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
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
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
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.
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
I love when authors successfully write “mean girls” who are realisti...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
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
The first thing that drew me in was the cover. I fell in love with it the mom...more
Revenge is a tricky thing, and Cook wove it perfectly into her sophomore YA novel. Helen was a surprisingly relatable character, and it was easy to see why she had to do what she did. While her actions weren't good, they were understandable. Readers were sucked into Helen's world and hated L...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
I did like Helen’s voice though and the fact that Cook showed that getting revenge may not actually make you happier. Sometimes it’s better to concentrate your energy on yours...more
One of my three reasons why I would recommend this book was because it was very suspenseful. A lo...more
This is much tamer and even more fun. I really enjoyed it.
Surprisingly, I found it hard to put the book down. I wanted to know what would happen and how the story would progress. To be honest, I wasn't please with the ending because I was expecting more. I found the story line interesting because I never really have heard of a chick flick that involves this kid of revenge.
2) What did you like about the book?
I liked how there is a guy (someone Helen has a crush on)in the book. He definitely made the story more int...more
When you first meet Helen, she's still not over the fact that Lauren, her ex best friend betrayed her...more
I love a crazy heroine, I really do. And any girl who, after three years of separation, is still so focused on revenge is obviously not right in the head. I don’t necessarily need to like the protagonist to enjoy a book, but Helen aka Claire of Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood is just too unlikable to handle. It’s obvious from the synopsis alone that we know...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
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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