The Education of Hailey Kendrick

The Education of Hailey Kendrick

by Eileen Cook


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?

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★★★★★ Funny, funny, funny, love it, love it, love it…

So, I must confess that the story itself is not memorable (but it is as sweet as honey.. I mean not that sweet, I don’t like honey.. maybe as sweet as ice cream or chocolate. Oh, I love M&M’s, so I would say as sweet as those but it is so much fun to read), and it is true that some characters are quite ‘not nice’ (and also I have to tell you that I hate her best friend and I don’t care that the author wanted us to believe that she wasn’t mean .. I still don’t like her..

“Tell me the truth. When you were a kid, did you always color inside the lines?”
“Coloring in the lines is the whole point. That’s why they have lines,” I said.
“That’s where you’re wrong. The lines are there just to hold you in. Like a prison.
Think what you might have created if there hadn’t been any lines.”


If you ignore these 2 minor things you will find out that:
– the book is wonderfully written and
– there are tons of beautiful quotes I’ve marked on my book that now it looks like a rainbow,
..So instead of only 4 stars I give it 5.

And one more thing… I love Drew (yeah, present tense). And I loved the moments with Hailey and Drew, they were perfect for each other, and I can’t put into words how funny these two were together – I just couldn’t stop laughing.

I’ll definitely read some more from this author 😀

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2 responses to “The Education of Hailey Kendrick”

  1. Huh. Interesting. Adding it to my wishlist!

    • Ari says:

      I will be misleading everyone by making this comparison but I felt the way I did with Shatter Me.. It was the writing that I loved the most.
      In fact it was the male character that I loved the most.. He is smart, and funny, and he had the best lines in the book 😀 oh, they were so damn cute together ;))

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