The Accidental Bad Girl - 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