Bad Habits by Flynn Meany
Genre: Contemporary, YA, LGBTQ+, feminism
Hilarious, bold, sparky and surprising, this is the funniest feminist book you’ll read all year.
Alex is a rebel from the tip of her purple fauxhawk to the toes of her biker boots. She’s tried everything she can think of to get expelled from her strict Catholic boarding school. Nothing has worked so far – but now, Alex has a new plan.
Tired of the sexism she sees in every corner of St Mary’s, Alex decides to stage the school’s first ever production of The Vagina Monologues. Which is going to be a challenge, as no one else at St Mary’s can even bear to say the word ‘vagina’ out loud . . .
Bad Habits is such a light-funny-witty read that will make you laugh nonstop.
It starts right off with our main character Alex dangling from a boy’s windowsill… Doesn’t that sound interesting?!… Anyway, Alex (a feminist through and through) wants to get expelled as fast as possible from her strict Catholic boarding school (St Mary’s), she’s tried everything she could think of but none of them worked. Yet, she isn’t giving up hope and will try one more time with a brilliant new idea; staging The Vagina Monologues… at St Mary’s…where no one can even bear to hear the word “vagina”…
I really liked how different the characters are, like Alex is this super rebellious feminist who always goes against the rules whilst her best friend Mary Kate is this hard working A+ student who has big goals for her future. They “blend” together very well throughout the story and they make some really inspiring best friends goals. There are also other characters who you shall meet while reading that I just like…I’m talking about Pat 🙂
The writing style was brilliant, the whole book was very funny and sarcastic ….. I really enjoyed it and I hope you’ll do too!