Thursday, January 22, 2009

Book Review: HOW TO BE BAD

Poised at the Edge Book Review
Lockhart, Mlynowski & Myracle
Seventeen days after her mother finds a malignant lump, Jesse (who used to be fun) embarks on a road trip with her best friend, Vicks, and Mel (the rich new girl in town.) Even though they're best friends Vicks and Jesse are polar opposites. Vicks is a spirited badass who usually errors to the side of naughty. Jesse is a trailer dwelling, bible-thumping, good girl, who never takes the Lord's name in vain. They work with Mel at a greasy-spoon waffle house (Vicks and Jess have no idea why she works there; her family is loaded.) Mel is one of those super prim girly-girls, who wear four hundred dollar jeans. The only reason they let Mel join them on their adventure is because she's financing the whole thing on her mummy's credit card.
The girls are headed to Miami, to take Vicks to see her boyfriend who left for college two weeks before. On the way they will meet, not one, but two alligators. They will fight against each other, and for each other. They will drink too many beers and wine coolers. They will drive through hurricanes, and sleep in the Black Pearl Suite. They will meet a boy who's an angel, and a boy who sucks! They'll face the very best, and the very worst aspects of each other, and themselves. Jesse, Mel, and Vicks will bond in a way that will connect them for a lifetime.
This experimental novel, written by the righteous babe trio: E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle, is beyond fabulous! It's a delightful road romp, full of laughter, adventure, and heart-felt growth. I loved, loved, loved it.

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