Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan

FEATURING


High School Drama
Date Rape
Slut-Shaming
Drug Dealers
Social Media Mystery

and eventually...

Owning Your Mistakes & Your Accomplishments
Real Friendship
Undercover Cops & Take Downs
With Audio Performed by Julia Knippen


LINK TO SYNOPSIS (AUTHOR'S WEBSITE)


MY RATING⇢ 4 STARS | GRADE B+



MY THOUGHTS


On the outside, this feels like a vapid high school drama, with a dose of forced drug dealing.  You might even pass it up because of this.  But, you should give it a chance because it might just surprise you.  For the first half it felt just like all that to me...what with her incredibly lax parents and her shitty so-called friends...but it does eventually go somewhere. 

With a little mystery, and the tackling of some tuff issues, including slut-shaming, date rape & rape culture, and by the end, even her parental units step it up a bit.  Ultimately, it had a fairly good overall message and it surprised me how much I ended up liking it.

Narration by Julia Knippen was effortlessly executed, and this would make an excellent movie, too.  It actually reminded me of the movie Easy A.



THE BREAKDOWN⇢  


Plot 4/5
Narration Performance 5/5
Characters 4.2/5
The Feels 4/5
Pacing 4/5
Addictiveness 4/5
Theme or Tone 4.2/5
Flow (Writing Style) 4/5
Backdrop (World Building) 4/5
Originality 4.2/5
Ending 4.2/5 Cliffhanger Nope.
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Book Cover Love it!
Setting Brooklyn, NY
Source Audiobook (Library)
Length 9 hours, 36 minutes

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