Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Review: The Education of Hailey Kendrick by Eileen Cook

Hardcover, 272 pages

Published January 4, 2011

Publisher: Simon Pulse

ISBN: 9781442413252

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?
My Rating: 4 / 5

My Thoughts:
I knew from the first sentence I was going to like this book. "There was a matter of life and death to deal with, instead we were wasting our time discussing Mandy Gallaway's crotch."

Hailey has tried to be the perfect daughter & student ever since her mother died in a tragic accident. For me, she was very relatable character: a rule follower, analytical and one who especially likes to stay in her comfort zone...that is until she kisses her boyfriends best bud, has a falling out with her boyfriend and meets Dean. Through some odd behavior & fun shenanigans, what she learns is that life is not always striving to be perfect. I wouldn't call this a realistic story (if only our mistakes were forgiven so easily) but it sure made me laugh out loud & snort a few times. The Education of Hailey Kendrick is a light, fluffy, fun read, the perfect pick me up book.


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