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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

How To Be Bad by E. Lockhart Review


Title: How To Be Bad
Authors: E. Lockhart, Sarah Mylnowski, Lauren Myracle
Pages: 325 p. (Hardcover)
Publisher: HarperTeen, 2008
Rating: * * * */ 5
How To Be Bad is written by 3 really famous good YA authors, but E. Lockheart gets most of the recognition (just because her name comes before Mylnowski and Myracle). They each write a chapter from the character's point of view, and I don't know who wrote what. I'm pretty surer E. Lockhart wrote Vicks' chapter, because Vicks' personality is like a lot of characters in Lockhart's books.
Anyways, the book's about 3 girls: Jesse, the human moral monitor who's mom is not alright; Vicks, whose boyfriend, Brady, hasn't called and has sent exactly 1 cheesy text over the 2 weeks he's been gone (which is why the three set off in the first place); and Mel, the new good girl in expensive jeans who just wants everyone to like her. Mel was my fave character and I really didn't like Jesse, only a little.
Vicks and Jesse are best friends, but lately, since Jesse's mom got sick (which Jesse hasn't told Vicks about), things have been different between them. They both work at a Waffle House in Niceville, Florida, where Mel just started as a hostess.
Jesse suggests to Vicks that they take a road trip to Brady's college so Vicks can see him and make things right, and Mel wants so badly to be friends with them, so she says she'll pay for everything and they let her come. Jesse is a real brat to Mel until the end.
This book was hilarious, and it moved really quick. I'm definitely going to read more of these 3 author's work!

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