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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; First Edition edition (August 14, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076362537X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763625375
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,298,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It all started with the puck.

In March of my senior year, I went to a Brockport High School hockey game. I’m not a big sports fan, but I’d been hooking up with Amos Harrington since the past weekend and he played center and kept saying
I should come cheer on the team.

I also went to the game because I didn’t have work or rehearsal that afternoon. And my grandparents’ annoying friends were visiting for the weekend, so I was steering clear of the house as much as possible. But most of all, Amos was my only current prospect. And more than anything, I hated being without a prospect.

Amos and I had fooled around three times in the past week. Once at a party, once at his house, and once in the auditorium after school. I’d never had a guy last longer than two weeks, and most of them didn’t make it beyond a night. So with Amos’s expiration date rapidly approaching, I needed to milk this for all it was worth or get out and scout new prospects.

I got to the rink late because my grandparents’ friends cornered me in the kitchen. I had my headphones on, so I was hoping they’d get the hint. But Chuck hugged me, and Gwen, whose eyebrows were plucked into a permanent state of shock, gestured at my jeans and sleeveless red top and said, "You’re leaving the house in that?"

I considered pretending I couldn’t hear her, but my grandparents were hovering nearby, so I switched off my music. "It’s not that cold out," I said. "Anyway, I’ll be indoors the whole time."

"Won’t you be at the ice rink?" my grandpa asked. "V, you just got over a sore throat, and you really should—"

"Fine," I said, gritting my teeth. "I’ll take a sweater."

By the time I arrived at the game, the bleachers were jammed. I stood at the top, scanning the stands. Finally, I recognized some kids from Chicago, the play in which I’d just been cast as a lead. They were
sitting down in the front row. I stripped off my sweater, stuffed it in my bag, and squeezed through the crowd until I reached Chastity and Trinity
Morgenstern. They were identical twins and the biggest party girls I’d ever met, which was ironic given their names and those delicate crosses around their necks. The only way I could tell them apart was that Chastity’s necklace was silver and Trinity’s was gold. Also, at parties Chastity tended to make out in public places while Trinity consumed massive amounts of alcohol and then conked out for the remainder of the night.

"Hey, V!" Trinity said. "I love your shirt."

"Where’d you get those boobs?" Chastity asked.

"Victoria’s Secret," I said. "My latest addiction."

"Among others," Trinity said, laughing.

"You’re one to talk," I murmured.

As Chastity cracked up, I scanned the ice for Amos or, more notably, his butt. But before I compose a novel about the hotness of Amos’s hindquarters, I have to interject a quick word about my boobs. I’m the first to admit that I’m not endowed in the mammary department and had recently begun siphoning my Pizza Hut paychecks into expensive
padded bras. But guys love cleavage and, well, I love guys.

The hockey game charged forward. I was partially chatting with the twins, partially watching Amos, and mostly exchanging glances with a guy to
my left and a few rows up. As I was maneuvering down the bleachers, I saw him check me out. He was wearing a canary-yellow jacket with a ski-lift tag hanging off the zipper. He had a coating of stubble and he looked older, like he went to the college.

I shook out my hair and looked back at Ski Lift Boy. He was saying something to his buddy, and then he glanced at me with that lusty look that guys save for video games, red meat, and cute girls.

I’m not saying I’m this gorgeous prom queen, but my skin is clear and my nose is okay and my honey-colored hair is long and everyone tells me I
have a good body, though it doesn’t help that I’m taller than most human beings, at least the ones in high school. I think the biggest thing going for me, though, is that if there’s an attractive guy in my radius, I can
work it hard and generally get him interested.

Ski Lift Boy raised his eyebrows as if to say, Do I know you? I smiled back, already envisioning how we could meet near the concession stand and exchange numbers and I’d go to his dorm tonight and
he’d have a single room so we could—

"WATCH OUT!"

I whipped my head around in time to see the hockey puck hurtling toward me, but not in time enough to dodge it.

I heard the impact as it splintered my forehead. I felt intense pain. I sat still for a second, totally stunned, before wilting backward.

Someone shrieked, "Oh my god! She’s been hit!"

Someone else screamed, "Call 911!"

Someone else shouted, "Does anyone get cellphone reception in here?"

My head landed in a lap. My eyes were closed, and there was blood leaking onto my hair. And the pain. Oh my god. The pain.

The person with the lap pressed a sweatshirt against my forehead.

"I’m sure it looks worse than it is," he said.

I wondered how bad it looked.

"Is she dead?" I heard someone ask.

"The ambulance is here!" someone else announced.

"Should they bring in the stretcher, or can she walk out?"

I recognized the voice. It was that genius who’d just wondered whether I was dead.

"Real genius," the guy with the lap muttered.

If I weren’t dealing with a major head injury, I would have cracked up. But it’s hard to laugh when you’re drenched with blood and possibly dead.

The guy with the lap kept pressing the sweatshirt to my head.

I remember smelling basil and garlic.

I remember thinking it smelled good.

