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Carolyn Mackler

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Carolyn Mackler is the author of the popular teen novels, The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things (A Michael L. Printz Honor Book), Infinite in Between, Tangled, Guyaholic, Vegan Virgin Valentine, and Love and Other Four-Letter Words. Carolyn's novel, The Future of Us, co-written with bestselling author Jay Asher, received starred reviews and appeared on several bestseller lists. Carolyn has also written Best Friend Next Door, a novel for younger readers. Carolyn's novels have been published in more than twenty countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, Denmark, Israel, and Indonesia.

Carolyn lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. Her new novel for teens, The Univ
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Carolyn Mackler I usually don't feel self-conscious about my writing once it's done....My self-doubt comes more when I'm writing and not loving what's coming out.…moreI usually don't feel self-conscious about my writing once it's done....My self-doubt comes more when I'm writing and not loving what's coming out. That's when it's time to take a break or work on something else for a while. If I'm not interested in what I'm writing, chances are other people won't be either!(less)
Carolyn Mackler Being able to create a world and live in it and see/feel it come alive.
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The Earth, My Butt, and Oth...

3.78 avg rating — 25,510 ratings — published 2003 — 34 editions
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Vegan, Virgin, Valentine (V...

3.62 avg rating — 4,974 ratings — published 2004 — 21 editions
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Tangled

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Infinite in Between

3.68 avg rating — 2,955 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
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Guyaholic (V Valentine, #2)

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Love and Other Four-Letter ...

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The Universe Is Expanding a...

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Best Friend Next Door

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Not If I Can Help It

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Mariah Fredericks has written another wonderful historical mystery set in old New York! Great plotting, authentic language, and fab NYC details. Juicy, fascinating, and so so good. Mariah: please write MORE Jane Prescott. And what’s the deal with Mic ...more
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Not If I Can Help It by Carolyn Mackler
"I thought this was sweet, honest and surprisingly intimate. Willa is fully aware of her SPD and is working hard to manage her outbursts and to control her reactions, and many kids will identify with her struggles. The emotions are honest and are e..." Read more of this review »
The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I by Carolyn Mackler
"Carolyn Mackler is one of my oldest writer friends and I love the way she sees the world. Her teens feel lived in to me—smart, observant, but realistic in terms of their insecurities and limitations. I particularly appreciate the candid and non-ju..." Read more of this review »
The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I by Carolyn Mackler
"Virginia is back and better than ever! Okay actually things are worse than ever for Virginia, but she handles them with her usual realness and pluck and determination. This book deals with such important issues in such a crucial and nuanced way. A..." Read more of this review »
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“I've always protected myself when it comes to love. And maybe that's the problem. By not letting myself get hurt now, it ripples into much bigger pain later.”
Carolyn Mackler, The Future of Us

“Never underestimate yourself”
Carolyn Mackler, The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

“The Fat Girl Code of Conduct:

1. Any sexual activity is a secret. No public displays of affection.
2. Don’t discuss your weight with him.
3. Go further than skinny girls. If you can’t sell him on your body, you’d better overcompensate with sexual perks.
4. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever push the relationship thing. ”
Carolyn Mackler, The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

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