Thursday, 18 June 2015

The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
The Revenge Playbook
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

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.

The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Revenge Playbook(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“We started something. And we’re going to finish it. We will steal that football. We will have our revenge. And we will change this town.”

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This was a story about a group of 4 girl’s verses the football team at their school.

I felt really sorry for the girls in this book. Melanie Jane got dumped because the football team wouldn’t let her boyfriend date a girl who wanted to save her virginity for her future husband.

“We could compromise. Just let me tell the guys we’ve had sex,” he says. There’s so much pressure on me.”

Liv got dumped because the football team thought she was a slut, which wasn’t a good reputation for a football girlfriend.

“We all know Liv Lambros is a gigantic whore. What we need to know is that our man Trevor is going to do something about it.”

Ana was drugged and sexually assaulted by a member of the football team, and nobody cared because he was such a great football player, and Peyton was just generally sick of the football players getting special treatment with their grades.

“Everyone knows fat girls don’t have feelings because their blubber insulates them, so just dump her and get it over with.”

The storyline in this was about the girls trying to get revenge on the football team, by completing their scavenger hunt before they did, and stealing their lucky football. I have to say that I didn’t really find this part of the story all that interesting though. I liked the bits about the girls problems, but the actual dare stuff was a bit boring. I was also a little unsure why the girls thought this was such a great idea anyway? Why did they think that completing the scavenger hunt/dares first would really make all that big of a difference?

“I picture us holding that precious football, Weston having to walk onto the field naked at Homecoming, and I grin.”

There wasn’t a lot of romance in this, but there were a couple of sweet moments. This story was mostly about the break-ups caused by the football team though.

“My girlfriend’s not a slut. So, I’m just going to keep dating her because I’m kind of in love with her :)”

The ending to this was pretty good, and I was glad that things seemed to work out okay.
6 out of 10

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