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by Carolyn Mackler


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"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.

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Candlewick Press
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Carolyn Mackler (Author)

"I wanted to write a love story with a perfect fairy-tale ending," says Carolyn Mackler of her funny, poignant novel, Guyaholic. "But I knew it was going to star V Valentine, who is seventeen, hurt, and terrified of making a commitment—even if it ...

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