Friday, July 23, 2010

Review: Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook

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.

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood was a fun read about revenge.
When Helen Worthington has to move back to her old hometown where Lauren Wood, her former best friend, betrayed her, she changes her name to Claire Dantes and vows to destroy Lauren. Throughout the book, Helen obviously lets the revenge get to her head causing her to become more and more like Lauren.

My favorite characters were the minor characters, Christopher and Brenda. They are the only true friends that Helen meets when she is acting as Claire. I loved how Christopher has a vast knowledge of old movies and an all around good guy. Brenda is such a nice girl. I enjoyed how she grew into herself throughout the book. Honestly, I do not think that Helen deservese friends like this especially after how she acted.

I definitely liked how the book ended. I thought it tied up everything nicely. I would definitely recommend it as a summer/beach read since it is a fun and easy read.

Rating: 3.5/5

Swords are for fighting,


  1. I enjoyed the book, but I agree with you about Christopher and Brenda.

  2. I liked this one too & I LOVE that cover. I wanted more Christopher :-)

  3. I want to read this one it sounds cute :) Great review!