Review: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
Publication Date: June 16th 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Point of View: 1st Person, Feminine & Alternative
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Contemporary, Vengeance, High School, Love, Friendship


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.

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. Continue reading