How to Be Bad

How to Be Bad

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Overview

How to Be Bad by Lauren Myracle, E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski

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 get the heck out of their nowheresville town, even just for the weekend. So they climb into Jesse's mom's "borrowed" station wagon and head south.

Hearts will be broken, friendships will be tested, and a ridiculously hot stranger could change the course of everything.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061284243
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/21/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lauren Myracle has written many books for tweens and teens, including the bestselling Winnie Years series and the Flower Power series. She lives with her family in Colorado, and she thinks life is the most magical adventure of all.

E. Lockhart is the author of many YA novels, including We Were Liars and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. She was voted worst driver in her senior class in high school.

Sarah Mlynowski is the bestselling author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have); I See London, I See France; Don’t Even Think About It; Think Twice; Milkrun; Fishbowl; Bras & Broomsticks; the Whatever After series; and more. Her books have been translated into twenty-nine languages and optioned to Hollywood. Sarah was born in Montreal but now lives and writes in New York City. Visit her at www.sarahm.com and find her everywhere @sarahmlynowski.

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How to Be Bad 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read at first i got the sample but i just had to get the whole book. Iam a teenage girl so i can really relate to this book. Loved it so much hopefully you will love it as much as i did
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is EXPCETIONAL!!! As a teen myself, i found Jesse, Mel & Vicks really relatable. Each of the girls is very diffrrent but they decide to go on a roadtrip to see Vicks boyfriend. However, their plans get sidetracked as hitchhikers, parties, natural disasters & the hope to get along happen along the way. Jesse is the Christian girl who hides a life-altering secret, Vicks is the tough, I-dont-care-what-you-think attitude & Mel is the shy, new rich girl who doesnt have any friends. All in all this book is EXCEPTIONAL & I HIGHLY RECCOMEND!! A MUST READ!!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I began to read ths book I wasn't sure if I would like it. But as I began to read I found the book to be interesting,realistic, and it just pulls you in. My favorite character was Jesse because she is the one I can relate to the most, not because she is very into god and religion; but because in a way she was the more serious one, she recycled cans during a party and also keept her crush on Penn to herself.Overall I loved reading this book. However the ending kind of left me hanging. Maybe is just a personal preference but I like the books that I read to be throughout. This means that when I read a book I want to know what happens to the characters at the end of it. Unless this book is a first of a series which I don't know and don't think it is, I would have liked some answers to the questions that I had while finishing this book. What does Jesse tell her mom? How does her mom respong?Why does Penn always act like Jesse doesn't exist? What will happen with Mel and Marco?
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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. She wants more than anything to tell Vicks, for they share everything, but hasn't been able to bring herself to do it.

Vicks is trying to not be a needy girlfriend. Her boyfriend has left for freshman year of university and has barely contacted her in the two weeks he's been gone. She misses him terribly and is convinced he's fooling around with a hot college girl.

Mel's family has just moved to Florida from Montreal, Canada. Florida is an entirely different world to her. She is reserved and lives in the shadow of her popular older sister. She desperately wants to break out of her shell, but doesn't know how. She hopes some of Vicks' outgoing personality will rub off on her.

They begin their trip Friday once Vicks gets off work. Jesse takes her mom's car without proper permission, and the three are off. Their adventures bring them to a giant preserved alligator, a cute hitchhiker, a house party with too much alcohol, Disney World, and a few other places along the way.

As will happen when confined with each other for far too long in a way too hot car, tempers flair, emotions erupt, and friendships are solidified.

HOW TO BE BAD is creatively written in alternating chapters by three popular authors. The story flows seamlessly between each chapter, making the reader curious as to which character belongs to which author. The story is emotional, triumphant, and you come away feeling like you've just received a great big hug. Each author is amazing on her own merits, but as a team, they've taken it up a notch and have written a fantastic book. One that every girl and her best friends will come to love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jesse, Vicks, and Mel are all residents of not-so-appropriately-named Niceville, Florida. Jesse is fed up with her mother and just wants to get away. Vicks, the wild one, misses her boyfriend who left for college two weeks ago. Mel is the rich but sweet girl who just wants to make friends. Somehow these three coworkers end up on a weekend road trip. Jesse provides the car, Mel has the cash, and Vicks encourages the spontaneity and excitement. Though the destination is Miami, pit stops and detours will be made, leading them into disasters or unexpected solutions. This road trip will alter their friendships and even the way they view life. Though I have previously read novels by only one-third of the fabulous authors who wrote How to Be Bad, I knew from the first moment I heard that E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle were writing a novel together that their book would be mandatory reading material for me. And I most definitely wasn¿t disappointed. I loved how each chapter was told from one of the girl¿s point-of-view (even though I did get confused a couple of times). Jesse, Vicks, and Mel were each wonderfully crafted and developed I loved how they were so unique and complemented each other. The plot was a perfect mix of romance, friendship and personal issues, emotional realizations, and even physical danger. I really enjoyed the random details too, because it made the story all the more realistic. If I had one problem with How to Be Bad, it was that Jesse¿s religious fervor didn¿t always seem to fit with her character until the end of the story. However, this didn¿t diminish the fact that How to Be Bad was simply a fantastic novel. How to Be Bad has a little bit of something for everyone, and I most definitely recommend it. In fact, I enjoyed this book so much that I am motivated to read up on the two-thirds of this author team whose works I have not read yet (Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle, I confess). If you¿ve ever enjoyed a novel by any one of these awesome authors or are up for a great read, then get How to Be Bad. I promise you won¿t regret it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read. Wish it had a better ending though it leaves you hanging for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is definatly for anyone who like humor, romance, and bits of suspence! Very well written. An enjoyab le read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great!!!!! But a little imutre
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iheartLaurenMyacle More than 1 year ago
"How to be Bad" is a wonderful book, full of friendship troubles so realistic they make you anxious, boys, and a bunch of background-introducing flashbacks. The book's narration switches off from three girls. Two of them, Jesse and Vicks, are BFFs, but recently, they have been pulling apart, due to family and boyfriend troubles. Then Mel comes along, a new rich girl from Canada. Together, the three of them set out on an unforgettable road trip, rebuilding their friendship, which is now even stronger. This book made me laugh, cry, and get so angry that I wanted to throw my NOOK at the wall.
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mrdarcy3 More than 1 year ago
Three girls, two best friends and one newbie, decide on going on a road trip. The newbie wants to become part of their friendship, but what she doesn't realize is that the friendship is falling apart. Jesse's got a family secret that she hasn't shared with Vicks and it's killing her. She's also trying to make sense of the world through her Christian views. Vicks despises the judgmental part of her best friend and keeps parts of her life hidden because she knows that Jesse will disapprove. Stuck together, the three girls fight, laugh, cry, almost die, and maybe reach the point of all around friendship.
book-wormSR More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book,it was a good just for fun book.I hope you like it the same.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. And not just because it's written by 3 of my favorite authors. I especially love the touch of romance along in the book. Mel has got to be my favorite character.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am totally in LOVE with this book, of course I'm sure it dosnt hurt that these are three of my favorite authors. Mel was definietly my favorite character. Read this book, its absolutley fabulastic!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is soo so so good. Makes me want to go on a road trip!