Guyaholic by Carolyn Mackler

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Ever since V’s mom dumped her with her grandparents, she’s bounced from guy to guy. That is, until a fateful hockey puck lands her in the lap of Sam Almond, who is different from the start. But V makes an irreversible mistake at her graduation party and risks losing Sam forever, spurring her on a crosscountry road trip to visit her mom in hopes of putting two thousand miles between herself, Sam, and the wreckage of that night. With humor and compassion, Carolyn Mackler takes readers on an unforgettable ride of missed exits, misadventures, and the kind of epiphanies that come only when you’re on a route you’ve never taken before.

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Carolyn Mackler is the author of the acclaimed young adult novel LOVE AND OTHER FOUR-LETTER WORDS, which was an American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and an International Reading Association Young Adult Choice. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous publications, including SEVENTEEN, GIRLS' LIFE, TEEN PEOPLE, and GLAMOUR. Of THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS, she says, "So many of us feel like we don't quite fit in with the rest of the world, that we're inferior to others in some way. But things happen. Bad things happen. And many of us end up learning the difficult but important lesson that the people we idolize may not be all they're cracked up to be. And guess what? We're not so bad after all!"
Published February 28, 2012 by Candlewick. 194 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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V’s ever-attentive grandparents try their best to fill in, but V misses Aimee, whose history of moving V around the country following men has formed V’s makeup more than she wishes to admit.

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For every teenage girl who's had her heart broken, or maybe a heart that was never whole to begin with, Guyaholic is sure to hit every nerve.

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But on her solo cross-country road trip, V reconnects with her past --- and with herself --- and finally might find a way to follow Sam's advice after all.

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“V Valentine would be the first to admit that she has issues- especially when it comes to her ability to commit to relationships.

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