Thursday, June 30, 2011

Blog Tour: Character Interview with Helen from Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood

1. Do you have any advice for other girls who are betrayed by their best friends?

First off anyone who would betray you isn't really your best friend. It took me a while to figure this out. It might seem like revenge is a good idea (and I'll admit for short periods of time it can feel sort of good), but long term the best revenge is being happy. Move on. Make a new better best friend. Be happy.

2. When you decided to take revenge on Lauren, did you have any idea what the outcome would be?

I like to make plans. I put a lot of thought into getting revenge on Lauren. The one benefit of trying to take down a former BFF, is that you know exactly the things that will drive them the most crazy. I knew how things would turn out, at least in part, but I thought I would feel differently about things. Revenge is complicated. You think it is going to be very black and white, but it ends up being very very very complicated.

3. If you could have done one thing in your life differently, what would it be?

This is one of those complicated questions. Part of me wishes I never started the revenge plan on Lauren, but if I hadn't I don't know if I would have met Brenda or Christopher. I'm not a slow learner, but I do sometimes need to do things for myself, so by doing the revenge I learned I didn't need the revenge anymore. Does that make sense? My parents are really into karma and "what the universe wants for you" and all that stuff. They would say that the universe needed me to have these experiences in order to become the person I am. I'm not sure if I believe that or not, but I'm going to say that I wouldn't change anything. Except maybe the one time I let my mom talk me into getting this outfit made out of hemp fabric. The dye ran when I washed it and turned everything in that load of laundry blue.

4. What is one place in the world you would love to travel to?

I want to go to Paris. I like art and I'd love to see some of the museums there. Plus it's Paris!

5. Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Wow. Ten years seems like forever from now. I hope that I am done with college and have had a chance to travel all over the world. My best friend might be an astronaut by that time so maybe I'll go down to Florida and watch her get shot into space.


Thanks so much to Helen (and Eileen!) for stopping by and answering my questions! I definitely recommend checking out Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood- it's a great read! Also be sure to visit the rest of the tour stops here.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Great interview. I loved this book, it's one of my favourites!


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