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GUYAHOLIC by Carolyn Mackler. Copyright (c) 2007 by Carolyn Mackler. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

About the Author

Carolyn Mackler is the author of VEGAN VIRGIN VALENTINE, the acclaimed prequel to this novel, as well as the Michael L. Printz Honor Book THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS. She lives in New York.

More About the Author

Carolyn Mackler began telling stories when she was four, by speaking into a tape recorder or having her mom write the words while she drew the pictures. Now she uses a computer, and she doesn't attempt to illustrate anything. She's written six novels for teenagers. Her most recent novel, THE FUTURE OF US, was co-authored with Jay Asher. It has just been optioned by Warner Brothers for a major motion picture.

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Understanding where she's coming from makes you want to hug her and tell her everything will be okay.
Melissa Walker
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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The characters in this book are well thought-out and written, and the plot is thought-provoking and fast-paced.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Walker on August 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover
V is the girl that I would have probably been intimidated by, in awe of, and kind of angry at in high school. She may swoop in and steal your boyfriend, but it sure is fascinating to get inside her head. And guess what? Understanding where she's coming from makes you want to hug her and tell her everything will be okay. Because her flaws and her insecurities make her just like the rest of us. And this is one story that sweeps you away with the joy and pain of V's journey to find herself.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Kramer Bussel VINE VOICE on October 20, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Carolyn Mackler introduced us to V in Vegan Virgin Valentine, but there, she was the villain, the evil niece sent in to destroy her aunt's life. Sure, you felt bad for her because her young mom, Aimee, pretty much never saw her and sent her to live with her grandparents, but she was also easy to hate. Here, not so much, and in showing us a character she's already presented as fatally flawed, Mackler now has room to show us what makes V who she is.

Her profound disappointment at her mother's constant non-appearances manifests itself in hopping between the sheets with any boy she fancies. Until Sam. Sam is the one who gets her to realize that she is lovable, and beautiful, and that she can have more than a hookup. When she winds up cheating on him and gets caught, she has to deal with the consequences and do a lot of soul searching to figure out what it is that she wants. Mackler reveals V to us slowly, in ways that don't let her off the hook for how she's treated people in her life, including friends and family, but that show why she's acted the way she has and just how big of a heart she really possesses. It's almost uncomfortable to realize that in many ways, she's more mature than her mom, who is the true child in this story. V's slow path to accepting love in her life is a fabulous read, and one I'd recommend to any teenage girl (or adult), whatever side of the good girl/bad girl spectrum she falls on. V is, ultimately, human; she makes mistakes and gradually learns not how to undo them, but to start again.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tina on August 15, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I am a big fan of Carolyn Mackler and I was looking forward to this book. Although I rated it 4 stars, I did have a few hesitations. For one thing, the book is too short. It feels as though I just started it an it already over -it is a very short read.

Secondly, for some reason, the storyline felt rushed to me and V came across somehow more obnoxious than in the first book. I think I had come to expect a changed V and yet when we start this book - I got the impression she was regressing.

I missed the interaction between Mira and V - as it comes way too late in the book.

The storyline was good and as I have mentioned the writing is always top notch with Mackler - I guess I kind of felt let down a little bit as the first book was so great and so family focused....this one - was just not as perfect as the first one.

Still, a good read.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Megan McCafferty on August 15, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This page-turner follows V on her tumultuous journey into young adulthood: She loses the one she loves, but finds herself along the way. V is far from perfect, but her flaws are what make her such a fascinating--and identifiable--character. As always, the writing is funny, touching, and totally authentic. Congratulations to Carolyn Mackler for creating yet another indelible portrait of a complicated teenage girl.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sophi301 on August 6, 2012
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slutty not really romantic story of a tall blond with absent-t parents and overly concerned grandparents. It's a story we've seen and heard time and time again. There is nothing special about the plot or the main character. V is a lost teen searching for...? by sleeping with men, whom she barely knows; making her no better than her mother who goes from man to man and is clearly just as slutty and lost as she is. Essentially, her road trip to get out of town doesn't make sense, because she was leaving to get away from someone who'd already left.

Also, a few characters are introduced too late in the story not allowing enough time to develop characters and relationships.
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By Sofia on April 26, 2014
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This book was like third grade reading level. There really wasn't an
Interesting plot line at all. However, I wouldn't recommend it for younger kids because of the language.
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By Runa VINE VOICE on December 3, 2013
Format: Hardcover
You know what? This was a really rare instance of a sequel that I enjoyed significantly more than its predecessor. This main character's flaws ran much deeper and made for a more engaging read. It's still nowhere near being a perfect book, but I much preferred V's journey of self-exploration to Mara's somewhat shallow one. I wish we had gotten to see more of Aimee, I wish we had gotten to see more of Michael, I wish there had been more. I got so confused when I reached the end, literally flipping around to see if I'd skipped something or if there was more afterwards, and was surprised to find nothing left. I'm all for books that leave open endings, that's fine, but this one just felt unfinished. I wonder if there will be a third book in the series? I really hope so. On another note, what an attention-bait of a title. This book is not about V being a 'guyaholic' (although a case may be made for it actually being about Aimee). This is about V's strained relationship with her mother. Questionable marketing decision is questionable.
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