Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Education of Hailey Kendrick by Eileen Cook

Title: The Education of Hailey Kendrick
Author: Eileen Cook
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: January 4, 2011
Source: Library

Summary: Hailey Kendrick always does exactly what's expected of her. She has the right friends, dates the perfect boy, gets good grades, and follows all the rules. But one night, Hailey risks everything by breaking a very big rule in a very public way...and with a very unexpected partner in crime. Hailey gets caught, but her accomplice does not, and Hailey takes the fall for both of them.

Suddenly, Hailey's perfect life--and her reputation--are blowing up in her face. Her friends are all avoiding her. Her teachers don't trust her. Her boyfriend won't even speak to her for long enough to tell her that she's been dumped.

They say honesty is the best policy--but some secrets are worth keeping, no matter the cost. Or are they?

Review: The Education of Hailey Kendrick was a quick, yet super fun, book that had some surprising depth to it.

I identified with Hailey right away. She is very determined, hard working, smart. I immediately admire that about characters in books, plus Hailey isn't too far from being me. Except I'm a little bit more laid back, I think. Hailey was a character that I liked from the start and as I saw her develop as a character she definitely had an impact on my reading experience.

The rule-breaking Hailey did was so clever! I'm so glad it wasn't mentioned in the summary, that would have ruined it all. Seriously, read this book just to see what trouble Hailey got herself into and what she does to get herself out of it.

It was hilarious. I LOVE funny books. Of course, not all of the book was funny. There was some serious problems broached in Hailey's life. Nothing too serious but enough to be mentioned.

Overall, The Education of Hailey Kendrick was a sweet book with such the right amount of everything: romance, family problems, and pranks. Especially that last one.

Rating: 4.5 stars


Lauren M said...

I love funny books! Especially when they involve pranks. I'll definitely need to check this one out! Great review, Katie. :)

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

That was pretty nice of Hailey to take the fall. She sounds like a great character!

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