Paperback, 352 pages

Published April 28, 2015 by Harperteen, HarperTeen.

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3 stars (1 review)

Jesse, Vicks, and Mel, hoping to leave all their worries and woes behind, escape their small town by taking a road trip to Miami, in a story told in alternating voices.

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3 stars

How to Be Bad is a fun road trip story about three girls who appear very different from the outside but bond over a few days on the road. Complete with mishaps, falling out and one break-in to meet an alligator. I liked the little snippets of Florida, as Vicks works through her book of roadside attractions, and it will put you in the mood for a road trip of your own.

I was really excited to read split perspectives written by different authors. On the one hand, their style is similar and the chapters mesh together really well. However I was hoping for the characters’ narratives to be more distinct. Their personalities are very different but their voices were pretty much the same, and on a few occasions I got mixed up about who was narrating.

Mel is the quiet, naïve rich girl who is new to town and …