Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood
By Eileen Cook
Simon Pulse, Hardcover, 9781416974338, 261pp.
Publication Date: January 5, 2010
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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.
"Characters are funny and devious, and the right amount of high-school drama moves the plot along. Fans of Mean Girls will enjoy seeing the story turned on its head in this enjoyable tale." –SLJ, June 1, 2010
"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