The Healing Time of Hickeys

The Healing Time of Hickeys

by Karen Rivers


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Haley Andromeda is 16, and in her last year of high school - "The Greatest Year of My Life," or TGYML. Haley likes to think she's just a normal girl, plagued with all the normal doubts of a too-smart-for-her-own-good, slightly hypochondriac, hickey-prone teenager. But part way through the year, disaster strikes: Haley comes down with chickenpox; her best friend Jules won't speak to her; the object of her affections, a boy named J. T., won't even look at her; and worst of all, her harmless hippie Dad is in some mysterious trouble with the law. In desperation, Haley turns to the Ouija board and tries to communicate with the Other Side, but this leads to a further, unexpected complication: Why does the dead boy she channels seem more attractive than the real boy who wants to spend time with her? The Healing Time of Hickeys, written in diary form, takes the reader on a compelling, wryly funny journey to discover the answer to this question, and several more that Haley thinks she keeps hidden from everyone.

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ISBN-13: 9781551926001
Publisher: Raincoast Book Distribution
Publication date: 04/09/2004
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.28(w) x 6.94(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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The Healing Time of Hickeys 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
jadestar31 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Haley Andromeda Harmony is neurotic! She is an extreme hypochondriac and worries about pretty much everything. I thought this book was decently written, but I really disliked Haley¿s friends, Kiki and Jules. Throughout the entire book, Haley kept complaining about how she couldn¿t stand them and how they were always making fun of her, and 10 pages later, she was friends with him them again. Kiki actually ended up being a decent friend to Haley, but Jules wasn¿t at all! I just don¿t understand why a person would be friends with someone who didn¿t respect them or treat them kindly. However, Haley was an authentic teenage character (albeit an overanxious one). This book was also written in epistolary format, which I¿ve always loved. Cute, fluffy read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is supposed to be ¿The Greatest Year of My Life¿ in Haley¿s words, but it ends up being pretty bad and not as good as she plans on it being. At the beginning, Haley is obsessed over the schools jock, J.T. She always talks about him and she always thinks about him. One weekend she went to one of his parties at the beach and she ends up getting drunk. When she gets up in the morning she is terrified of what she sees in the mirror. She has huge hickeys all over her neck. She doesn¿t remember the guy to well, so she calls him the cute-ish stranger. Later on, she finds out that his name is Brad and he is J.T.¿s cousin. Throughout the school she was called ¿Haley Hickey¿ when she had the hickeys and it came back when she got hickeys again from Brad. To make ¿The Greatest Year of My Life¿ even worse, Haley comes down with the case of the chicken pox. She later on gets even sicker with meningitis and she has to go to the hospital. This is when Haley¿s dad, a hippie, gets caught for growing drugs in the basement and he has to go to jail. This was really hard on Haley because her dad was in jail and she was in hospital so she couldn¿t do anything. That¿s when she turns to the Ouija board to talk to the people of the dead. I really liked this book it reminded me of some of Melody Carlson¿s books. I would recommend this book to teenaged girls who like to read about catastrophes that happen to a somewhat normal teenaged girl. I got hooked onto Karen Rivers, because I couldn¿t put the book down once I started and I was looking for other books that she has written. I really enjoyed reading about Haley Harmony¿s life and I hope you do too
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing and very funny. I recommend it to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the healing time of hickeys is just a FABULOUS read! its a teen's view of high school/life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
god, this book was so funny, it was just great