Book Review: Foul is Fair

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin
Foul is fair by Hannah Capin

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary 

 

 

Rating:
4/5

Synopsis

The Golden boys of St. Andrew’s Prep target Elle for their bullying.  Bent on revenge Elle transfers to St. Andrew’s and plots the destruction of each boy.  

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Review

Wow this book is dark and twisted.  Foul is Fair is quite the revenge novel.  This is not for the faint of heart. It is also sort of fun in a late eighties early 90’s girl power movie.  The story is not super complicated, a teenage girl is sexually assaulted at a party and the girl and her friends plot to kill all the boys involved.  The plot moves very quickly but there are a lot of unbelievable things that happened in this book. Like for example insta-obsession.  

Foul is Fair attacks the male gaze.  It flips the tables, giving women the power to control and manipulate.  All of which I loved. This book is violent and scary and certainly is not for everyone.  I liked that Elle/Jade was strong and vengeful. One thing I didn’t like was the coven. I understand the purpose of them, Jade needed accomplices.  But they didn’t really add much to the story, other than questioning Jade. This did sort of take away from the girl power vibe I was getting. 

Overall, I really liked this book.  But I want to reiterate this isn’t for everyone and while it is  young adult, I would only recommend this for the mature young adult readers. 

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