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.
When I first picked up The Revenge Playbook, I didn't really know what to expect. To sum it up, here is my short blurb for the book: Four girls who each have a reason to be angry at the town's so-called 'golden boys'; the star football players, get even by sabotaging an annual team tradition, and find themselves in the process.
It was a solid good book, it was relatable, dealing with real-life issues such as slut-shaming and doube standards in an effective, realistic way. The characters were diverse and realistic, each one had their reasons for doing what they were doing, even the boys on the team! I genuinely felt that I really connected with all of the characters and that it really sold the message it was trying to sell.
The thing is, The Revenge Playbook isn't just a sassy, fun book. There are parts of the storyline which really hit me in the feels. Ana, for example, has a past which isn't all rosy and happy. I had so much heartbreak for her at times and I loved how the plot unravelled for her.
Overall, The Revenge Playbook was a fun and exciting exploration into girl power and the double standards that all girl have to live with and thoroughly enjoyed it. Rachael Allen is definitelu one to watch in the contemporary scene!
Overall Rating: B+
Book released 16th June by HarperTeen
Book received from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review