Thursday, September 25, 2008

Guyaholic by Carolyn Mackler

V Valentine is the queen of meaningless hookups. Ever since her mom dumped her with her grandparents, she has bounced from guy to guy. But in the spring of senior year, a fateful hockey puck lands her in the lap of Sam Almond. Right from the start, things with Sam are different. V is terrified to admit it, but this might be meaningful after all. On the afternoon of graduation, V receives some shocking news. Later, at a party, she makes an irreversible mistake and risks losing Sam forever. When her mom invites her to Texas, V embarks on a cross-country road trip with the hopes of putting two thousand miles between herself, Sam, and the wreckage of that night. With her trademark blend of 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.

I was kind of iffy to start this book, I had started reading one of Mackler's other books once, and just couldn't get into it, and I also didn't read the book in which V was first introduced, Vegan Virgin Valentine, so I was unsure if I should of read that book before Guyaholic. But you do not need to. V explains all about her life before so you don't miss a thing, all though, you don't know what really happens in the last semester of her Junior year of High School, but you don't need to for this story.

V was fun and had a ton of attitude. The story picked up right away and led to something that you didn't really expect. Guyaholic is all about V finding out that even though you were hurt before, you can't push away people who love you and you have to learn to love also. This is the story of V learning that throughout her journey in the book.

Carolyn Mackler's writing was witty and whole of humorous and meaningful attitude that I fell in love with on the first page. This was a really short read, but I recommend it for a day read if your in the mood for butt-kicking attitude. I highly suggest reading this book. It was really fun and also a pretty deep read in the light sense.

*Thank you to the hard workers of BookDivas for sending me this book!


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