Mara Valentine is in control. She's a straight - a student, a strict vegan and she's heading to Yale in the fall. So when her hellraising sixteen-year-old niece, V, comes to live with the family, Mara is horrified. Even more so when she starts dreaming about cheese sandwiches every night and realizes she is falling for James, her boss. Unable to ignore these unfamiliar cravings, Mara starts to give into them a little and in doing so discovers her sexuality, redefines her relationship with her over-anxious parents, and realizes that V could, in fact, be a potential friend and ally.
Carolyn Mackler is an award-winning American writer, and the author of Love and Other Four-Letter Words and The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things. She has written short stories and feature articles for numerous publications, and makes frequent appearances on television and radio. She lives in New York City with her family.