Well, it was a quick read, but only because I devoured it. I mean seriously, couldn't put it down.
Mallory is the kind of character so many girls can relate to. Going Vintage begins with her discovering that her boyfriend of over a year has an online "wife" through a virtual reality game on a social media site. Mallory dumps him and swears off technology. The very next day, she went to her grandmother's house to empty it out because her Grandma just moved into a "swanky retirement community". Mallory finds a notebook with a list her Grandma created from 1962 and decides life was better then, so she would live like she was actually in 1962.
I believe this story could be told with the main character at any age and it would still work. In the back of my mind while I was reading, I thought if Mallory were 27 instead of 17, it would still work. 37? Sure. 47? Yup. 57? well, maybe not so much, but it would be fun to try. 67? People might think she was crazy.
The more of the book I read, the more I fell in love with Mallory and Ginnie and Oliver. *sigh* Oliver.
I will most definitely buy this book for my library. I have a feeling it will be a popular addition to my contemporary collection, which is heavily circulated lately.