a ton of good reviews for it. I am anxious to read it for myself, so thank you for that opportunity!

  14. I love this cover and have read some really good reviews about it!

  15. Wow! Getting ditched by your best friend at the prom--boy, that would suck!

  16. I'm actually planning to go to prom and it would be interesting to hear how a girl had to find the way why he ditched her :D


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