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A provocative, stimulating and ultimately heartwarming story about three girls on a weekend road trip in Florida, who develop their friendship as the miles tick by. Each chapter is written in the first person by either Jesse (don’t forget the ‘e’), Vicks or Mel. The three very different girls may decide to try a little ‘How To Be Bad’, however at heart, they are three thoughtful, affectionate and quite normal teens, experiencing the difficulties that life occasionally flings in the way and getting by as best they can. The ending rolls to a conclusion far too quickly, leaving an “I want more” feeling, hopefully another novel is on the cards. It’s fascinating to learn in the great ‘extras’ section at the end, how the three authors, Emily Lockhart, Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski decided to write this novel. Recommended for older teens and young adults, this collaboration most definitely works, it results in a funny, warm and fabulously quirky story. ~ Liz Robinson

Liz Robinson

How to be Bad Synopsis

Jesse, Vicks and Mel couldn't be more different. Jesse, a righteous Southern gal who's as thoughtful as she is uptight, is keeping a secret that she knows will change her life forever. Vicks is a wild-child: seemingly cool, calm and collected on the outside, but inside she's furious at herself for being so anxious about her neglectful boyfriend.

And Mel is the new girl in town. She's already been dismissed as just another rich kid, but all she wants is to get over some of her fears and find some true friends.

But for all their differences, the girls discover they've got one thing in common - they're desperate to escape. Desperate to get the heck out of Niceville and discover their true 'badass' selves! Even if it's just for the weekend...

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ISBN: 9781471404849
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471404849
Publication date: 4th June 2015
Author: Emily Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage), Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Emily Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle

E. Lockhart is the author of nine novels, including WE WERE LIARS, THE BOYFRIEND LIST, FLY ON THE WALL and THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS, which was a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of a Cybils Award for Best Young Adult Novel. Visit her online at: emilylockhart.com or on Twitter: @elockhart. Sarah Mlynowski has written novels for adults as well as the New York Times bestselling middle-grade series WHATEVER AFTER. Her YA novels include the MAGIC IN MANHATTAN series: BRAS AND BROOMSTICKS, FROGS AND FRENCH KISSES, SPELLS AND ...

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