Author: Eileen Cook
Goodreads Summary & Cover:
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.Thoughts:
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?
This was a super fun read! I enjoyed the character, Hailey. She has legit whiny reasons without being a whiny, obnoxious character.
I appreciated how she took the fall for the incident that happened without ever calling out the other party. She had compassion and no ill-will toward him.
The only thing that I found unbelievable was the relationship with Hailey and her best friend...and ex-boyfriend. If you've read the book, or read the book, you'll know what I mean. Maybe I'm just catty. Hehehe
Drew...working his way to Yale at a boarding school. He was a great guy and great for Hailey on her path of punishment and self-discovery.
This was my first Eileen Cook read and I will definitely be checking out more of her books!
The Education of of Hailey Kendrick was a fun read. I enjoyed it and would definitely suggest it as a light and quick contemporary read.
The Education of Hailey Kendrick satisfies part of the Completely Contemporary Challenge!