>> Saturday, March 27, 2010
Author: Carolyn Mackler
Start Date: March 24
Finish Date: March 27
Type: Chick Lit; Softback
Status: My Bookshelf; 2nd in the Valentine Series
Summary: 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 cross country 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.
My Review: I loved V in Vegan Virgin Valentine so reading this was a no brainer. I gotta say, Carolyn did it again. It described teen-age feelings that i didn't even know adults realized existed. But obviously, Carolyn knows they do. The book was sad at times, but funny for many pages. And the experiences V goes through makes you scared and sometimes makes you want to beat the doggy-poo out of V.Out all the books I have ever read, this book was truly heart-warming.
Excerpt: "I know," Mara says, rolling her eyes. "She's a different person since we got here. She met some guy, a graffiti artist. Luckily, they usually bring the handcuffs to his place." ~ pg. 121 (curtsy of My Mother :) )
Cover/Title: Perfect name, but does it describe V or her Mom?? Yeah that gives ya' somethin to think about. I like the picture, just a picture, but i thought she said her bug had leather in it? Well, it's ok. She probably just hijacked this car :)-
Extras: I emailed the author because IDKs Sam's song! Do you? WEll, comment if ya' do please and thank you. :)
V's Croos-Country Playlist list
The Playlist I made
~ The Clumsy Reader aka Christine