How to Create a Burn Book

If you have seen the movie "Mean Girls", you know that the girls have a book called the "Burn Book". A burn book is an extremely bad idea in most cases. Not only could you lose friends, but if people find it, they could/will hate you. If you've seen Mean Girls, you know what happens, and it's not pretty. A burn book is like writing a diary. Instead of writing things about yourself, you write mean things about people who are supposed to be your friends. This can be an outlet of your anger. Some can be lies and some can be secrets that you know about someone.


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    Buy yourself a cute notebook. It could be pink like the one seen in Mean Girls, but if you're not into that color you could also buy one in pastel shades. This will be your Burn Book.
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    Decorate it. Make it beautiful and attractive. If you want the original Burn Book look (from Mean Girls) cut out funky magazine letters and glue them into your title. Make lipstick kiss marks on the front - you could either buy stickers of lip marks or if you don't mind you could always put on red lipstick and actually kiss the book to make a mark. Finally, doodle random words in the corners like 'backstabber' and write quotes like 'only the strong survive'.
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    Add content. If someone really gets on your last nerve, add them to the book. To do this, get a photo of them and get a marker pen. Glue them in and let out your feelings.
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    Hide it. If anyone finds it - like snooping parents, siblings, etc - you're going to be in big trouble. Don't use easy hiding places like under the bed. You need to be secretive and creative. You could always take the dust cover off (the paper cover set over the cloth one underneath) of a hardback book, wrap it on the Burn Book and put it on your bookshelf or in a cupboard.
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    Have a cover plan if you're caught. Say that you found it and were going to hand it in to the school or something plausible like that. A good way to make this even more believable is putting an entry for yourself in the book. Just don't make the handwriting recognizable and remember you did it yourself.
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    Put stuff about you in it too so if you get caught, you will probably be off the hook!
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    If you do get caught and they start to question you are you don't feel right about it just be honest you would have a better chance and not get in as much trouble.


  • Use your favorite colors that would match with a burn book. Some examples could be pink and black, tan and brown, or purple and pink.
  • Just because it says supposed-to-be-friends doesn't mean you can't put stuff about your enemies in. Go all out nasty.
  • Don't tell someone you are making a burn book then change what you are doing, people will get suspicious.


  • Never bring it to school, or else you might be caught with the burn book.
  • If you're going to make one, be prepared to get caught.

Things You'll Need

  • Blank book or scrapbook (a normal book works better)
  • Yearbook
  • Pictures of the person/people you are hating
  • Markers
  • Stickers or magazines (optional)
  • Sharpie
  • Glue stick
  • Decoration for cover
  • Funny looking pictures, etc.
  • Tape
  • Camera

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Categories: Diary and Secrets