Review: How To Be Bad by Myracle, Lockhart & Mlynowski

Book: How To Be Bad
By: Lauren Myracle, E. Lockhart & Sarah Mlynowski
Edition published: 2015
By: Hot Key Books
Goodreads description: 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.
My rating: /5
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I loved this book.

I think it should actually be renamed to How To Be Freaking-Badass Awesome.


“I can’t believe she actually said, ‘We have a no-violence policy in the Jolly Roger.'” Mel giggles as we get into the elavator.
“We got thrown off a pirate ship!”
“I know!”
“Jack Sparrow, you are my kin!” I cry.
“We are so badass,” says Mel, wiggling.

Jesse, Mel and Vicks are just so amazing.

And E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle & Sarah Mlynowski are so freaking-badass awesome for writing it.

I think freaking-badass awesome is going to be a new couple of words in my dictionary, due to this book.

The girls in this book are so sassy but so lovable, it’s just so amazing. I love the positivity they give to each other, and themselves.

I love their undying, bomb-proof friendship. Yeah, everyone disagrees and everyone has little arguments, but Jesse & Vicks do more than anyone. But they’re also closer than many best friends are.

This is a great, mostly lighthearted easy read with some amazing lessons behind the words. It teaches you how to tolerate other people’s opinions and actually learn from them. It teaches you that not all is bad in the world, but not all is good either, and that’s alright.

And the thing closest to my heart? It teaches you that even though long distance relationships are so freaking tough, they’re definitely not impossible. With enough love and a lot of unbreakable bomb-proof-ness, it’s completely possible.

Especially when you have the right friends by your side.

I could also really relate to Jesse, Vicks & Mel. My friendship with Emma, owner of The Book Crunch, is similar in some ways. It’s sort of like Mel, Jesse & Vicks all mixed up and with less arguments.

Overall, this book is a must-read and must-have for teenage girl readers. It’s fun, lighthearted and very badass, but with more lying beneath the surface than I expected.

It’s actually a life lesson.

And before I go…this book needs to be made into a movie. It would be awesome. Freaking-badass awesome.


May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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