Monday, July 7, 2008
How to Be Bad-- E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
How to Be Bad is written by three popular YA authors: E. Lockhart who also wrote Fly on the Wall, The Boyfriend List, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landue-Banks (fab fab fabulous book!), and more. Sarah Mlynowski penned the Bras and Broomsticks books, and Lauren Myracle is known for her TTYL books. Each author takes on a character and the chapters of this book are narrated by three different female characters.
Honestly, this book isn't about how to be bad... mostly it is about how to be a good friend. The three gals, Jesse, Vicks, and Mel take a road trip to Miami to Chase down lost boyfriends, see giant stuffed alligators, and to visit the smallest police station in the entire world. This book is not fine literature, but you could tell the authors had fun writing it together. I would recommend this book to teen girls who are looking for a beach or bathtub read. While there are some serious issues that come up (cancer, poverty, religious zeal), mostly How to be Bad is about three girls having fun.