Review: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen Review

Type: Stand-Alone
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Date Published: June 16, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Paperback // Library
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Summary: 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.


I thought that it was an amazing read. If you guys don't know already, I really enjoy reading revenge stories so that is one of the reasons that drew me into this book in the first place. Four unlikely girls teaming up to get revenge on the football team? Sign me up! Liv, Peyton, Melanie Jane, and Ana came up with a plan to teach the football team a lesson for their tyrannical ways. 

Each of the girls have different reasons for getting back at the football team and that was my favorite aspect of the book. Liv got dumped by her long-time boyfriend because the team thought that she was a slut, Melanie Jane got dumped because she is not willing to lose her virginity, and Ana's friendship with Melanie Jane was torn apart by the football captain. All of these girl's misery were cause by the football team and they will do anything to get back at them.

Although it was about revenge, there is also a strong sense of friendship and family entertwined together. While trying to complete the list of things they have to do, the girls each bonded with each other. We get to see how each character develop along the way and see how they deal with their problems whether it's their internal struggles or family problems. 

Overall, it was defintely a thrilling read for me and it was filled with a lot of drama.This story highlights what it's like to be a tennager and dealing with stereotypes and bullying which I love so much about this book. However, I felt like it was too much for me to take in at once so it was kind of hard for me to get into and I have to put it down a couple of times because of that.

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