The Beginner’s Guide to Revenge

Marianne Musgrove

Woolshed House (Random House)

ISBN: 9781742750866

Published: 01/08/2012

RRP: $15.95

Primary school age.

Reviewer: Kelly McDonald


Romala has changed schools five times. With a soldier for a dad, it is just the way of life. That means Romala has had to make lots of new friends, but also a lot of enemies.


Sebastion’s mum is about to make the biggest mistake of their lives, and Sebastion knows things are going to get real bad, unless he can find his dad and stop it all from happening.


Sebastian and Romala meet by chance, but together they make a pretty good team. So they set off to even the scores, but once their plans of revenge start to unfold, it kind of gets a little hard to stop it.



Marianne has written a delightful story that is full of  dilemmas and some pretty nasty revenge! But it also is a great tale of friendship and making things right. I enjoyed this story. It was well paced and simple to read, and was very honest in the way kids relate to each other… the good and the bad.

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