Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook

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.

My Thoughts:

I really liked this book. It was obvious as hell what was going to happen, but that was ok because the writing was interesting and the author really made you want to know what was going to happen next. I liked reading about how Helen and her mother had the courage to move back to the town they ran from 3 years prior. I would never have the courage to return like they did. I also liked getting to know the family that moved into Helen's old house. The author made me wonder how Helen and her friends were feeling, which makes this a great book in my eyes. If you can get me wondering about the characters after I've read the book, I'd recommend it to everyone! So, even though I knew what was going to happen, I couldn't get enough of this book. I even went out and bought Eileen Cook's other book, What Would Emma Do? because I enjoyed this one so much. Great book!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins

Being one of the guys isn't all it's cracked up to be...
So when journalist Chastity O'Neill returns to her hometown, she decides it's time to start working on some of those feminine wiles. Two tiny problems: #1--she's five feet eleven inches of rock-solid girl power, and #2--she's cursed with four alpha male older brothers.

While doing a story on local heroes, she meets a hunky doctor and things start to look up. Now there's only one problem: Trevor Meade, her first love and the one man she's never quite gotten over--although he seems to have gotten over her just fine.

Yet the more time she spends with Dr. Perfect, the better Trevor looks. But even with the in-your-face competition, the irresistible Trevor just can't seem to see Chastity as anything more than just one of the guys...

My Thoughts:

This is an awesome book.  Kristan Higgins's books just keep getting better and better.  And they all have dogs in them!  How can't you love that?  

One of the things that I like most about Ms. Higgins's books is that her characters seem so real.  I feel like I know them and want to be friends with them by the time I finish the books.  That is one of the best parts of her books.  The small towns in Maine are also a great part!  I always end up wanting to live in/visit these towns.  They seem so nice and homey.  This book also had one of my favorite themes, falling in love with your best friend.  

I definitely recommend this book to others.  5/5 stars

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