Saturday, December 13, 2008

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

So since i'm incredibly awesome, I was able to finish How To Be Bad, even though I felt like watching T.V. I'm really glad I read though =D Now i'm watching Final Destination 2. And it's on the sci-fi network. I am that weird.

****How To Be Bad by E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle****

Originality- 16/20
Characters- 18/20
Remembrance- 7/10
Quote-ability- 8/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 9/10
TOTAL- 84
Grade- B


Three girls who couldn't be more different have one goal in mind: to get the heck out of Dodge. Well, Niceville, Florida, actually. But it might as well be called Nowheresville. Vicks is the wild-child fry cook whose boyfriend left for college and isn't returning any of her calls; Mel, the good girl in expensive jeans who just wants everyone to like her; and Jesse, the trailer-dwelling human morality meter who's discovered a life-altering secret - Each has her own reason for climbing into Jesse's mom's beat-up station wagon and hitting the highway for a weekend trip, whether she knows it or not. Armed only with Vicks's ancient, battered copy of a guidebook called Fantastical Florida, a map Jesse picked up with her dwindling funds, and Mel's mom's credit card, they're Miami bound. Hearts will be broken, friendships will be tested, and a ridiculously hot stranger could change the course of everything. And if they don't kill each other first, Vicks, Mel and Jesse will not only have a road trip to remember, they'll have friends for life.

I absolutely love these authors and I admit, I had very high expectations. My expectations were met exceedingly. No matter who you are you should be able to slightly relate with each character, whether it be boyfriend troubles, or a sick parent. All of them made mistakes but worked really hard to make up for it. Just when you thought everything was calming down. WAM here they go again. There was never a dull moment. The whole book was like an emotional roller coaster. First you're laughing, then you're angry, then you wanna cry, and all of a sudden you can't stop smiling. This is the kind of book that makes you look deep inside of yourself and scrutinize your beliefs and friendships. I have trouble pointing out anything bad directly from the book except the lack of originality. Which I guess is a good thing right?

2 comments:

TruBlu93 said...

I've heard good things about this one.

=)
TruBlu

Vanessa (whatvanessareads.wordpress.com) said...

I didn't like it as much as I wanted to.

:(

I gave it a 3.5 out of 5.