Friday, March 9, 2012

(book review): The Education of Hailey Kendrick

The Education of Hailey Kendrick
by Eileen Cook

Hailey Kendrick has always done exactly what's expected of her. 
She has the right friends, dates the right boy, gets good grades, and follows 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. In the process, she loses everything--her best friend, her boyfriend, her popularity, her reputation. 
But some secrets are worth keeping, no matter the cost...or are they?

Rating: 3.2/5 stars
PublishedJanuary 4th 2011
Series: Nope
Swoon Scale: Makes Me Laugh, Perfect Boy Material, Cute 
Heated Moments: Nah
Sex: No 
Swear Words: None that I recall.
Action: Nope
Romance swoon scale: 2/5 stars 
Genres: Young Adult, Chick lit, Romance, Boarding School Stories, Contemporary

The Education of Hailey K started of a bit slow but the pace picked up pretty fast. This was a great feel good book that left me with a smile on my face!

The writing was nice, straightforward, and easy to read. I loved the concept of a school for rich people and the whole idea of the story: girl finds herself- ends up more confident- goes through a bunch of problems which have you cringing and rooting for her all the way.

I laughed out a loud so many times- I LOVE Drew. You know how boys are described as funny and witty in certain books (The False Princess)? But you never actually see them act that way? 
Well Drew was funny and the things he said to Hailey to tease her always made me smile and sometimes even laugh.
I love books that make me laugh!
Total love. It also helped that for some reason I pictured Drew as: 

and dude YALE? MAJORING IN ENGLISH? Oh yeah. My kinda guy.

I also sometimes could totally identify with Hailey and I loved that.
She was flawed, but had a good heart, and I'd love to be friends with someone like her. 
Kelsie, Hailey's best friend was one person I did not like though.  
She was like the worst best friend ever! I did not like the fact that Hailey made up so many excuses for her. Kelsie seemed totally one dimensional with the set goal of getting the boy.
I really didn't like her. She seemed... stupid, ditzy and selfish.

Overall though, a wonderful, fun, contemp read!
This was my first Eileen Cook novel, and I'm happy to say, I really liked it. 
Will most def be picking up Unraveling Isobel in the future.

Read it if: You're in the mood for something light, fun and cute.

Teaser quote:
"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." 




  1. Most probably going on my reading list. LOVED the teaser quote!

    1. Read ittt! And also read The Catastrophic History of You and Me. Its like, fucking awesome. Ima review it soon.


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