How To Be Bad is a novel written from the perspectives of three different girls, with each girl’s chapters written by one of the three authors (in the style of, and, in fact, inspired by, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan’s Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist). The three girls are Mel, the new girl in town who’s trying to make friends, Jesse, a very religious girl who’s trying to escape some bad news about her mother’s health, and Vicks, the rebellious, outspoken one, who just wants some answers from her boyfriend, Brady, who has only sent her one text message since going to the University of Miami. The three girls live in a Florida town in the middle of nowhere, and all work at the Waffle House. Over the course of their weekend road trip to Miami, they’ll find out new truths about themselves, their relationships (with each other and with other people), and life in general.
That’s really all I want to say about the plot, as I don’t want to give away too much about their adventures on the road, but, trust me, it’s awesome. This book has serious moments and hilarious moments and lots and lots of very true, honest moments. It’s told in three very distinct voices, but they blend together seamlessly to create on fun, fabulous novel! It’s over three hundred pages, but moves along very well, and felt like a very quick read. How To Be Bad is an absorbing, funny novel that I certainly recommend you read when it’s released in May!