Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Burn For Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn
Author: Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Publication: Septmeber 18, 2012
By: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

*Beautiful cover*

BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY...
THEY GET EVEN.

Lillia has never had any problems dealing with boys who like her. Not until this summer, when one went too far. No way will she let the same thing happen to her little sister.

Kat is tired of the rumors, the insults, the cruel jokes. It all goes back to one person– her ex-best friend– and she's ready to make her pay.

Four years ago, Mary left Jar Island because of a boy. But she's not the same girl anymore. And she's ready to prove it to him.

Three very different girls who want the same thing: sweet, sweet revenge. And they won't stop until they each had a taste.

Thank you Netgalley and Simon & Schuster for this ARC. I adore Jenny Han and was really looking forward to this book. (I haven't read any of Siobhan Vivian's previous works but have heard nothing but good things about them!)  After doing so, I am so very thankful to be out of High School! LOL!

One sign of a good book, is how it affects the reader, either in a positive or a negative way. If a book fails to conjure up any kind of emotion then it hasn't done it's "job" in my opinion.  I knew Burn For Burn wouldn't be an easy read but didn't expect it to leave me feeling nauseous and uncomfortable. I can't honestly say that I "liked" it.  However, that doesn't mean it wasn't a good book. Confused much?  Bare with me...

It's really well written and the subject matter is certainly at the forefront of teen society. I liked being able to "see" the story unfold from multiple POV's but the "get even" behaviors really bothered me, possibly more so than the "mean people" ones. I do think this is an excellent example of what NOT to do because there are always consequences to our actions, some of which can have devastating results. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm really excited for this book, it kind of sounds like Pretty Little Liars. I'm interested to see how it will work as a series. Lovr the cover !

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