How to Be Bad
From the authors of ttyl, Bras & Broomsticks, and The Boyfriend List come three unforgettable characters and one exhilarating novel
Vicks is the wild child whose boyfriend has gone suspiciously quiet since he left for college; Mel is the newcomer desperate to be liked; and Jesse will do anything to avoid a life-altering secret. Each one has her own reason for wanting to...more
This is a story of three girls: Jesse - a strong willed and opinionated Christian with an air of trailer trashiness about her who just found out her mother has cancer; Vicks - a tomboyish and independednt amazon whose boyfriend recently started college and hasn't called her in two weeks; Mel - an insecure ri ...more
I liked this book while I was reading it. How to be Bad was a lot of fun, and there were some good, funny scenes, some nice, semi-touching ones and some other ones that probably weren't necessary, but okay, whatever.
I just feel like... it could have been a little bit better. I'm not sure why; as I said it was a pretty good book. But it didn't feel fully rounded to all it wanted to be.
The characters, I think, could have been a little more developed. The only one who felt real ...more
How to Be Bad was a fun read and really put me in the mood for a road trip despite all the things that went wrong for the characters in the book. I also really want to go to Disney World now! :P
How to Be Bad was told in alternating chapters from the perspectives of three girls – Jesse, Vicks and Mel. Each girl wanted to go on the road trip for a different reason, and while Mel (the newest member of the group) started off as little more than a stranger, they got to know each other during the ...more
Jesse. Vicks. Mel.
Three girls who couldn't be more different.
But all three of them want the same thing, to get out of Niceville, Florida.
Vicks, the wild child.
Her boyfriend left for college and isn't returning her calls.
Mel, the good girl.
All she really wants, is for everyone to like her.
Jesse, the all-around christian.
She has discovered a life changing secret.
Each has their own reason for getting into ...more
It is told by three different authors in three different point of views of each of the girls, Vicks, Mel, and Jesse. There is, of course, a character for everyone to love: a good girl with money, a poor girl with issues, and a crazy girl with a boyfriend problem. Their f ...more
It tells the story of Vicks (a badass only-daughter in a family of 6), Jesse (a glory-hallelujah Christian with a cancer-stricken mom), and Mel (a Canadian transplant with zero friends), three teens working at the Waffle Hous ...more
The random stops they go to on the way reminded me of John Green's "Paper Towns". This novel wasn't as good as I thought it would be, but it wasn't boring either.
The three authors come together to tell a story of friendship, change, and discontent, and you're with them from the start. There's no blocky style change you often get when reading something co-written; though each of the three main characters is written by a different author, the narrative blends so s ...more
I've always been lenient with reviews, the plot wasn't quite clear but with this book and having different perspectives it wasn't necessary to have such a strong one. I adored the friendship, it showed these girls grow in just a weekend. They laughed, they cried, they fought but in the end they left this trip stronger than ever. The book did make me mad..especially when they went to Disney World because it made me have this strong urge to go myself. Haha ;) The sentence on the ba ...more
Summary: Jesse’s mom has cancer. Vicks’s boyfriend went to college and hasn’t called. Mel is desperate for friends. So they all pile into the car for a road trip.
Review: First, a disclaimer. I haven’t had great luck with books that have alternating points of view. With that said:
* The Bad—The narration in this book alternated between the three girls, and I didn’t ever truly connect with any of them.
* The Good—I enjoyed the writing, and the ...more
The three-way split narration told the stories of three very different girls. Vicks is bright and spunky, Jesse is very religious and a little uptight and Mel is quiet and eager to be liked. All three added different dimensions to the story with their opposing characters and backgrounds. The only one of the girls I didn’t like was Jesse. She was far too religious and preachy for me to gel to her.
With the three gi ...more
The character I related to the most was Mel. We actually have quite a lot in common ...more
You meet ...more
Jesse- super religious, very opinionated, lives in a trailer with her mom. She just found out her mother has breast cancer and doesn't want to deal with it.
Vicks- Wild-child only sister of 4 brothers. Missing her boyfriend who just started college at "The U" and wonders why he hasn't called or te ...more
Actual rating: 4.5 stars
That's what made the book. In this book we have 3 different characters. All stereotyped.
The bad girl Vick, Jesse the goody-two-shoes and Mel the all round nice girl.
3 girls Jesse set out on a road trip to find themselves. They soon learn to
love and trust each others. Its truly a heart warming story. Its not all sugared up.
The girls sometimes act like bitches. They ...more
HOW TO BE BAD is the perfect book for a girl-bonding summer road trip adventure!
Three girls, each with their own internal struggles, head out on a weekend road trip to Miami to visit the one girl's boyfriend. Vicks and Jesse are best friends. Mel is the newcomer but envies the friendship Vicks and Jesse share and invites herself along for the trip, offering to pay for lodging, snacks, and fuel.
Jesse is dealing with her mother's recent cancer diagnosis. Sh ...more