ALLYSON VALENTINE

Allyson Valentine holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of How (Not) To Find a Boyfriend, which was published in 2013 by Philomel, an imprint of the Penguin Young Readers Group. She lives with her family in Washington, and is currently working on another novel.

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PRAISE FOR HOW (NOT) TO FIND A BOYFRIEND

“Valentine offers a book about honoring the truth, following one’s bliss, and being oneself that avoids being saccharine or overly prescriptive.” – Publishers Weekly

“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.” – Kirkus

“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.” – Augusta Scattergood, Christian Science Monitor