THE REVENGE PLAYBOOK
by Rachael Allen
File Size: 1046 KB
Print Length: 368 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (June 16, 2015)
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
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Don't get mad, get even! 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.
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.
Liv, Peyton, Melanie Jane, and Ana wouldn't be friends under normal circumstances but come together to get revenge on the football team. The boys get away with everything----from cheating to bullying----and there's no way to stop them. Or is it?
Let me start off by saying that this book is so much fun! Scavenger hunt and female power kind of fun. Four young women unite to face their fears and to beat their worst enemies. They stand up to the entire school because they feel like they can make a difference and I loved that. I felt inspired and empowered. It is about standing up to those that take advantage of their power or popularity. I think we can all relate to this.
I love to read about female friendships so this was right up my alley. The way women supported one another in this story was overwhelmingly beautiful and my little raisin heart wishes that friendship stories weren't so rare. This book also includes some diversity so that makes it an instant winner in my opinion. I loved that Rachael Allen discusses sexuality and the way that women are humiliated for exploring it. Also, even though I'm a romance enthusiast, I really enjoyed that friendship was the focal point of the story. I just really loved that they came together to achieve a common goal.
Overall, I don't have a lot of negative things to say about it. Maybe the end felt a little rushed and maybe the different points of view weren't super distinct buuuut I loved everything else too much to care about the little things.