The Education of Hailey Kendrick

The Education of Hailey Kendrick

by Eileen Cook
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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442413252
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile: HL720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Eileen Cook spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. She is the author of The Almost Truth, Unraveling Isobel, The Education of Hailey Kendrick, Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood, and What Would Emma Do? as well as the Fourth Grade Fairy series. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and dogs. Visit her at

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The Education of Hailey Kendrick 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Gabriela_Iris More than 1 year ago
I have to admit, I judged this book by its cover. I took one look at it and thought it would be some easy-read, frilly novel. I was proven wrong. This book is quite the page-turner and takes the reader on a journey of figuring out who you are, friendship, and finding love. I was pleasantly surprised by its tender moments and its charm. I liked the ending because of the fact that not everyone ended up with just what they wanted- it was true to real life and the ending that most readers crave. Although character development was done fairly well for Hailey, I found myself wishing the same amount of attention had been given to her friends. Overall, this is a book that I will probably pick up again someday, whether to reread it or recommend it!
Daniel Slater More than 1 year ago
it was my most favorite book so much suspense! i deinetley would recomend.
Samantha Rodriguez More than 1 year ago
This book really helped me with a problem I had. I felt tha I were in love with 3 boys but it tough me a true quality of a boy.
MoonlightGleam More than 1 year ago
After the death of her mother, Hailey has done her best to be a great daughter for her father. Hailey is an outstanding student with good grades and always followed the rules. She also gained popularity while dating her boyfriend, Tristan, who is the son of Oscar winning celebrities. Although she is an excellent student with a bright future ahead of her, Hailey does her best to please everyone else except herself. Hailey wants nothing more than to spend the last summer of high school with her father before she leaves for college; however, her father cancels plans with her through e-mail one night. This leaves Hailey feeling as though all she had done to make her father proud was meaningless and that she would never come first. Hailey's anger gets the best of her and she takes it out on school property with the help of a boy named Joel, Tristan's best friend. In the heat of the moment, Joel kisses Hailey and reveals his true feelings for her. The school security guard catches them in the act, however, only recognizes Hailey. For the very first time that Hailey does something rebellious, she gets caught. Dean Winston demands Hailey to reveal who her accomplice was in front of the entire school, however, she refuses to name Joel. Dean Winston decides to punish the entire school by making them unable to leave campus until Hailey reveals who her accomplice was. Hailey loses her boyfriend, the trust of her best friend and is shunned by peers who always looked up to her and befriended her, yet she still refuses to reveal who was with her that night. The Education of Hailey Kendrick is a fun and entertaining novel which will have you smiling, laughing and rooting for Hailey right until the very end. Hailey is character who you will instantly fall in love with. Although Hailey seems to have the perfect life at the start, she does have some flaws and needs help to discover what she truly desires most for herself. Throughout the novel I found myself wishing I could be there to help her through it all. From the very beginning, I enjoyed the flow of the story. Eileen Cook incorporated humor and created a genuine main character, complete with many relatable emotions. I admire that Eileen Cook created a story-line based on real issues such as friendship, family, responsibility and loyalty. I believe there are many lessons to be learned in this novel. One lesson can be described through the journey Hailey took to discover who she really is, and doing so all on her own. This takes a lot of courage and perseverance. Although Hailey comes from wealth and she is popular, Hailey never took anything she had for granted and remained loyal to those around her for the most part. I believe Eileen Cook is a fantastic writer whose work I look forward to reading more of. I recommend The Education of Hailey Kendrick to anyone who enjoys Young Adult fiction. 4/5 - An Enjoyable Read, Well Written, Recommended
JoanneLevy More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of all of Eileen Cook's books and this one did not disappoint. It has all the good stuff that I've come to know as regular ingredients in a Cook novel: great characters, real issues and laugh out loud moments that are so rare in other books. Hailey Kendrick is a strong, smart and loyal character - the kind you'd totally want as a best friend, but it seems that in being what everyone wants her to be, she's missed out on figuring out what she wants to be. With the help of a new friend, the kind of guy she never would have expected to hang out with, Hailey begins to figure out her life and realizes that real living means taking real risks. Another great title from Cook that reminded me a bit of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - another great boarding school book. I can't