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Guyaholic (V Valentine #2)

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  1,652 ratings  ·  200 reviews
Sometimes it takes getting hit with a hockey puck to help you see what�s good for you! Carolyn Mackler is back � and V is off on a solo road trip � in this funny, poignant follow-up to VEGAN VIRGIN VALENTINE.

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 senio
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published August 14th 2007 by Candlewick Press
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Jennifer Wardrip
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Vivienne Vail Valentine - no wonder she needs a nickname. "V" is her name, and guys are her game.

A game she learned well ...from her mom. That would be the same mom who dumped her at her grandparents house to live, which, by the way, was probably the best gift she ever gave her one and only child.

To say V has trust issues would be like saying the sun can burn. She shimmies from one guy to the next with the grace of a goddess, leaving nothing but broke
Steph Su
V Valentine, the insuppressible anti-hero from VEGAN VIRGIN VALENTINE, is back in a story about her own growing up and falling into love. All her life, V has flitted from one boy to the next at breakneck speed, never stopping to allow any possible emotions to cling to her. Then one fateful hockey game she crosses paths with Sam. Somehow things with him are different.

Could it be that Sam is V’s first real boyfriend? V isn’t so sure. And given her own mother’s history with numerous men, she’s pret
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I love Carolyn Mackler so I was so excited to discover she wrote a book from V's point of view. Aimee once again let's down V- this time she is a no show at her graduation. Upset but not willing to admit it, V reacts by cheating on her nice guy boyfriend, Sam, thus breaking his heart. Sam runs off to Berkeley early and V mopes around. G-ma and G-dad want her to go see a therapist but Aimee has another idea- go to Texas for the summer and stay with her. V instantly falls in love with the idea of ...more
Belissa Etienne
This story is about a senior girl in high school. Her name is Vivienne, V is for short. Vivienne is the type of girl who sometimes messes around with guys in high school. But then when she least a expects it she meets Sam, who is also a senior in high school. But V isn't the settle down type of girl, which she gets from her mom. V's mom is,Aimee, is also a run around girl. She has always had V switching to different houses. Until she finally was brought to her grandparents house where she kinda ...more
EIGHT CHAPTERS IN: All I can say is...Guyaholic. Is. HILARIOUS. There's some REALLY REALLY sad/emotional parts in it. But it is absolutely hilarious. A very well written book.
FINISHED WITH BOOK: Wow. Incredible. VERY FUNNY at certain times but at other times, it gets very emotional and very intense. A GGGRRREATTTT book. A MUST READ.
I would recommend this book to MATURE teenagers. Why? Well, there's lots of stuff in there that wouldn't be appropriate for IMMATURE teens to read. Also, OLDER teen
Alice Of Wonderland
I'll admit it's been awhile since I wrote anything on my blog. In fact, the thing I wrote was a review for an Amy Plum book. Anyway, now I'm moving on to Guyaholic which is only about a hundred and twenty pages. It's a rather short book that anyone can read during bathroom break. On second thought, don't read it during a bathroom break. That's disgusting. Along with disturbing. I definitely won't touch any of your books.

Okay, the main character, V, is caught monologuing. Well, most of the time,
A great 2nd book. To be honest, I didn't like V in the first book but this second book shows a new side to V and some explanation as to what she's been through.
I like her much more now. And I like that this series ends with hope - and not all the answers.
Laura YA indie princess
I loved Guyaholic with all my heart it was amazing. This was my first book that I have read by Carolyn Mackler and can't wait to read more by her. I had no idea that this is the second book of this series so now I am going to read the first book.
Liz Carr
V returns for her own story in "guyoholic". Her senior year begins with hope that her flighty mother with show up. Meanwhile, her grandparents continue to try to support and encourage her, giving her the stability of two years in the same school and people who check in on her daily. Through an unfortunate incident with a hockey luck to the face, V meets a fantastic guy. But, V doesn't trust her feelings and does "what she always does," making out with another guy at a party. A rough break up lea ...more
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V has had a pretty messed up life. Aimee – her mother – spent the first seventeen years of V’s life dragging her from one town to the next in search of love. But Aimee isn’t into the long-term commitment thing, and her and V were always running from Aimee’s romantic mistakes. Consequently, V hasn’t had any stability and she hasn’t made any real friends. But that was all before Brockport, before Aimee decided V would be better off living with her grandparents. Brockport brings with it a family ki ...more
In Guyaholic we left off with V starting her road trip to San Antonio, Texas. The first night she gets lost and ends up staying in a yucky hotel room. The next night she ends up in Eerie and decides to stay with her friend from works brother and his family, she hooks up with his son Nate but Sam is still on her mind. Next she ends up staying with her aunt Mara who is only a year older than her and they talk about Sam and V’s mom. Then she stays with old friends in Missouri for a week while final ...more
I think this book had a lot of potential, but I think overall, the story was very rushed, and the emotions involved were so surface deep.

First of all, I didn't really connect with V's relationship with Sam. It was over just as soon as it started, and I didn't get a chance to fall in love with him. I thought maybe Mackler did this on purpose because V was emotionally involved herself. But I think whereas V got to know Sam and just took him for granted, I didn't get to learn about Sam and what mak
I should have realized with a book entitled Guyaholic that I'd be getting a lot of sex in the story but I thought Young Adult novels had certain lines they didn't cross. It seems those lines have shifted since I was reading Young Adult novels. (Sarah, don't let the girls read books from the library until you have vetted them first!) However, the character growth and storyline of this novel was very good. V is living with her grandparents because her flighty mother thought it would be good for he ...more
Lindsay Paige
Title Thoughts: I love it and it fits.

