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The Beginner's Guide to Revenge

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Two friends. One book of revenge. Zero consequences?

As a soldier's daughter, Romola has changed school five times, always having to make new friends... and now enemies. Meanwhile, Sebastian's mum is about to make the biggest mistake of their lives, unless Sebastian can find his dad in time to stop her.

Thrown together by chance, these two thirteen-year-olds set out to even
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Paperback, 186 pages
Published 2012 by Woolshed Press
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Duncan Richardson
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A very entertaining read about 2 kids who come together by accident and help each other to solve some of the problems messing up their lives. They're both well-rounded, believable characters who make their own trouble too yet have fun at the same time so that while the book has several serious issues underlining the story, these things add to the engagement rather than slowing it down. It's very thought-and-discussion provoking.
Angel
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
I chose to read this book as the front cover looked interesting, fun, sad and it grabbed me in a little. It had a fascinating blurb. I chose it also because I found that the characters personalities shown in the blurb sort of relate to me and have the same values. I not only chose the book but I explored and tried to understand the information on the book as much as I can on the front and back cover so I would get a better understand before I started. I am expecting that this book will wow me ...more
Ashley
Jan 11, 2013 rated it liked it
The two main characters take turns narrating this story, and almost every chapter opens with a quote about revenge. Romola and Sebastian both have distinct voices and are well developed characters. The conflicts they both face are realistic, making them easy to identify with. They both have fairly obvious lessons to learn, but it's a nice journey to take with them both.

The revenge tactics of the two characters are vastly different, which I liked seeing. I thought Sebastian's tactics were a bit
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Anne Hamilton
Dec 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Four and a half stars.

Sebastian doesn't like his mum's new partner but it only dawns on him that they are considering marriage when he sees his mum trying on an heirloom wedding dress.

Romola's dad is overseas on active duty in the army. She only hears from him occasionally when he can manage to get access to Skype.

She's moved around a lot and finds it hard to make friends. But at her new school, she is chosen to give an ANZAC Day address. It's a pity her latest attempt at friendship involves her
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Engaging. I loved this book!
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