Monday, July 14, 2008

Review: How to be Bad

How to be Bad

E. Lockhart
Sarah Mlynowski
Lauren Myracle

Jesse and Vicks have been friends for awhile. They work together; they get along great. Jesse usually feels like she can tell Vicks anything. But when she finds out her mom has cancer, she doesn’t tell anyone. She just wants to get away.

Vicks has this amazing boyfriend. They’re perfect together. But once he went off to college, things seem like they’re falling apart. He doesn’t call her. It’s been two weeks. And instead of telling her best friend this, she tells the new girl at work, Mel.

When Mel started working with Jesse and Vicks, she felt like the odd girl out. They were just good friends, and Mel never really had that. She’s used to people looking down on her because of her money, being second best to her sister, or being the tiebreaker in her family. So she invites herself along for the ride.

Each of their backgrounds are completely different, but they’re all united with the same goal: to get away. And though they may not be friends now, a series of events might make them closer than they could ever imagine.

How to be Bad was awesome! I thought that the writing would be inconsistent (as I’ve had previous experience with books written by multiple authors), but the story flowed continuously. The writing was seamed together; there were no flaws to distract the reader from the story. Which is good, because this heartwarming story of a blooming friendship is one that every person should check out.


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keri mikulski :) said...

I'm reading HOW TO BE BAD right now and I love it. Great review. :)

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

Nice review. I'm glad that the story flows nicely with the three authors. I have this book and need to find the time to read looks great!


Reviewer X said...

Great review! I really want to read this book, and I asked for a copy when they were handing them out to bloggers, but I have yet to receive mine. :(