Title: The Bad Girls' Club
Author: Kathryn O'Halloran
Published: December 22nd 2012
Page Count: 256
Shelf: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Imogen wants to get laid but how can she be a bad girl until she loses a few kilos and gets her body into order?
Beth is happy to be a bad girl - so long as no one else finds out and so long as she is in control.
Juliette’s not really sure what she’s doing there, but it sure beats another Saturday night gaming with her geek boyfriend.
They band together to form the Bad Girls Club, a support group for recovering nice girls, and through a series of brazen dares, push the limits of their sexuality.
But are the girls ready to finally take the final leap that will have them branded as bad girls for real? To save the club, and each other, they each have to publicly acknowledge their darkest secrets.
The Bad Girls’ Club – it’s about sex, it’s about dares but most of all, it’s about friendship.
Not only is this book very well written but O’Halloran has an unbeatable storyline that is so different from anything I’ve ever read yet completely based in real life. O’Halloran doesn’t depend on the supernatural or on overly fairy-tale-esque events. She takes things that happen to real people and weaves them together in a heart-warming and hilarious series of events. O’Halloran backs these events up with well-rounded descriptions of scenery and events without bogging her readers down with long, drawn out narrative lulls.
Best of all was how real the characters were. I absolutely loved them. They were so real, so open, and so funny. I wanted to meet them in person and join their club. They are three very different individuals, brought together through a common acquaintance who come to realize that true friendship transcends these differences. They also grow as individuals, realizing that stereotypes and prejudices can hamper them in their personal lives. These characters are also very well developed. O’Halloran walks a brilliantly fine line in their development. You find out all about them, without getting hampered down in unnecessary details.
While making you laugh out loud, this book really makes you stop and think about your life. It makes you contemplate stepping out of your comfort zone and finding the real you. It also makes you realize how important good friends and a good book are.
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