Monday, January 18, 2010

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook

Characters: 18/20
Plot: 17/20
Originality: 17/20
Writing: 19/20
Recommendation: 18/20
Overall: 89/100 or B
Source: Publisher
Lauren Wood did something horrible, when she betrayed her best friend. In her quest to gain popularity, Lauren blames Helen for narcing out a few seniors, when they do their senior prank. This is in eighth grade. So, she is thrilled to hear that her parents are moving away to New York, which is far away from Michigan. Three years later, Helen is back and she is out for revenge. Helen has a new look and she is now being called Claire. Helen's revenge has a four point plan for what she will do, but she didn't think that she would make a true friend or find a guy that she really likes, in a town that used to hate her.
Helen is an amazing character. I think that we all have a bit of Helen in us. We want to get even for something, but most of the time we don't do anything like it. I found it horrible that anyone would betray their best friend like Lauren. I realized that Lauren was just a bitch and that she was just a horrible person. Brenda was very unique and I really liked her. Christoper was sweet and I loved how he liked old movies, because I love a lot of the "classic" movies. I enjoyed the plot. It was quick and cute. It showed what popularity can do to people. It isn't the most original book, but it was still fantastic. Cook is an awesome writer that knows how to make a good book. I found this book entertaining and overall a good book. I think that you would like this book, if you enjoyed the movie Mean Girls. The revenge scheme is similar.

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