Review: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

Posted September 20, 2015 in review / 2 Comments

Review: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael AllenThe Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen
Published by HarperCollins on June 16th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 368
Source: Edelweiss
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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.

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book made me go all WOOOHOOO, GIRL POWER. HAHA. Because it is. If you totally, absolutely love a book about girl BFFs and friendships, combined together with revenge on a couple of mean jocks, then you’ve picked the right book. This book is about all of that, and so much more.

Four different girls, and with only one common enemy. The mean jocks who everyone always give in to, no matter what crappy things that they did. Ana, Melanie, Liv and Peyton. They are all totally different from each other. Ana and Melanie had been enemies since an unfortunate incident tore them both apart. Ana is more tomboy-ish, and walks around with that don’t-give-a-fuck aura. Melanie, on the other hand, is one of the popular cheerleader. The kind of girl who every jocks want to date. Liv is basically my FAVORITE character. She’s spontaneous and impulsive. Hyper and she always wants to do the most craziest stuffs. Peyton is by far, I think, the most innocent one. She’s just shy and quite. And she’s had her self-esteem crushed by one of the most idiotic guy ever.

This book has its funny moments, but there are some scenes that will make you bawl your eyes out. Each girl has their own reasons for wanting to take revenge on the jocks, but the most saddest and heartbreaking one would be Ana’s story. I cried a couple of tears every time I got to her part HAHA.

Oh oh, this whole book was told from ALL of their point of views so it’s quite cool, because you actually got to understand each and every one of them. I loved how I could connect with each of the characters, even though they are all different. And I love this book because it was all about girl power, like I said at the start.

This book showed that girls have the power to change a situation, if they could all work together. And YES, I would want more books to be like this 😀

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2 Responses to “Review: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen”

  1. Ooh, I have read this one and I just loved it! Definitely some girl power and I love how it was also a lot about friendship and how they all got together for a cause they believed in. They healed each other along the way! The multiple points of view didn’t bother me too much and I just loved how unique each and every one of their characters were <3
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