Mara Valentine is in control. She’s 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 salutatorian 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, sixteen-year-old niece — yes, niece — come to live with her family. Nor does it involve lusting after her boss or dreaming about grilled cheese sandwiches every night. What does a control freak like Mara do when things start spinning wildly out of control?  

  • An American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
  • A Teen Reads Week “Laugh Out Loud” book
  • An International Reading Association’s Young Adults’ Choice
  • A Book Sense Pick
  • A Teen People “Don’t Miss This” Book
  • A Teen Reads’ “Word of Mouth” Prize
  • A Texas Library Association Tayshas High School Reading List Book
  • A Florida Teens Read nominee
  • Volunteer State Book Award Master Reading List