Cover Thoughts: Appealing wise, I don't particularly like it. However, it is prefect for the book. We have NY license plates, thosee strappy heels, and the car.

WARNINGS: As you can tell from the synopsis, hookups are involved but vaguely described, if any.

Let me just go ahead and throw this out there. I most definitely will be reading more by Carolyn Mackler. I was consumed in V's life and everything that was happening with her. She's stuck wih her grandpar
Angie Fisher
Vivienne Vail Valentine, no wonder she needs a nickname. “V” is her name, and guys are her game. A game she learned well …from her mom. That would be the same mom who dumped her at her grandparents house to live, which, by the way, was probably the best gift she ever gave her one and only child.

To say V has trust issues would be like saying the sun can burn. She shimmies from one guy to the next with the grace of a goddess, leaving nothing but broken hearts in her wake. That is until she finds h
Wow. That was my first reaction to this book. I didn’t realize that today’s YA involves such powerful storylines that are this masterfully done. (Guess I’ve been reading too much Gossip Girl, Private, and the like—while enjoyable, they’re nothing like this!) Throughout Guyaholic, I felt I was right there with V to experience all her ups and downs.

V was born to a teenager who moved them from place to place and, of course, boyfriend to boyfriend before leaving V with her parents so she could pursu
Mackenzie H
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars

Plot summery-
Vivienne, who goes by V, was born by her teenaged mom who is with a different guy every other month. She moved everywhere in the country, living an unstable life. One day her mom sent her to live with her grandparents. V lived there for years, longer than she lived anywhere. At first when she live with her grandma and grandpa she slept around, smoked, partied, and even did drugs. She met a different guy this time in a strange way and she got her act
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Vegan, Virgin, Valentine is one of my most favorite books and so I was super excited to hear the next edition to the Valentine's adventures. I absolutely loved watching V's crazy adventure unfold bit by bit, but I definitely have mixed feelings about this book… I was a little upset with the plot line. So basically V embarks on a road trip from Brockport to Texas to visit her flake of a mother. The mother who would rather chase some random hook-up than be with her own daughter. Yes, I'm bitter…I ...more
Abby Johnson
V's conquests have an expiration date of about 2 weeks. She's always chasing a new guy. She loves 'em and leaves 'em. So why is it that Sam has stuck around for three whole months? All V has ever known has been boucing around different places while her mom goes from guy to guy. Now that V's living with her grandparents, getting into college, and dating Sam, things can finally change... Until V does something to mess everything up. It'll take more than she knows to fix everything... but maybe eve ...more
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 flippin ...more
The title makes this book sound more frivolous than it is, really, and is probably the reason I have to put this on my "guilty" shelf. Ok, so the main character, V, sees guys as potential hookups rather than people or relationships, but until she meets Sam, the feeling is usually mutual.

Sam wants a real relationship, not just sex. He wants to be her boyfriend and go to the prom. Even though V recognizes that Sam is different (when he kisses her for the first time she thinks "So this is what the
Jan 25, 2008 Nian rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
Shelves: 2008
I remember reading the first book, but obviously that one didn’t make much of an impression on me, otherwise I would remember the characters of Mara and James, which I don’t. As well, I don’t remember the characters from the other book Carolyn Mackler wrote, even though she won an award for it. I’m a sucker for awards, so you’d think I’d noticed. Huh. I’m considering re-reading The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things.

V Valentine can’t commit to a relationship. Even though things with Sam
Medeia Sharif
Vivienne, aka V, doesn’t believe in meaningful relationships. Her mother bounced from guy to guy, leading V from city to city, and she eventually ditched V with her grandparents. V’s mother isn’t there for her daughter, always cancelling plans to meet with her.

As a result, V doesn’t allow herself to believe that there’s something serious between her and Sam Almond, a long-term boyfriend whom she doesn’t want to admit is long-term. V does something foolish and drives Sam away. When she goes on a
In Carolyn Mackler's book Guyaholic, V is beginning her life as an adult graduating from college. Little does she know that before she goes off to Boston University, she will be going on a trip of discovery. V begins her story in a prequel to Guyaholic, but in this book she finds herself slowly falling in love with Sam even though she herself will not admit it. Sam wants commitment, prom, and promises but V is more than ready to fill up her gas tank and drive the opposite direction.
At her high
steph :D Taszarek
So far in my book i am more then half way through and the book. It is just getting more and more better as i read! Where i am at the book so far is that V is going on a road trip before summer ends to her mom's house. She hasn't saw her mother for about 2 years, ever since she shipped her off to her grandparents house when she left with her new boyfriend to Texas. Mean her mom missed her walk down for graduation, her mom invited her to go down to Texas to run away from her troubles..such as Sam. ...more
I think this is a YA book. It's not too bad. I'm guessing book one covers all the stuff about her parents.

V is a messed up cookie. Her mom had at 19 and eventually ran off with a cowboy and sent her to live with her grandparents.. V meets guys, then sabotages things when they get close to her.

Her Mother fails again to show up for a big event in V's life, so she decides to drive to Texas and see her.
The way V throws men around is comical. The main character in this book goes through men like candy. But, when she is faced with a man she actually wants to stay with, she does not know what to do. She is used to dumping a guy before she can get too emotionally attached to the relationship. Just like her mother does.
The relationship between V and her mother, Amy, is strained and awkward. V wants to be more like her Mom by going through do many guys, but her desperate actions are not getting her
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Carolyn graduated from Vassar College. When her book The Earth My Butt and Other Big Round Things was named as one of ALAs Top Ten Banned Books of 2006, Carolyn became an advocate against banning books. She lives with her husband and son in New York City.
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