Bad, Badder, Baddest

Bad, Badder, Baddest

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by Cynthia Voigt

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In this sequel to "Bad Girls, " feisty, wise-cracking sixth-grade girls Mikey and Margalo are back--with a vengeance! A new girl comes to town who's so bad, she makes Mikey and Margalo look good.


In this sequel to "Bad Girls, " feisty, wise-cracking sixth-grade girls Mikey and Margalo are back--with a vengeance! A new girl comes to town who's so bad, she makes Mikey and Margalo look good.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"Rarely are heroines so charismatic" as Mikey and Margalo, said PW of this sequel to Bad Girls. "Voigt fortifies readers by respecting their abilities to recognize emotional truths." Ages 9-12. (Aug.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
Mikey and Margalo, who forged an aggressive friendship in Bad Girls, are back. They're still fairly low on the in-crowd totem pole, still on the outs with their sixth grade teachers, but now they've got a new problem. Mikey's parents are getting divorced. How to change this disastrous state of affairs is the crux of the story. When arranging for Mikey to be perfect doesn't work, the girls try a last ditch effort: running away from home. The act itself, and its results, are worth reading about-as are Voight's two feisty characters who, bottom line, only want a little attention from their families.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6--Mikey and Margalo are back and as clever and mischievous as they were in Bad Girls (Scholastic, 1996). This time, the focus of their escapades has shifted from school to Mikey's family and taken a serious turn as the girl struggles with her parents' impending divorce. Margalo, having lived through two divorces, and now comfortably ensconced in a happily blended family, offers sage advice, but joins Mikey as she schemes to keep her unhappy parents together. Classmates from the previous story are back, though with minor roles, and a new character, Gianette the "baddest," is introduced. She is a Creole orphan from New Orleans sent to live with her "grandmother." She captivates everyone with her knowledge of witchcraft, tarot, and the like, and plays a pivotal part in the plot, but is not given as much depth as one might wish for in a character this tantalizing. However, she does enlighten Mikey about the harsher side of life and adds flavor to the story. The book has likable characters, interesting adults, and honest situations. Margalo's mother and stepfather offer a foil as good and loving parents to their brood, as Mikey's family disintegrates. A rebelliously entertaining tale.--Susan Oliver, Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System, FL

Product Details

Gardners Books
Publication date:
Bad Girls Series
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Known for her powerful young adult realistic fiction, Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal for Dicey’s Song, the second book in the acclaimed Tillerman series. Many of the books in the seven-part Tillerman series have garnered awards, including Homecoming, A Solitary Blue, and The Runner. She is also the author of the Kingdom series, The Bad Girls series, and many other stand-alone books.

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Bad, Badder, Baddest 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Flipper_Dipper More than 1 year ago
the book under is better
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW!! hahahaha okay this is kinda gay but im doing it anyway just to annoy u all *ppl who luv reading that they forget about thier real life* Example: Zozo Zmaili...haha jk!! don't take this serious zozo...u knw how i joke around with ya!! hahaha lol!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a story about two girls named Mikey, and Margalo, who made their mark as bad girls in the first book. When Mikey finds out her parents want to get a divorce, she has other plans. When the 'good girl' routine doesn't work as planned, they decide on something much more drastic, running away. Now they must deal with a snobby girl who is even worse than them, and get away with it, before it's too late.