Title: Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood
Author: Eileen Cook
Reading Level: Young Adult
Received From: Publisher
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.
With high school looming on the horizon, Helen wasn’t worried. She has her best friend Lauren and that’s all she needs. Lauren had other plans. She wants to be popular so if that means dumping her best friend and spreading terrible lies, so be it. But for Helen it revenge!
I really loved Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook! I try not to start off my reviews by saying that but I had to! It was a witty and intelligent tale of what revenge and popularity can do to people. It was also scandalous but still had a great message in the end.
Lauren was definitely one of those girls. You know, we all had one in high school. The one girl that just makes life a living hell for you. There’s a little of Helen in all of us I think. The only difference is Helen goes out and gets her revenge. She doesn’t just sit around and think about it. If you are not sure about reading this book, then read it just for the revenge tactics that Helen uses. They are genius! I would have never thought of them in a million years but they would work perfectly on any mean girl.
Overall, Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood was a fun quick read that I recommend to everyone that didn’t like high school. I will definitely be reading more by Eileen Cook. 4 Stars!