For this week's If You Like -- which, as always is hosted by the amazing Reclusive Biblophile -- our theme is....
And not just revenge in general. Revenge the TV show. A lot of my friends had been trying to get me to watch the show. Telling me it's exactly the kind of thing I'd love. But I hesitate to take on new shows because I have to save time for reading.
Then I had a slow week, so I started watching episodes online. I'm totally hooked!
But, in any case, the show is based on The Count of Monte Cristo. That book (a classic I haven't read) is about a man who is falsely imprisoned, then escapes, amasses a fortune, and goes about seeking his revenge on everyone he holds responsible.
So ... YA books like that? I can't think of a whole lot of YA books that deal with revenge. Most themes in YA books are about self-discovery, independence, self-esteem, first love, etc.
Here are the books I thought of. Clicking on linked titles will take you to the book's Goodreads page.