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Carolyn Mackler

Biography

Carolyn Mackler

Carolyn Mackler is the author of the award-winning teen novels THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS (A Michael L. Printz Honor Book); THE FUTURE OF US, coauthored with Jay Asher; TANGLED; LOVE AND OTHER FOUR-LETTER WORDS; VEGAN VIRGIN VALENTINE; and GUYAHOLIC. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.

Photo Credit: Sarah Torretta Klock

Books by Carolyn Mackler

by Carolyn Mackler - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult 13+

Fifteen-year-old Virginia feels like a plus-sized black sheep in her family, especially next to her perfect big brother Byron. Not to mention her best friend has moved, leaving Virginia to navigate an awkward relationship with a boy alone. He might like her now...but she has her doubts about how he'll react if he ever looks under all her layers of clothes. In order to survive, Virginia decides to follow a “Fat Girl Code of Conduct,” which works, until the unthinkable causes her family's façade to crumble. As her world spins out of orbit, she realizes that being true to herself might be the only way back.

by Carolyn Mackler - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Jena, Dakota, Skye and Owen are all at Paradise --- the resort in the Caribbean, that is --- for different reasons, but in Paradise their lives become tangled together in ways none of them can predict. Over the course of four months, through four voices and four stories, what happened in Paradise will change them all.

TANGLED is a story of the secrets we keep, the risks we take, and the things we do for love.

by Carolyn Mackler - Fiction

Ever since V's mom left her with her grandparents, she's bounced from guy to guy. That is, until a hockey puck lands her in the lap of Sam Almond, who's different from the start. But when V makes an irreversible mistake at a party, she risks losing Sam forever. So she sets off on a cross-country road trip to visit her mom and put 2,000 miles between herself, Sam and the wreckage of that night.

by Carolyn Mackler - Fiction

Mara Valentine is a straight-A senior, a vegan and her parents' pride and joy. She's neck-and-neck with her womanizing ex-boyfriend for number-one class ranking and plans to kick his butt on her way out the door to Yale. Mara has her remaining months in Brockport all planned out, but the plan does not include having V, her slutty, pot-smoking, 16-year-old niece come to live with her family. What does a control freak like Mara do when things start spinning wildly out of control?

by Carolyn Mackler

With her parents splitting up, 16-year-old Sammie is plenty angry. Her dad's leaving their upstate New York home and moving clear across the country. Her mom's packing them up and relocating to New York City. Overnight Sammie is forced to deal with change. And one change spawns another: roles get reversed, old and new friendships are tested and sexual feelings awaken. It's a scary time. But as Sammie realizes that things can't stay the same forever, that even the people she loves and trusts the most can disappoint her, she begins to accept that change isn't always bad.