I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.How to be Bad by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mlynowski
Published by Hot Key Books on June 4th 2015
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.
I haven’t really been in the best mind-set the last few weeks, and the last thing I was interested in was reading. So when I tried to get back on track, I wanted a light and fun read. I still had How to be Bad lying around, and it was absolutely what I needed. It wasn’t a particular heavy read, so it was exactly what I was looking for.
The plot was good. It maybe wasn’t the most original one, but it was definitely entertaining. And I liked how the point of views were switched every new character. All chapters intersected, but there were also three other separate storylines within the bigger story. Every girl had her own voice, and her own story to tell, and that made this book so much fun. The novel has a relatable feel to it. With the three very different characters I felt like I could connect with each of them in a different way. I like that the three authors each wrote one character. The characters really developed throughout the story, both towards each other as to themselves.
I love a good story about friendship. It was fun reading how the girls came together. They all have very different characters, and they struggled to find a balance together. They really had to work through their issues in order to find the balance they needed, and I am a sucker for a good journey.