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Guyaholic

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Wow. That was my first reaction to this book. I didn't realize that today's YA involves such powerful storylines that are this masterfully done. (Guess I've been reading too much Gossip Girl, Private, and the like-while enjoyable, they're nothing like this!) Throughout Guyaholic, I felt I was right there with V to experience all her ups and downs. V was born to a teenager who moved them from place to place and, of course, boyfriend to boyfriend before leaving V with her parents so she could pursue yet another man. Even though V's had stability for a while with her grandparents, she still experiences many letdowns at the hands of her mother. Promises are made and quickly broken, which causes V's grandparents to become concerned enough to suggest therapy. V's unhappy relationship with her mother is likely why she sets about sabotaging her relationship with Sam, the one guy who made it past her two week limit, before he "abandons" her when it comes time for both of them to leave for college. I quite enjoyed the ending. It actually came as a surprise to me. Somehow I just expected a different outcome to her road trip; although part of the ending is sad, V does get the chance for a happy ending.

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Fresh from "Vegan Virgin Valentine," V Valentine is back and on a solo cross-country road trip to Texas. With her trademark blend of humor and compassion, Mackler takes readers on an unforgettable ride of missed exits, misadventures, and epiphanies. "Mackler’s unsentimental feel for how kids think and talk, and how they go about entering the grown-up world, makes V’s journey engrossing." — THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOKS REVIEW

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.

Specifications

Publisher
Candlewick Press
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
192
Author
Carolyn Mackler
ISBN-13
9780763628017
Publication Date
April, 2009
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
7.98 x 5.54 x 0.59 Inches
ISBN-10
0763628018

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Wow. That was my first...

Wow. That was my first reaction to this book. I didn't realize that today's YA involves such powerful storylines that are this masterfully done. (Guess I've been reading too much Gossip Girl, Private, and the like-while enjoyable, they're nothing like this!) Throughout Guyaholic, I felt I was right there with V to experience all her ups and downs. V was born to a teenager who moved them from place to place and, of course, boyfriend to boyfriend before leaving V with her parents so she could pursue yet another man. Even though V's had stability for a while with her grandparents, she still experiences many letdowns at the hands of her mother. Promises are made and quickly broken, which causes V's grandparents to become concerned enough to suggest therapy. V's unhappy relationship with her mother is likely why she sets about sabotaging her relationship with Sam, the one guy who made it past her two week limit, before he "abandons" her when it comes time for both of them to leave for college. I quite enjoyed the ending. It actually came as a surprise to me. Somehow I just expected a different outcome to her road trip; although part of the ending is sad, V does get the chance for a happy ending.

While I enjoyed Guyaho...

While I enjoyed Guyaholic, I wouldn't call it Mackler's best work. The story seemed a little on the simplistic side, wrapping up way too quickly with a minimal of fuss. V's attitude toward guys in general will probably put off most young female readers, and her road trip isn't very believable. All in all, it was a pretty cute story that was over a little too quickly and easily, but still an enjoyable read.

While I enjoyed Guyaho...

While I enjoyed Guyaholic, I wouldn't call it Mackler's best work. The story seemed a little on the simplistic side, wrapping up way too quickly with a minimal of fuss. V's attitude toward guys in general will probably put off most young female readers, and her road trip isn't very believable. All in all, it was a pretty cute story that was over a little too quickly and easily, but still an enjoyable read.

This is the sequel to ...

This is the sequel to Vegan Virgin Valentine. Carolyn Mackler also wrote The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things (which is still my favorite book of hers). This one is very similar to Sarah Dessen's This Lullaby. In both the mom can't keep a relationship and acts very immature. The daughter is afraid of love and commitment and pushes every guy away until the right one refuses to be pushed away. I think I liked This Lullaby better, but it was definitely still a satisfying read.

V Valentine, the insup...

V Valentine, the insuppressible anti-hero from VEGAN VIRGIN VALENTINE, is back in a story about her own growing up and falling into love. All her life, V has flitted from one boy to the next at breakneck speed, never stopping to allow any possible emotions to cling to her. Then one fateful hockey game she crosses paths with Sam. Somehow things with him are different. Could it be that Sam is V's first real boyfriend? V isn't so sure. And given her own mother's history with numerous men, she's pretty certain that love, the kind of emotion that causes you to remain faithful to only one person, doesn't exist. So she constantly pushes Sam away, denying her feelings and, finally, permanently wrecking any relationship they had. Ashamed, V decides to take a cross-country car trip by herself to visit her mother, whom she has not seen for a while now. Her adventure is nothing spectacular, but it's the thinking that V does on the trip that causes her to realize how she's different from her mother, and how she's grown and is, just maybe, ready to open up to love. While not one of my favorite books of hers, Carolyn Mackler's novel GUYAHOLIC is nevertheless entertaining, a heartwarming overture for a girl who, despite her faults, we love. It's impossible not to cheer for V as she survives her car trip and learns about herself in the process.

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