Friday, 12 June 2009

A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone

From Amazon: Josie, Nicolette and Aviva are three very different girls who all meet the same bad boy with an irresistible knack for getting into their blood and under their skin. Each is sure that she can keep a cool head, but how much are they really in control?

Although this book is short and easy to read, it's beautifully written and very hard to put down. Told in verse, it's the story of 3 very different girls, who all end up falling for the same bad boy.

Josie, Nicolette and Aviva are as opposite as characters can be, though they all experience a similar heartbreak, and learn something about life and love in the process. I love the sisterhood they eventually form, and the way they all support each other with the help of Forever by Judy Blume. It just goes to show that boys don't affect us as much as they'd like to think they do, and with the help of friends and family, a broken heart can be fixed and learned from.

Bad boys will, unfortunately, always exist, and A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl is a brilliant eye-opener of a book. It deals with pressure, sex and that overbearing feeling of unease when you realise he's just not going to call. It does include some sex scenes and references, but none of them bothered me, and all were tastefully written and essential to the story.

I'd recommend this book to any and every girl out there. It won't dissuade you from going after a bad boy, but it will show you that even they can have a positive effect on your life. You may not thank them for how they treated you, but you'll thank them for making you that little bit wiser.

10 comments:

Luisa said...

This is a fantastic book - one of my all-time favourites. Great review, and I really agree with you.

Jo said...

Awesome review, Jenny! This is such an amazing book! :) I love it!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I loved this book too. I read it in about an hour!

Kate said...

Lovely review!
This sounds like a brilliant read. I had misinterpreted the title I think. I thought that it was about changing the bad boy. Thanks for an amazing review!

Emily said...

Hmm, interesting. I would never have picked this up on my own. So thanks!

Thao said...

I just read this one last week. Definitely a book for every girl out there, a really new kind of view on how a bad boy can be good for girls :D

~The Book Pixie said...

This sounds really good! So going on my TBR list! Thanks for posting this review. :)

Charley said...

I like the title.

a flight of minds said...

I've heard a lot of great things about this book recently. I'm going to have to get this book somehow to read since your review makes it sound really good. :) Thanks for the amazing review!

- Alex

Laina said...

Oh, the UK cover of this is so much more gorgeous than the US one.