I've thought a lot about this one since I've read it. I've wondered what I should say about it. I think I'll start by saying that my mature adult self saw a lesson in this one while my junior high self was doing a fist pump and cheering for Helen.
Yes, I may be on the immature side but I was cheering for Helen everytime she got her revenge. (Like I said...I got the lesson but the teenager in me was going "Screw the lesson get that witch back!" )
Anyway, it was a great book and I totally enjoyed it. I read it all in one day just for the pure fact that I couldn't put it down. I wish the ending would have been more climactic and we could have seen more into the "after events." That's my biggest complaint...other than that it was a intriguing YA read.
About The Book:
(from Publisher website)
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.