The Beginner's Guide to Revenge

Marianne Musgrove

The Beginner's Guide to Revenge
Random House Australia
1 August 2012

The Beginner’s Guide to Revenge

Marianne Musgrove

Shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2013

Two friends. One book of revenge. Zero consequences?

As a soldier’s daughter, Romola’s been to six schools in eight years, always having to make new friends a 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 the score. But once that big old ball of revenge starts rolling down the hill, there’s not an awful lot they can do to stop it a or is there?


Young teens Romola and Sebdon’t have their dads athome. Romola’s is a soldierin Afghanistan, and Seb’s isjust AWOL from his family,his place about to be filled bya new man.

Seb can’t handleit and wants to get his ownback. When Romola’s plans for a fresh startat school are scuppered by a mean girl, shegets a taste for revenge too. But where will itend?

The dual narrative works brilliantly andreaders will love Romola and Seb and theirgenuine, platonic relationship. A movingread for sophisticated ages 9 and up.

[[emily-gale-staff-pic]] Emily Gale

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