Burn for Burn Book Review

Burn for Burn Review

burn for burn book review


Burn for burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Published by Simon & Schuster

Published on August 6, 2013 ( First published September 18, 2012)

377 Pages

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This was a fun, fast paced read and even though it has its faults I thoroughly enjoyed it.


burn for burn book review

I feel like it is best to go into this novel blind so I won’t say too much on what it is about.

Lillia is the popular girl, Kat is the loner, and Mary the new girl when each girl has experienced an upsetting moment, they seek refuge in the bathroom and this moment is what bonds them together. They begin to meet in secret so that they may get revenge on the people who have wronged them.

burn for burn book review

My Thoughts

I really like how the story was told from each of the girls’ perspective and that they each had distinct voices which didn’t lead to any confusion. Lillia would have to be my favourite character, I just connected to her the most. Even though Lillia was my favourite I did feel like her backstory into why she goes along with the revenge was a little underdeveloped and the thing that happened was swept under the rug. I did also like Kat she is bit of a badass and has a sassy attitude. She is the mastermind behind the revenge plot. The revenge plot in itself is petty but it’s high school so it is to be expected. Some things were easy to predict but there was one aspect to the story that was an unexpected twist. There were some subtle hints throughout but I never picked up on it.

I know some people didn’t like the ending but the cliff-hanger ending didn’t bother me. It was crazy and wasn’t expecting it. I do have the second book so will be picking that up straight away.

This book is by no means original and some of the events that happened were ripped off from elsewhere but something about this book just worked for me and I can overlook those faults. If you are looking for a fun, fast-paced read I recommend this book. I rate it a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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