Monday, July 7, 2008

HOW TO BE BAD by E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski & Lauren Myracle

Jesse, Vicks, and Mel are off on a road trip. They have all they need to get to Miami with Jesse’s mom’s car, Mel’s money, and Vick’s Fantastical Florida guidebook. While Jesse and Vicks have been best friends for years, they've only just met Mel a while back. Jesse reluctantly lets Mel go with them after Mel offers to pay for gas and hotels. The main reason they’re heading to Miami is to see Vick’s boyfriend, who has gone off to college. She misses him terribly. Jesse just wants to get out of Niceville. Mel invited herself to go along.  With these three vastly different personalities - Jess the strict Christian, Vicks the wild child, and Mel the good, rich girl. – you can imagine that in a 9 hour drive across the state, anything is bound to happen. And it does. The girls stumble upon two different alligators, a mysterious cute stranger, a hurricane, a pirate hotel and Epcot center. But most importantly, the girls gain true life-long friends by letting go of secrets and insecurities.

I really enjoyed the way this is written from all three points of view. You get to see the world through each of their distinct personalities. These characters are well-developed, realistic, and I cared about them. This was a hilarious and mighty fun road trip!

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All 3 authors have written a lot of other great books too. Check out their sites & blogs:
E. Lockhart’s website: here
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Sarah Mlynowski’s website: here

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Lauren Myracle’s Website: here
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