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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

How to be Bad by Lauren Myracle, E. Lockhart, and Sarah Mlynowski

Title: How to be Bad

Author(s): Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mlynowski, and E. Lockhart


From the authors of ttyl, Bras & Broomsticks, and The Boyfriend List come three unforgettable characters—and one exhilarating novel

Vicks is the wild child whose boyfriend has gone suspiciously quiet since he left for college; Mel is the newcomer desperate to be liked; and Jesse will do anything to avoid a life-altering secret. Each one has her own reason for wanting to get the heck out of their nowheresville town, even just for the weekend. So they climb into Jesse's mom's "borrowed" station wagon and head south.

Hearts will be broken, friendships will be tested, and a ridiculously hot stranger could change the course of everything.

Rating: 3/5


I have read at least one of each of these author’s books; in Mlynowski and Lockhart’s case, I’ve read more than one. So when I picked up this book and started reading, I knew ahead of time the type of story I could expect to read. I knew the authors’ style, and I knew that they were (are) all good authors. Not my absolute favorite ever, but good.

Knowing this, you’d think that I would have read this book right when I got it. Last May. Or was it April? I don’t remember. All I know is that it took me way too long to actually get in the right mood to read it.

When I did, though, I was hooked. The three girls were so interesting, and I fell in love with, of all things, the conflicts. Three girls with different personalities, going on a road trip? Ah, the possibilities!

Early in the novel, I had the general direction of the book mapped out in my head. I knew exactly where it should have gone, and I would have been extremely disappointed if it went astray. Looking back, I don’t remember exactly what I thought would happen. All I know is that it didn’t happen; but the direction taken was one that I was happy with regardless.

To be honest, I don’t have too much to say about the book. There were parts where I got bored, there were parts where I bawled my eyes out, and there were parts that I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. And at the end of the day, I got what I expected out of it; nothing too amazing, but enough to satisfy.


Nina said...

Great review..i wanted to read this, but now i just don't know..

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