Burn for Burn
by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Published: September 18th 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Series: Burn for Burn #1
Source: Through Pulse It for review
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 rumours, 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.
*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
Big girl don't cry.. they get even.
How amazing is that?! I dreamed about something like that even when I was a little girl! Seriously, who doesn't dream about getting your sweet, sweet revenge? So this definitely was a book I wanted to read!
Three girls, Kat, Lillia and Mary, feel they've been treated wrong. But thanks to Kat's great idea, they decide to get even. And that's why I just love Kat! She drinks and smokes and is pretty much considered white trash. She has a big mouth and has some huge problems with the popular kids, but she has a heart in the right place. Her mother has passed away, so it's just her brother and father, so no wonder she acts like one of the guys!
All I wish for her is to be happy. And no surprize, I wish things would work out with her and the guy she was hooking up with, no matter how complicated things are.
Lillia.. meh. Just a bit. She's a princess everyone loves and her life is filled with unicorns and puppies. Okay, not really, but her main problem is a bad best friend.
And then there's Mary. Everything else, even Lillia, fits the book perfectly. Together they create a great story about revenge. That idea I loved. But then Mary came along and.. I'm convinced she must be crazy, because there's no other way she fits the story. That's why I couldn't give this 4 cupcakes, like I originally thought.
It's as if one author wrote everything else, and the second one wrote things about Mary. She just doesn't fit. Especially, since there's the whole paranormal thing going on. That's the main reason why I think she's just plain crazy. She definitely had some mental issues in the past, so I think that's the best, and only, explanation.