Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood
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 che...more
this book was almostly about this two bestfriends. their names are Lauren wood and Helen. they have been friends for a really long time but, this was one problem b/w them. is that lauren always thought she was away more pretty/smart and all that and Helen was a type of girl that was fat and not as much as Lauren. so...more
Helen Worthington is a middle school student about to enter highschool in Michigan. At the high school orientation pep-rally, a trip to the bathroom takes a turn for the worst when she and her best friend stumble upon the senior prank in action. In an instant she finds herself suddenly and utterly betrayed by her closest friend, and stuck with the name "snitch bi...more
The main character Helen (later called Claire) was emotionally controlled by a prettier, manipulative friend she had since birth until 8th grade named Lauren. Lauren humiliated Helen quite extensively when they were younger. Helen moves away and schemes for years until she is granted the opportunity to move back to her home town during their senior year.
Helen Worthington is a typical best friend clinger who is constantly in the shadow of her social climbing best friend, Lauren Wood. After the senior prank snitching incident, Helen Worthington was framed and branded as a snitch when the truth was that Lauren framed her to get an upperhand for the next year at highschool. Helen's life became hell but when a stroke of luck forced the family to move...Helen siezed the o...more
De todos los clásicos, habidos y por haber… que hay vaaarios, de todos ellos, El Conde de Montecristo es mi favorito, y es que el tema de la venganza… aunque me digan que arderé en el infierno por tales sentimientos, me llama mucho, y es que no creo que haya literalmente hablando estimulante negativo más fuerte que la venganza… muajajaja (si, si, recalcando para los niños y no tan niños que leen esto, que la venganza es mala, mata el alma y la envenena)
No suelo leer novelas Chick lit, y...more
It is hard to say that I enjoyed this book because I do not feel like it is a book that is meant to be enjoyed. It was meant to make the reader think, and I finished the book with a lot to think about. This book would be an excellent book club selection because it is definitely a book you will want to discuss.
For anyone who has been hurt by a friend (or more precisely a former friend), it sometimes seems like Karma is taking too long to balance out or make that person pay fo...more
1. Push Lauren out in front of a speeding dump truck
2. Slather her with BBQ sauce and set a herd of hungry pit bulls on her.
3. Pour honey in her hair and then tie her down on an anthill.
4. Dress her in a bathing suit made out of herring and then push her into shark-infested water.”- page 38
Confession time. I put off reading this for...more
Revenge books are tricky, I have a motto for these books. "Revenge only gets you dead" (Hamlet, Moby Dick are my top revenge books and the main character dies) In this case it almost makes Helen's life worse off than if she would have just...more
I went into this book thinking about how awesome it will be to see the popular girl go down. But by the end of it I just want Helen to mbe herself and forget Lauren. I loved she was able to find herself in the mean time, and really enjoy the life she has made without Lauren.
I really, really loved Eileen Cook's writing. It flowed beautiuflly and I could not put this book down! It was amazingly well written and just an overall, great read....more
The title and cover pretty much explains the plot. Helen and Lauren have been best friends their entire lives. That all changes at the end of eighth grade when Lauren betrays her best friend for the sake of popularity. Helen moves away and returns three years la...more
Getting revenge on Lauren Wood begins at the end of Helen Worthington and Lauren Wood’s eighth grade year. Fre...more
Helen is a great character that just needed to learn that revenge isn’t everything.
She really believed that what she was doing was the right thing and that she was helping other girls who got hurt by Lauren too. I didn’t like Lauren at all. She is spiteful, rude and inconsiderate. And therefore I really wanted to see how she would fall of her pedestal. One thing about being on top of the world is that it g...more
This book took girl-revenge to a whole other level. Lauren Wood, former best friend of Helen, made a complete mess of Helen's last few weeks of eighth grade, and Helen never forgot it. When Helen moved back to town, her detailed plan to take down all that Lauren cared about was in full swing...more
I usually don't like reading revenge type of books. Mostly because I already know what's going to come, and will cringe when the protagonist finally realizes that the whole revenge thing doesn't make her life any better, so she has to try to make things better. But despite the predicabilty, I really liked Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood. Much more th...more
I was never in the in-crowd in high school, althought I wasn't completely on the outs like Helen. However I think all girls at one time or another have been betrayed by a friend. If you haven't consider yourself blessed. Helen is seriously betrayed by her best friend, Lauren Wood in Lauren's attempt to become popular when she st...more
Lauren Wood was Helen’s best friend, until she betrayed and humiliated her in front of the entire school forcing Helen to leave the state and start life fresh. Helen was a quiet girl when she left content with her old black and white movies and not really realising that she was being used by her best friend. But when she returns to her small home town and the high school that hated her before she left, she is a completely different...more
In the overall it was funny, delightfully shallow and occasionally silly. It's a pity that the bes...more
But even when Helen’s vengeful plan is going well and Lauren’s life starts swirling the drain, Helen knows there’s still something’s missing. But what? And why, after three years of reliving her humiliation at Lauren’s hand, isn’t Helen feeling great about getting back at her former friend?
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