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Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood

by Eileen Cook

Simon Pulse | November 7, 2013 | Hardcover

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
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.

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Praise for What Would Emma Do? by Eileen Cook:

“Sassy and sly and sweet all at the same time, this book made me laugh out loud.” --Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries and Airhead

“Not since Judy Blume’s Margaret introduced herself to God has there been such a funny, genuine, conflicted, wanna-be-sorta-good-maybe-later girl as Emma. Cook’s tone as she takes on the big ones—life, love, faith, and friendship—is pitch perfect.” --Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Midnight Twins and The Deep End of the Ocean

"Smart and fun and full of heart." --Sarah Mlynowski, author of Bras & Broomsticks and How to Be Bad

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 in

Published: November 7, 2013

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416974334

ISBN - 13: 9781416974338

Appropriate for ages: 14

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sometimes Karma needs a little help... I was inspired to read this book for three reasons. 1) Carrie Jones, author of NEED and CAPTIVATE, recommended it on her blog. 2) The cover with the Barbie doll in her back was hilarious. 3) Great title. So, it is true what they say, a great package can inspire even the most well-informed book person to pick up the bright yellow cover and say "gotta read this." I started over lunch and had a hard time putting it down. Eileen Cook is funny, engaging and smart - and if you can make me laugh out loud - which she did - then you have me. The premise: Helen was betrayed in Middle School by her BFF Lauren Wood and she vows revenge. When her family moves away, she spends the next few years plotting and scheming - basically obsessing on how she is going to get her back. When Helen sees her opportunity to return to the small town High School, she begins to put her plan into action. On the way, she finds out that although revenge is supposed to be sweet, innocent people get caught in the middle and that the casualty of war could be her. If you liked the movie Mean Girls, you will really enjoy this book.
Date published: 2010-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A juicy book with meat - must read! Helen Worthington has been wronged. Very wronged. So wronged that after three years away, living on the other side of the country, she’s still looking for revenge on her former best friend. 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? GETTING REVENG ON LAUREN WOOD is a quick, fun read with real, three dimensional characters. I’m not going to lie, this book is a juicy read. Full of scandal, evil frenemy retaliation, boyfriend stealing and high school vigilante justice. But it’s not just guilty pleasure fun; Helen learns a little something along the way with the help of her savvy but hip grandmother, a new friend and the school’s hot bad boy. And who doesn’t love a hot guy to help teach a girl a few things? GETTING REVENGE ON LAUREN WOOD is a great read and the perfect follow up to Eileen Cook’s WHAT WOULD EMMA DO?.
Date published: 2009-12-10

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Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood

by Eileen Cook

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 in

Published: November 7, 2013

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416974334

ISBN - 13: 9781416974338

About the Book

"The Count of Monte Cristo" meets "Mean Girls" in this scandalicious, hilarious tale of friendship, betrayal, makeovers, and revenge.

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Chapter Seven I planned my move back to Terrace with the same level of care and detail employed by nations going to war. My parents, who never met a self-help book they didn’t like, were huge fans of goal setting and visualizing your perfect future. How would the universe send you your heart’s desire if you weren’t clear about what you wanted? I forget which book my mom had gotten it from, The Secret , or maybe Energy for Life , but she was big on writing down what you wanted. Somehow this was supposed to help the universe bring it to you. The universe apparently has short-term memory loss issues. It needs things written down. My mom was always saying, “The difference between wishing and goal setting is that goal setters have a plan.” I wasn’t sure I bought into the whole theory, but why take the chance? I thought about every facet of my plan very carefully. I made lists and diagrams. I kept a three-ring binder with all of my notes separated by color-coded tabs. On the first page of my binder I wrote my new mission statement in large block letters so that the universe would be sure to see it, even if the universe had bad eyesight: GET REVENGE ON LAUREN WOOD Revenge is a tricky thing. I wanted Lauren to pay, but pay in a very particular way. For example, it might be momentarily satisfying to do one of the following: Push Lauren out in front of a speeding dump truck Slather her with BBQ sauce and set a herd of hungry pit bulls on her Pour hon
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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.

------------------------------------------

Praise for What Would Emma Do? by Eileen Cook:

“Sassy and sly and sweet all at the same time, this book made me laugh out loud.” --Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries and Airhead

“Not since Judy Blume’s Margaret introduced herself to God has there been such a funny, genuine, conflicted, wanna-be-sorta-good-maybe-later girl as Emma. Cook’s tone as she takes on the big ones—life, love, faith, and friendship—is pitch perfect.” --Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Midnight Twins and The Deep End of the Ocean

"Smart and fun and full of heart." --Sarah Mlynowski, author of Bras & Broomsticks and How to Be Bad

Editorial Reviews

"Helen''s character arc is...well managed and believable, especially when the vestiges of her better self start to niggle at her conscience....Her management of the popularity game deftly reveals how brittle it can be, particularly when being popular isn''t coupled with actually being liked." --The Bulletin

Appropriate for ages: 14

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