How To Be Bad
Release Date: May 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Take three girls, add a beat up car and throw in an alligator or two and you’ve got yourself, How To be Bad, one kick arse novel!
Summary from Barnes and Noble:
From three critically acclaimed and best-selling authors comes one story – equal parts charming, hilarious, and emotional – of a road trip that proves that sometimes it doesn’t matter where you’re going, since getting there is half the fun.
Three girls who couldn’t be more different have one goal in mind: to get the heck out of Dodge. Well, Niceville, Florida, actually. But it might as well be called Nowheresville. Vicks is the wild-child fry cook whose boyfriend left for college and isn’t returning any of her calls; Mel, the good girl in expensive jeans who just wants everyone to like her; and Jesse, the trailer-dwelling human morality meter who’s discovered a life-altering secret -
Each has her own reason for climbing into Jesse’s mom’s beat-up station wagon and hitting the highway for a weekend trip, whether she knows it or not. Armed only with Vicks’s ancient, battered copy of a guidebook called Fantastical Florida, a map Jesse picked up with her dwindling funds, and Mel’s mom’s credit card, they’re Miami bound. Hearts will be broken, friendships will be tested, and a ridiculously hot stranger could change the course of everything. And if they don’t kill each other first, Vicks, Mel and Jesse will not only have a road trip to remember, they’ll have friends for life.
Lockhart, Mlynowski and Myracle’s collaboration reaches an all time sensational reading high! I’ve read two out of the three authors’ works, so I wasn’t surprised of my fondness. The three voices gave an interesting perspective as a reader. Their problems are realistic and valid problems that teens face. Witty dialogue and a fast moving engrossing plot only add the overall premise of the book! I found it almost impossible to put this book down, once I started reading it! So be prepared!
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