Book Review: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han


Synopsis: 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.

Publication Date: September 18th, 2012

Series: Burn for Burn (#1)

Rating: Image result for three out of five stars

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Pros of the book:

  • A book about getting revenge is awesome
  • A book about friendship between girls
  • Kat is so freaking awesome. She’s literally one of my favorite characters, also there better be more chapters about her in the next chapter especially her family
  • Set in the U.S!
  • There’s some diversity in here
  • So much darkness in this book. This book explores with drugs, smoking, having underage sex, and more. This is what I needed because it happens, instead of doing the “I’m going to choose to ignore these issues since they’re obviously not real”, I hate when books do that. This book explores those issues in teenagers.

Cons of the Book:

  • It felt really straight-forward. There was no deeper substance to it
  • The writing was really choppy. It felt so clunky and out of place
  • The only exciting part of the book was the ending
  • The pacing was really slow a lot
  • There were times that I lost track on what the girls wanted revenge on

Recommendable: Yeah

It had a good decent start to it, which hopefully gets better in the next two books of this trilogy. This trilogy seems to be good so far, and hopefully doesn’t disappoint me.

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