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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Review: Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook (Also, an update/apology type thing)

 This review is kind of scattered and I'm sorry about that. I've been very busy because swim has started again (♥♥♥), so I need to find a new balance between everything. I expect to get it all together in the next week or so. Meanwhile, just try to bear with me.

Title: Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood
Author: Elieen Cook
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pub. Date: December 26, 2009
Length: 272 Pages
Summary (from goodreads):
Popularity is the best revenge.
In the final weeks of eighth grade, Lauren Wood made a choice. She betrayed her best friend, Helen, in a manner so publicly humiliating that Helen had to move to a new town just to save face. Ditching Helen was worth it, though, because Lauren started high school as one of the It Girls--and now, at the start of her senior year, she's the cheerleading captain, the quarterback's girlfriend, and the undisputed queen bee. Lauren has everything she's ever wanted, and she has forgotten all about her ex-best friend.
But Helen could never forget Lauren. After three years of obsessing, she's moving back to her old town. She has a new name and a new look, but she hasn’t dropped her old grudges. She has a detailed plan to bring down her former BFF by taking away everything that's ever been important to Lauren—starting with her boyfriend.
Watch out, Lauren Wood. Things are about to get bitchy.
My Thoughts: Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood is the classic tale of getting revenge in high school. It's full of the key points to any modern high school revenge story: popularity, backstabbing, and, of course, revenge; but with its own unique twist. It's an engaging read  topped off with great writing, an addictive plot, and lots of humor-there were several times I laughed out loud while reading, something that rarely happens for me.
The first thing that drew me in was the cover. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it because 1.) it fits the story perfectly on so many levels and 2.) I found it incredibly amusing and hilarious. That and the summary (loved it!) had me hooked. I wanted this book so much, and was so happy to have finally gotten it.
I loved the story Eileen Cook created. It was fast paced and never boring, exactly how I thought it would be. Other than being a tad predictable, the plot was wonderful. Helen (or Claire, as she is known by her classmates) wants to make sure Lauren gets what she deserves for what she did to her in eighth grade. When she moves back to her old town and high school, Helen decides to get her revenge; And, as she gets closer to Lauren's inner circle, she realizes she's not the only person who thinks Lauren need to be knocked off her pedestal.
Helen was a good character. I loved watching her grow and change as a person. She was smart, funny, realist, and managed to get it together after the horrible incident in eighth grade (which I admire her for).
**Edit. I forgot to mention how much I loved Helen's revenge plans. They were HILARIOUS.

4 Moons


  1. I've been skeptical about this book, but I think I'm going to get it :) Great review!

  2. Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood looks like a fun read. I'm glad to see that you liked it.

  3. It looks really good. And really funny! I'll have to check it out!

  4. i've never heard of this book by it makes me want to read it!! such a fun book blog, there needs to be more of these~ i'm your newest follower! :)

    Little Lady

  5. Thanks Brittany! I'm glad you like the blog :)


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