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Better Than Revenge (Sweet Secrets Series Book 1) am Book This is the first solo-written book by Taylor Henderson I've read, and I must say...I really enjoyed it! This book had me laughing so hard at some points, and the characterization was brilliant. I loved Violet - she's this awesome mixture of funny, witty, tough, vulnerable, mature, and innocent all at once. Her character was really genuine, like someone I'd be friends with in real life. I enjoyed Lena too. She was the ultimate sidekick with some secrets of her very own, and at times she had me laughing as hard as Violet's character. I would love to see a book just about Lena! Even Brianna had her funny moments, but all in all, she drove me crazy and I was glad when Violet plotted her revenge. This is such an enjoyable read and I recommend it for teens and adults. The writing is good and the story flows so well. Henderson has mastered the art of showing instead of telling, and her storytelling abilities are fantastic! Most of all, her characters are the best part. They are all so well rounded and because of that, I was totally hooked to the story! Great read! I can't wait to read book 2 of the Sweet Secrets series! . Ever since Violet Forrester first moved next door to Brianna, she has been tortured relentlessly It seems like Brianna has everything, and yet she still doesn t have the one thing she really wants the one thing that Violet cares about the most Blake Edwards After years of letting Brianna walk all over her, Violet s finally had enough She s tired of sitting back and watEver since Violet Forrester first moved next door to Brianna, she has been tortured relentlessly It seems like Brianna has everything, and yet she still doesn t have the one thing she really wants the one thing that Violet cares about the most Blake Edwards After years of letting Brianna walk all over her, Violet s finally had enough She s tired of sitting back and watching Brianna flirt with her boyfriend, steal her friends, and push her around She s finally ready to stand up for herself To do this, Violet and her new friend, Lena, devise a plan to make Brianna realize that not everything is hers for the taking, and Violet knows the perfect way to do it After all, nothing is better than revenge That is, until someone gets hurt.. The best Books Better Than Revenge (Sweet Secrets Series Book 1) Better than Revenge is full of high school drama at its best. Violet was unfortunate enough to live next door to her number one bully and drama queen Brianna. For years Brianna has done things to make Vi’s life miserable and through it all Vi just kept getting stronger and more independent in her life. The final straw was when Blake, Vi’s sexy boyfriend and Lena, her newly found best friend, was drawn into a scandal of lies and blackmail. It was time for revenge because drama queen and her little trolls that follow her around have done enough damage to deserve some payback. Now the plan was brilliant and I have to give kudos to the author for thinking this up, but in the midst of all the revenge, Violet’s heart was still breaking over what she had discovered. There is also a lot of angst among the characters families that draw these teens together against their will, so the side action is interesting as well. Violets mother was a riot, she is so crazy that sometimes I found I laughed out loud at her silliness but some of the choices her mother made, caused me to feel an over protective anger for Violet. The ending gave me mixed feelings. I can see the realistic value of how it ended and I was glad to see Violet was able to see the other side of the situation but I felt like they moved on while I was still feeling a rush of emotions over what happen. In a nutshell, if you can read this through the eyes of a 17 year old girl you are going to LOVE this story. I read it through the eyes of a mother and trust me things don’t calm down so quickly inside my mind when kids and bullying is involved. I struggled with the number rating for this book only because I am not a huge fan of books about teenage angst and high school drama, let’s be honest I live with two teenage girls, I get enough of that at home. This story fits that genre to a T, BUT I couldn’t ignore the fact that this was a very well written book. The characters were developed so well they almost became real to me and it would be a five star book to those who love this type of plot. So in all fairness and because I do deeply love the message that the author has in this book and her style of writing was wonderful and easy to read and follow, I went with a four stars and feel solid with my choice.