19 June 2015

How to Be Bad by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle & Sarah Mlynowski

How to Be Bad by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle & Sarah Mlynowski
Series: No
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Publication Date: June 4th 2015
Source: Bought

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.

How to Be Bad follows three girls - Jesse, Vicks and Mel - who jump in the car one weekend and decided to take a road trip out of Niceville to Miami.

How to Be Bad was a good summery road trip book, I enjoyed it. The characters weren't all that great, which was kind of a let down. Jesse was my least favourite character, mainly because of how over-exaggerated she was. Jesse is a Christian and I just couldn't like her character because she was constantly ramming her beliefs down everyone else's throats. Honestly, Mel and Vicks couldn't do anything without her screaming at them that it was a sin. She really got on my nerves. Also, I didn't like the way she treated Mel to begin with. Vicks is the wild one and she's always up for an adventure, but ever since her boyfriend moved away to go to school, Vicks has been furious because he's basically been ignoring her. Mel is the new girl in town. She's lonely and wants to make some friends, and she gets friendly with Vicks. So when Jesse suggests a road trip, Mel agrees to go and Jesse says she can come if she pays for everything (just because her family is rich). None of the characters were really fleshed out, so it was kind of hard to get attached to any of them.

Other than the less than great character, the story wasn't that bad. I really enjoyed the girls road trip. They visited the worlds smallest police station; broke into a museum to visit an alligator; let loose at a party; almost got eaten by an alligator and eventually wound up at Disneyland after driving through a hurricane. They definitely had an adventure! But I loved the bonding between the girls. Sure, each of them had their own problems to overcome and sometimes lashed out at each other, but they grew so close over that weekend and they really helped each other.

Overall, How to Be Bad was an enjoyable summer read about friendship. I did enjoy it and I'd recommend it if you're looking for something quick to read.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Disneyland!
    Ugh. I cannot deal with characters who are all in your face about their beliefs. But it seems like you didn't let that stop you from ignoring her and enjoying the story. Road trips are always a good time!
    Have fun at the signing!