The Revenge Playbook
by Rachael Allen
Release Date: June 16th 2015
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.
I received an e-ARC from the publisher via Edelweiss.
Looking for a fun summer read that will leave you with warm fuzzies? The Revenge Playbook is a hilarious novel with a twisty plot told in multiple perspectives. It is all about girl power and is sure to engage the reader with its message.
The plot of The Revenge Playbook is a whirlwind of events that will keep readers in anticipation. It follows four girls, Liv, Peyton, Melanie Jane and Ana as they rush to complete a list of dares in a competition with their school’s football team. Watching the characters make fools out of themselves as they do things like hug a biker and the egg-on-a-string prank is so entertaining! The storyline is so unpredictable, which will keep the reader on the edge of their seat.
I really enjoyed how The Revenge Playbook incorporates the perspectives of each of the main characters. It is really enlightening to read each girl’s opinion concerning the same event. For instance, when an argument ensues, the reader is privy to both sides of the story. Allen gives her readers a deeper understanding of important events through the use of different character point of views in this novel.
This book is all about girl power. The main characters seek revenge on their ex-boyfriends and the school football team by completing a set of dares faster than them. While completing dares, the girls become better friends and show readers that girls can do anything boys can. Reminiscent of a revengeful Taylor Swift song, the girls band together after being wrongly shamed for different reasons. The Revenge Playbook is definitely a book that promotes the empowerment of girls.
Fans of Rachael Allen’s other book, 17 First Kisses, will not be disappointed with The Revenge Playbook. It contains laugh out loud moments as a group of teenage girls vow to take down a football team. It is a pretty quick read that is perfect for a relaxing summer day.
Rachael Allen lives in Atlanta, GA where she’s working furiously on her PhD in neuroscience. When she’s not doing science or writing YA, you can find her chasing after her toddler and her two sled dogs. Her debut YA novel 17 FIRST KISSES, is forthcoming from Harper Teen. Rachael may or may not have had 17 first kisses…luckily she doesn’t kiss and tell.