CYNTHIA VOIGT. KILEY AND ALI . BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION.
KILEY AND ALI
The book ‘It’s Not Easy Being Bad’ is a genre of Realistic Fiction. The author of this book is Cynthia Voigt. There are only few main characters such as Mikey and Margalo. The setting of this book is a Middle School. Margalo and Mikey wish to be popular but then have the reputation of being “bad girls” when they fight back when the “populars”(a.k.a. Frankie) pick on them. Right after they have this reputation of being “bad”, they have a contest to see who’s most popular by having parties and etc. At the end of my book, Margalo and Mikey find that there was no point of fighting back, having contests to see who’s popular and who’s not and all they needed was each other to get through Middle School.
My critique was that I did not really enjoy this book, it did not hold my attention.
Same: “It’s Not Easy Being Bad” and “Izzy, Willy-Nilly
Both are based on the author’s life in some way.
Both main characters Mikey and Margalo and Izzy gave their best friends in the end.
Both main characters learned a lesson.
Different: Different life story problems: Izzy got in a car crash and had to get her leg amputated. Mikey and Margalo fought about popularity.
Different setting: The setting in “Izzy, Willy-Nilly” was very different from “It’s Not Being Bad” because INEBB had the setting of a middle school & “Izzy, Willy-Nilly” had the setting of a house, a party, a hospital, and school.
Different periods of time: “Izzy, Willy-Nilly’s” time setting was the 1990’s comparedto “INEBB” in the 1970’s.
Who crashed the car while on a date with Izzy?
Who became Izzy’s new best friend?
Who teased Mikey and Margalo?
What made Margalo and Mikey take a break from each other?
A fight. (Of who’s most popular.)
What brought Mikey and Margalo closer at the end?
Realizing they don’t need to be popular.