Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Book Review #572 - How to be Bad by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski


My Rating: 4/5

Source: The Five Mile Press

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When you're tired of being good, sometimes you gotta be a little bad ...

Jesse, Vicks and Mel couldn't be more different. Jesse, a righteous Southern gal who's as thoughtful as she is uptight, is keeping a secret that she knows will change her life forever. Vicks is a wild child: seemingly cool, calm and collected on the outside, but inside she's furious at herself for being so anxious about her neglectful boyfriend. And Mel is the new girl in town. She's already been dismissed as just another rich kid, but all she wants is to get over some of her fears and find some true friends.

But for all their differences, the girls discover they've got one thing in common - they're desperate to escape. Desperate to get the heck out of Niceville and discover their true 'badass' selves! Even if it's just for the weekend ... One 'borrowed' car later, it's time to hit the road and head for Miami. Hearts will be broken, friendships will be tested, and a ridiculously hot stranger could change the course of everything. 

I love road trip books as they are always fun to read. This book was no different even though the characters fought with each other pretty much the entire time. 

The book is told from 3 different character perspectives, told from alternating chapters. Each author wrote for a different character. Although the story translated well from character to character I thought that their voices sounded rather similar. 

The characters were all completely different but they really worked well together. Jesse was the stereotypical religious teenager, whereas Vicks was wild and adventurous and Mel was insecure but wealthy who was desperate to fit in anywhere she could. 

Friendship is a major theme of this book. Not only does the roadtrip mend the relationship between Jesse and Vicks but also created a new friendship with them and Mel. 

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