How (Not) to Find a Boyfriend

How (Not) to Find a Boyfriend Cover

How (Not) to Find a Boyfriend

By Allyson Valentine Schrier; Allyson Valentine

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399257711, 304pp.

Publication Date: June 13, 2013

Description
A funny and smartromantic comedyabout getting the guy. . . and finding yourself.
Sophomore Nora Fulbright is the most talented and popular new cheerleader on the Riverbend High cheer squad. Never mind that she used to be queen of the nerds a chess prodigy who answered every question first, aced every test and repelled friends at every turn because this year, Noraisdetermined to fully transition from social pupa to full blown butterfly, even if it means dumbing down her entire schedule. But whenfunny, sweet and very cuteAdam moves to town and steals Nora's heart with hisuntra-smarts and illegally cute dimple, Nora has a problem. How can she prove to him that she's not a complete airhead?

Allyson Valentine has created a story so full of enamoring characters, pitch-perfect humor, and delightfully frustrating romancethat itwill leave youcheering.Great for fans of Stephanie Perkins's "Anna and the French Kiss," Susanne Colosanti and Sarah Dessen.
Praise for HOW (NOT) TO FIND A BOYFRIEND:
Great characters and plenty of plot twists and turns add to the appeal of this lighthearted love story. "Voice of Youth Advocates"
In Valentine's sassy debut, readers will groan as Nora messes everything up, and may grow frustrated with her choices ( For a smart girl you've had a pretty solid run of stupid ), but if they relate to her plight, they will find her funny, too. "Booklist"
Valentine offers a book about honoring the truth, following one's bliss, and being oneself that avoids being saccharine or overly prescriptive. "Publishers Weekly"



About the Author
Despite having an excellent tan, a perfect ponytail and an awesome Herkie jump, Allyson Valentine did not make the Central Junior High School cheerleading squad in her hometown of Cos Cob, Connecticut. She somehow survived this setback, going on to earn an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and write books. Allyson lives in Issaquah, Washington, where she is cheered on by her husband and two teenage boys. www.allysonvalentine.com


Praise For How (Not) to Find a Boyfriend

Praise for HOW (NOT) TO FIND A BOYFRIEND
 
“Great characters and plenty of plot twists and turns add to the appeal of this lighthearted love story.” –Voice of Youth Advocates
 
“In Valentine's sassy debut, readers will groan as Nora messes everything up, and may grow frustrated with her choices (“For a smart girl you've had a pretty solid run of stupid”), but if they relate to her plight, they will find her funny, too.” –Booklist
 
“Valentine offers a book about honoring the truth, following one's bliss, and being oneself that avoids being saccharine or overly prescriptive.” –Publishers Weekly