Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Guyaholic Review

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. Until the fateful day she gets hit in the head with a hockey puck -- and ends up in the lap of Sam Almond. From the start, Sam is different, and V is terrified. When her mom invites her to Taxes for a visit, V takes the opportunity to run away. But hitting the road isn't the escape V thought it would be. Can a guyaholic kick the habit?

This book is fantastic, even better than the jacket makes it sound. The voice was spot on and she really nailed what it's like to be a teenager. This book doesn't hold anything back and that's one of the things that makes it great.

The characters were excellent and well-rounded including the minor ones. I really enjoyed the role reversal in the girl that's running from commitment and the guy that's looking for something more.

This book sucked me in and wouldn't let go. I read it in two afternoons and completely lost track of time both times I started reading it.

Overall: 10/10. Love and Other Four-Letter Words is waiting for me on the shelf and I can't wait to dive into it.


Erin said...

The title certainly catches your attention, doesn't it? Glad you liked it! Thanks for sharing your review!