July 18, 2009
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. But in the spring of senior year, a fateful hockey puck lands her in the lap of Sam Almond. Right from the start, things with Sam are different. V is terrified to admit it, but this might be meaningful after all. On the afternoon of graduation, V receives some shocking news. Later, at a party, she makes an irreversible mistake and risks losing Sam forever. When her mom invites her to Texas, V embarks on a cross-country road trip with the hopes of putting two thousand miles between herself, Sam, and the wreckage of that night.
This is the companion book to Vegan Virgin Valentine but this is written about Mara's niece V. This book like all of Carolyn Mackler's books is very funny but has a strong message behind it even if you like the story so much you don't even catch the message.
I really liked getting to know V better after VVV because she seemed like such an interesting character. She has such a different background from her aunt and that put a good parallel, her experience with her mother is also a very good story that made me want to keep reading! Also Sam sounded really cute! This book had a cute story but unfortunately had parts that were kinda boring which made me less anxious to continue reading it. This book approaches some interesting issues that are becoming more prominent in YA books. So it is following the trend.
Overall a pretty good book