9th Apr, 2009

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

how-to-be-bad.jpgI had seen this book in my library and avoided it for a couple of reasons. The first was the cover. It looks like rich-girl-chick-lit. Sometimes I love YA chick-lit, but I’m not so much into the elite rich girl stuff full of brand names. Another reason I didn’t pick it up was because it was by three authors and I, for some reason, thought it was a collection of short stories and I can never get into short stories. The reason I did finally pick it up is because I read something else by Lauren Myracle and E. Lockhart and loved them both, and I already loved Sarah Mlynowski, so I thought, “What the heck?”

I really, really liked this book! It’s very seamless. You can’t tell (or I can’t anyway) who wrote what (it is a novel, not short stories). What I loved about it was that in some ways, it’s your typical road trip story, but in so many other ways, it’s not. The characters are all so well developed that you want to know them more, and it takes many surprising turns. It’s a very satisfying read. I would actually love to see a sequel.

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I really liked this book to. The paper backcover is a lot better. It’s a very E. Lockhart cover. which might be why the authors names are suddenly huge.

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