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How (Not) to Find A Boyfriend is out! Following a fabulous launch at Secret Garden Bookshop in Ballard, the book is now available at bookstores everywhere. And if you don't see it at your favorite bookstore, ask them to carry it! Go to the Books page to read more about it, or click on the cover.
Here is what people are saying about
Publishers Weekly: As Nora finds a way to balance cheerleading and chess, Valentine offers a book about honoring the truth, following one’s bliss, and being oneself that avoids being saccharine or overly prescriptive.
Kirkus: This sharp-witted debut pours on the wry comedy as a brainiac girl tries to hide her intelligence so she can be popular. . . Valentine has a bright sense of humor, pitching it at those readers who can identify with Nora.
Christian Science Monitor selected How (Not) to Find a Boyfriend as one of “3 thoughtful summer reads for teens: novels aimed at teens that have substance AND can be enjoyed poolside.” The reviewer writes, “Although I'm no longer a teen, I know that my teen self would have totally sat poolside reading How (Not) To Find a Boyfriend. Allyson Valentine has a terrific ear – and eye – for readers 12 and up.”
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