Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin
Foul is Fair is the story of a victim of sexual assault exacting revenge on the boys who attacked her, loosely based on Macbeth. When Jade Khanjara is assaulted at a party she doesn’t want to be a victim, she wants revenge. She transfers to St. Andrew’s, a local private school, with the sole purpose of exacting her revenge on the members of the boys lacrosse team that were involved in what happened to her. With the list of boys she wants to take down, one by one they’re killed. But how far is Jade willing to go to get her revenge.
This story dealt with some heavy topics, but the author handled them well. The style took some getting used to for me. The book is told in the first person, but is written from a psychotic teenager’s voice. The lead character and narrator, Jade Khanjara, truly scared me. I was never sure if I could trust her, or any of the characters for that matter.
The plot of this story is dramatic and juicy, by design. At first I wasn’t sure if it would be realistic, but once Jade arrives at St Andrew’s, it becomes clear that that is not the case. It is outlandish and unpredictable in the best way possible. I recommend Foul is Fair to fans of dramatic YA.
Thank you to Wednesday Books and Netgalley for the review copy!