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How to Be Bad: A Decision Select Novel

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Bebe McFerrin is a promising attorney, but she lacks confidence. When a co-worker steals a promotion from her, Bebe doesn't have the heart to pursue revenge—until a demon named Ladouche appears and promises her the ability to commit any illegal act without getting caught. Bebe gets her revenge, but when remorse kicks in, she discovers that Ladouche has tricked her into a b ...more
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Published January 10th 2014 by Michael La Ronn (first published January 6th 2014)
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Jason Crawford
Today, I am reviewing the Paranormal story How to be Bad by Michael La Ronn. This is a story that focuses on a young attorney, Bebe McFerrin, and her interactions with the demon who appears to offer her revenge and immunity. You can do anything you want, says Ladouche (yes, that’s his name) and suffer no consequences…but you must gather souls for me. What makes this book unique is that is a Decision Select novel, harkening back to the days of Choose Your Own Adventure. Formatted for ebook reader ...more
Amber Foxx
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a kind of ethical decision making game, blending humor and fantasy into an examination of selfishness and altruism. I think it would make an interesting book for young adults to discuss in a classroom, on the reasoning behind choices and the imperfect consequences. The hardest choices are not between two evils but between two goods. The protagonist, a young attorney, has to choose between what is good for her self-interest, and what is idealistically or altruistically good, and the reade ...more
Faerie Godreader
May 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I give this a 5 for being able to go back and forth and follow a dozen different story threads and twists. I give it a 4 for the characters and my ability to relate to them. So let's just say it's a 4.5.
Goodbadbizarre
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
SUMMARY

The concept of the book is a choose-your-own-adventure. The reader has the option of making the decisions for the main character, and as a result, the story can change depending on the reader’s choices.

We follow a woman, Bebe McFerrin, who works at a law firm but is terrible pushover. When a colleague steals her case (and her promotion), Bebe wishes aloud that she could take revenge without any consequences. She is then surprised to discover that a demon has overheard her wish, and is wil
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M. C.
Jul 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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You start out as lawyer passed up for promotion to partner who makes a deal with a devil to get revenge. Of course the deal is not quite what you thought it would be, and you have to collect some souls or else. Whether you lose your own soul in the process seems somewhat arbitrary, though it wasn’t clear to me whether this was intentional on the author’s part or just an unintended result of bugs in the story. The most significant bug was your opponent's final decision in the game show showdown, ...more
Jude
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
In How to be Bad the reader fills the shoes on Bebe McFerrin, a budding young attorney and professional pushover. Bebe has the confidence of a gnat, rendering her susceptible to the manipulation of her co-workers. The reader is introduced to Bebe, on the most important day of her life so far, having her promotion stolen by a co-worker, and what does she do? Nothing, she sit’s and takes it. That is until she meets Ladouche, a demon with a taste for revenge, who promises her total immunity from an ...more
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well, what do i say??!! you must have read goose bumps books in your younger days. this book was exactly like that to me. except this book is about life and how some wrong decisions can be life changing and how it affects us. this book is just like goosebumps when you see the format. you choose the steps and the book leads you to the respective consequences. it was so much fun reading this book. i shall definitely check out more titles by Mi
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Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
Had to try this just for nostalgia reasons and it definitely reminded me of some of the books I used to love when I was young. Was worth it just for the entertainment factor.
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Science fiction and fantasy on the wild side!

Michael La Ronn is the author of many science fiction and fantasy novels including the Android X, Eaten, and The Last Dragon Lord series.

In 2012, a life-threatening illness made him realize that life is too short. He’s devoted his life to writing ever since, making up whatever story makes him fall out of his chair laughing the hardest. He’s also a tota
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