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#83: Burn For Burn - Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls secretly plotting revenge.

KAT is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend.

LILLIA has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of her guy friends has been secretly hooking up with her, she’s going to put a stop to it.

MARY is perpetually haunted by a traumatic event from years past, and the boy who’s responsible has yet to get what’s coming to him.

None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible.

With an alliance in place, there will be no more “I wish I’d said…” or “If I could go back and do things differently...” These girls will show Jar Island that revenge is a dish best enjoyed together.



  • Kindle: 673 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 18, 2012)
  • ASIN: B006VFZSZ0
  • AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA



Author Bios:
Jenny Han is the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series, Shug, and the Burn for Burn trilogy. She is also the author of the chapter book Clara Lee and The Apple Pie Dream. A former children’s bookseller, she earned her MFA in creative writing at the New School. Visit her at DearJennyHan.com.

Siobhan Vivian is the author of the young adult novel The List, as well as Not That Kind of Girl, Same Difference, and A Little Friendly Advice, and the Burn for Burn trilogy. A former editor for Alloy Entertainment, she received her MFA in creative writing at the New School. She teaches creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh. Visit her at SiobhanVivian.com.


REVIEW:
For those who love stories about getting revenge, this is for you. These characters definitely get retribution, but you have to ask if it was worth it. I'm more the type to let karma mess you up, but still I found this really exciting to read while others exact vengeance. Those girls and their antics, I had to read on to make sure it all turned out alright. At times I was thinking they would get caught, though for these girls in this book, that would have been luckier.
I can see a ton of  teenage girls loving this book, though as a parent of a sixteen year old, I'd be sure to note the drug references on top of the revenge thing. 


4/5

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