Saturday, May 2, 2009

Vegan Virgin Valentine

I read my first Carolyn Mackler book, The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things, last year - largely because I really loved the title. My second of hers, Vegan Virgin Valentine, certainly did not disappoint.

Vegan Virgin Valentine is a YA novel, a coming-of-age story about Mara - perfect, well-behaved, honor student Mara. Mara is not only bound for Yale, but working her butt off to be able to start as a second-year student. Until she spends some time around wild V and sweet James and realises that rushing past her teen years isn't what life is about. She slows down, finds love and makes some unexpected choices and friends.

I enjoyed reading Vegan Virgin Valentine - I like the way that Carolyn Mackler addresses some complex issues that teens face. She doesn't shy away from showing that the right choice isn't always apparent and that makes me respect her writing. If you like these kinds of books then try this one, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Challenges: A-Z Challenge, 999 Challenge, 2nds Challenge, Countdown Challenge, YA Romance, YA Challenge


Ana S. said...

I do indeed like books of that kind! Will have to look for this. Thanks, Joanna!

joanna said...

Hi Nymeth, I've missed you!