wait to see what's next from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Education of Hailey Kendrick is about a girl, Hailey, who goes to a rich private school in Vermont called Evesham Academy, set in modern times. Before she was sent there, her mother died in a drunk driver car crash. After that, Hailey wanted to be the best daughter she could be for her father. She got good grades, acted well, and did everything she could to prevent disaster. Hailey was a senior at Evesham, and was planning on having a huge summer party for the seniors and spend the summer with her dad. When her father canceled it because of a business trip, she was devastated. Hailey got angry, and did something she really shouldn’t have done. She broke the school’s mascot statue and kissed the guy who was her partner in crime, a friend named Joel who was her boyfriend's roommate. Hailey got in a ton of trouble, but didn’t give Joel away, and took the blame. As punishment, Dean Winston, the school’s dean, put all of Evesham on restriction, so none of the students could go into town. He also made Hailey do janitorial service on the weekends. What was even worse, Joel was her punishment advisor. Hailey’s boyfriend, the son of Oscar-winning parents, Tristan, wouldn’t talk to her. No one in Evesham trusted Hailey. Hailey went on a journey that revealed to her who she was and what she wanted. Drew, her janitor service advisor showed her what it was like to not always follow the rules. More unexpected things come her way, but Hailey fights through them. Nothing goes the way she wants, and barely anyone understands her. Hailey was brave enough to go through all that, and came out okay in the end. She shows us that even if you’re having a rough time, it will all end up okay. I would recommend this to people who like realistic stories that are relatable, and because it is an inspirational story that makes you want to keep reading and turning the pages. I also recommend it because it is very well written and organized, which made it easy to read and comprehend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books i ever read!! I totally recomend this books!!
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this book was absolutely amazing i found myself crying when it was over. i stayed up all night just to finish the book it was great riveting i could never predict what was comming around the corner. maybe its cuz i'm a sucker for a good romance, but i have fallen in love with this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a page turning must read. It is dramatic, romantic, funny, and suspensful. You should totally read it!
BookBreather More than 1 year ago
This may sound strange, but I knew the moment I saw one of Eileen Cook's books that I would love her. Still, I was shocked by how much I adored this book. The Education of Hailey Kendrick is a contemporary that perfectly balances funny and serious, life lessons and good times, pain and laughter. I was addicted from the very first sentence: There was a matter of life and death to deal with, and instead we were wasting our time discussing Mandy Gallaway's crotch. This is the classic "Uptight bitty learns to let loose" story, but it doesn't feel exhausting. It's fresh and sweet. And it has hot guys, which is like....HOT GUYS! What I liked a lot is that there's not really a love triangle. It's more like there are 3 guys that like her and she has to figure out what she really wants. She doesn't lead any of the guys on, but she does have strange feelings about all three of them at one time or another, which has been known to happen to teenage girls. But Hailey's relationship problems are not the prominent focus in the book, because honestly, she has more important things to worry about. She's got mad Daddy issues, she went from hero to zero because of one silly mistake, and now she has to be a part-time janitor. But through all of that, she remains strong and doesn't snitch on her friend. Even though she changes a lot, she doesn't cave under pressure and she doesn't really lose sight of who she is. I really like Hailey and I like how much she grows throughout the novel. And the aforementioned guys...I love all 3 of them. They were all really sweet in their own ways. There was no bad boy. I was split in 3 throughout this entire book, because I wanted her to end up with each one of them. Joel is smart and sort of nerdy. Tristan is the popular celebrity's son. And Drew was just full of surprises! I'm pretty happy how things ended up on this front, though it seemed that things were tied up with Tristan too quickly and too easily. There was a lot of fun in this book. Hailey learns that she has to let go of her safety precautions (she has an obsession with safety. As in, she'll calculate all the ways a person can die in every single activity she does). She sneaks out of the school. She goes to Walmart and puts on a crazy outfit. She even does karaoke! It's amazing to witness all these simple firsts, and so much fun because they all remind me of stuff me and my friends do. I loved the ending. Besides the one thing I said about Tristan, things were wrapped up quite nicely. With her dad and her "prison" sentence. With her best friend. And with the kids at school. I loved that even though Hailey made a mistake that pretty much screwed the entire school, it's obvious that they still have her back and that they are very willing to forgive her. I'd recommend this to anybody, but especially those who want to feel young again! This book is full of goofy antics and important lessons. I can't wait to read more from Eileen Cook.
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