I’m not sure where June has gone! We’re nearly three weeks in and I’ve only now finished my 3rd book of the month, and my 33rd of the 2015 Reading Challenge: ‘How To Be Bad’ by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Again, I didn’t have a relevant category for this novel, so I created #56 A co-authored book.
My Goodreads Review
“‘How To Be Bad’ is a teen road trip story, focusing on three main characters, Jesse, Vicks and Mel, each of whom tells the story from their point of view. The three of them share an unlikely bond, and the road trip stems from individual motivations.
The story follows the issues each girl faces in their personal life, and the effects their private lives have on their friends. There were a good number of adventures throughout the road trip: a drunken party, Disney World and a pirate restaurant, but this book is undoubtedly a coming of age story, in the sense that each character develops and faces their own demons, individually and collectively, thus the adventures are only a part of the story.
As a novel, this book is co-authored by three YA writers: E Lockhart, Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski, who each write from the point of view of a different character. The story weaves together seamlessly between the three, and the reader is able to distinguish between the different voices with ease.”
I did enjoy this book, although at times the same issue was addressed again and again, which became rather repetitive. Furthermore, I didn’t connect with any of the characters until I was approximately halfway through the book – in fact, I found them annoying and immature, though thankfully there was some resolution later in the novel (Mel was my favourite). I didn’t enjoy the book as much as ‘We Were Liars’, the only other book I’ve read by any of the three authors (E Lockhart – which I loved), but it was still a cute contemporary.
#56 A co-authored book – How To Be Bad by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski (6/10)
Twenty-seven down, twenty-three to go. (Thirty-three read)
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