Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes and three girls secretly plotting revenge. Read more...
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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 unlikely 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."
- ISBN-13: 9781442440753
- ISBN-10: 1442440759
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: September 2012
- Page Count: 368
- Reading Level: Ages 14-UP
Series: Burn for Burn
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-07-30
- Reviewer: Staff
Set on fictional Jar Island, this first collaboration between Han (We’ll Always Have Summer) and Vivian (The List) follows three teenage girls bonded by a chilling quest for revenge. Popular Lillia is angry with her friend Alex, who spent the night with her 14-year-old sister after a party; tough girl Kat wants to sting her former friend Rennie, who has been spreading lies about her for years; and Mary, newly back on the island, is obsessed with the school quarterback, who humiliated her five years ago. Although they aren’t friends, the girls promise to work together in all three acts of revenge. Each girl narrates, flashing back to memories of betrayal and describing their pranks, which escalate from distributing Alex’s private writing to drugging another target. First in a planned trilogy, this fast-moving book offers an atmospheric setting and enough drama to captivate readers as they decide whether revenge is ever justified. The authors leave many unanswered questions, including the nature of a supernatural subplot that distracts somewhat from the book’s focus on retribution, guilt, and status. Ages 14–up. Agent: Emily Van Beek, Folio Literary Management. (Sept.)