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Content Review: The Julian Game by Adele Griffin

The Julian Game

This review is based off of an ARC and could change slightly in the final copy.

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (August 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399254609
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399254604


New girl Raye Archer is desperate for a way into the In crowd, so when ice-queen Ella Parker chooses her to get back at her ex, the gorgeous Julian Kilgarry, Raye is more than game. Even if it means creating a fake Facebook identity as “Elizabeth” so that she can learn enough about Julian to sabotage him. While a fun and dangerous thrill at first, what Raye hadn’t counted on was falling for Julian herself—and igniting Ella’s rage.

As Raye works to reconcile the temptress Elizabeth with her real-life self, Ella serves up her own revenge. Now it’s Raye who falls victim, as Ella creates an online smear campaign of nasty rumors and trashy photographs. Suddenly notorious, Raye has to find a way out of the web of deceit that she’s helped to build, and back to the relationships that matter.

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Sexual Content:





-Ella sets up a fight between her ex-boyfriend and another guy, and it happens (not described)

-Some of the high schoolers are bullies and do mean things to people like post things on the Internet, or threaten to “ruin” them etc.

-Some of the girls force Raye and her friend, Natashya into a bathroom where they make Natashya put her fist in her mouth, and laugh at her.


Other Notables:

-Some drinking at a party.

-Raye’s dad and his girlfriend may live together.

-Some kids had tattoos.


Was it any good?

Overall, I did really enjoy it and I finished it in a day, so it was a quick, fun, easy read that had my emotions running the gamut!  Blog Review



7 out of 10