Whew. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl is STEAMY. Steamy and excellent.
It's a verse novel, told from the perspective of three different girls who are duped by the same Bad Boy. The girls, Josie, Nicolette and Aviva, all make very different choices in regards to how they handle the unnamed senior.
A copy of Judy Blume's Forever figures in heavily:
If would be nice
if there was some manual
some little book where a girl could look up
what to do
what not to do
and who not to do it with.
I'm not sure how Stone managed to seamlessly blend a celebration of young love and sexuality with a warning about the dangers of Bad Boys—but she did it, and did it well. Highly recommended for fans of verse novels, teen romances and high school stories.