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The Revenge Playbook by Rachel Allen

Monday, August 24, 2015

In this poignant and hilarious novel, Rachael Allen brilliantly explores the nuances of high school hierarchies, the traumas sustained on the path to finding true love, and the joy of discovering a friend where you least expect.

Don’t get mad, get even!

In the small town of Ranburne, high school football rules and the players are treated like kings. How they treat the girls they go to school with? That’s a completely different story. Liv, Peyton, Melanie Jane, and Ana each have their own reason for wanting to teach the team a lesson—but it’s only when circumstances bring them together that they come up with the plan to steal the one thing the boys hold sacred. All they have to do is beat them at their own game.

Brimming with sharp observations and pitch-perfect teen voices, fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Mlynowski are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sharp tale—by the author of 17 First Kisses—about the unexpected roads that can lead you to finding yourself.

Goodreads Summary

The high school football team can put a lot of pressure on it's teammates to be with a specific type of girl. The members can turn good guys bad and make them feel like they have to act a certain way to fit in. The same thing exists for the popularity hierarchy in groups of girls. This all makes for a sizzling high school drama titled properly on the subject of revenge.

I like how the book explores boys and girls from all walks of life in the high school age. It brings me back to over a decade ago when I was walking the halls and people watching. You get that feel of raging hormones and how even the smallest things matter as much as if someone murdered your brother. The author captures everything perfectly down to every last "get the last word in" snarky remark. It all adds up to awesome drama that many will love to explore. Take a look, you on't regret it.

3.5 Stars

Reviewed by Chris

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  1. I actually have read this one and I just loved it! I loved all the individual and different characters and even though they were doing something silly like a game there was a lot more meaning behind it, and we got to see them all grow into each other as friendship blossomed.

  1. This is definitely one of those books to read when you need a reminder that high school WAS NOT the best time of your life!