Shortlist year: 
2013
Shortlist category: 
Children's literature
Published by: 
Penguin Random House

About the book

Book cover- The Beginner's Guide to Revenge by Marianne Musgrove

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 … 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 … or is there?<