Burn for Burn

Burn for Burn

eBook - 2014
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Payback is paradise in this start to a trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Jenny Han and 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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014
ISBN: 9781442440777
Characteristics: c
Additional Contributors: Vian, Siobhan

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Jul 27, 2020

Is there a sequel to this book?

Jul 13, 2020

Lillia, Kat, and Mary have completely different stories and they unexpectedly stumble upon each other. One thing that they have in common is that they all want the same thing, revenge. The three of them team up to teach their enemies a lesson.

The plot is interesting and the characters are all very distinct. The story takes many twists and turns and you never know who’s side you should be on.

Jul 31, 2019

This was one of the best books I’ve ever read! Definitely 5/5 stars! I recommend it for everyone, especially fans of Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series and The Summer I Turned Pretty series. I was not able to put this book down, and finished it in one sitting! This book, written by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, is about 3 girls who come together to get revenge on their enemies. It is what I’ve always dreamed of doing to my enemies. Reading what the girls went through tore me apart, but when I heard their plan for revenge, and saw the outcome, it was just genius! This was a very quick read, and I can’t wait to read the sequel, Fire with Fire, to find out what happens next! @Dolphin05 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Mar 22, 2019

Teens who like books chock full of teen soap-opera level drama will have fun with this novel set in alternating POV chapters. I chose to read it because I'm a fan of Jenny Han's To All the Boys I've Loved Before...this is not a readalike for that. Warning: it doesn't stand on it's own, the story arc will (presumably) culminate in subsequent installments.

Feb 04, 2019

I thought this book was going to be a cliche awful book because of some of the reviews that I read but it suprized me. The book had a lot of substance and intriguing plot twist. All in all very good book highly recommended.

Mar 02, 2016

1st book

Jan 12, 2016

Burn for Burn takes place on a small American island called Jar Island. It is about three girls, seniors in high school, who have been deeply hurt and are seeking revenge on their enemies.

Lillia, wants to get revenge on her so-called “best friend” Rennie, who has mistreated her for a long time. Throughout the book I began to hate Rennie for all the horrible things she did and the way she acted to people who respected her and treated her as if she was a Goddess.

Kat’s story is more typical as she wants to get back at a boy who she made the mistake of caring for. She also wants to hurt Rennie for treating her horribly all throughout high school.

Finally there’s Mary, who is more damaged than any of the others. She was also hurt, by a boy, long ago and it changed her life forever.

Lillia, Kat and Mary get together and plan to help each other get their revenge.

I liked this story because it wasn’t the typical teenage revenge she-slept-with-my-boyfriend type of story. The authors backed up each character’s hate with a legitimate reason from their past. Also, the girl’s schemes were very entertaining and funny.

I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a fun read. I also recommend continuing the series.

Apr 27, 2015

I'm always game for a good teenage-girls-seeking-revenge novel. I've found that when men seek revenge people will be "wow, he is so complex" but when teenage girls seek revenge we're just overemotional. That being said, I was hoping for a straightforward vengeance story with a sense of justice upon completion, for I hadn't realized this was a series when I started. I did enjoy it greatly, despite being surprised by the course of events, but I have great hope for the sequels. It was extremely entertaining and real and it made me despise Reeve with all my heart. The interactions between the girls were gripping and well written. Overall, very good.

JAMES REBEIRO Mar 31, 2015

rosy said that most probably ginga is parent, scientist, and a lyricist. she finds things better, and sayin a mode should be made for all of us.
she is delightful and normal. she is very abs to earth and nouty for bad people of this earth. that is all for every one.

Rocksta Mar 29, 2015

This book is soooooo ADDICTIVE!! i literally finished it in like 4 days

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Dec 02, 2012

Teenage girls taking revenge, I wouldn't want to piss them off or get in their way. This book centers around three teenage girls from a small island in the US. Each of the girls is from a different "clique" and each has different reasons why they want revenge. Kat, used to be popular and best friends with Rennie, before Lillia came to town permanently. Rennie decided that once high school was around the corner that she wanted to be popular and to rule the school, Kat wasn't too into the idea but was willing to go along with it, till the two girls got into a huge fight and Rennie refused to forgive Kat. Lillia and her money took Kat's place in Rennie's life. Kat being sick of Rennie and all that she now is seeks revenge on her, to put her in her place. Lillia moved permanently to the island just before high school, but her family would vacation on Jar Island before they moved there permanently as Lillia's family is very rich. What could Lillia have go so wrong in her life that she seeks revenge? Worried about one of her best friends making moves on her little sister she seeks revenge on him to put him in his place. Mary has returned to the island after being gone for years due to a tragic experience. She is unable to overcome her feelings and fears from this and wants to wrong the right, but did not think of revenge as the way to do it till Kat brings it up when they accidentally meet one night, the same night that Kat and Lillia were meeting up to discuss revenge. Can Mary bring herself to tell the other of the real problem? Can these girls each tell each other their real problems and reasons behind the revenge and what they seek to accomplish? Will the revenge work? Will they get caught? Will it work? So many questions and so many ways to go about their revenge, but what will have the most impact and how can they go about their daily lives as normally as possible to make it seem like nothing has changed?


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