Do you think being perfect is easy? Hailey Kendrick will tell you it's not. She has what a lot of teenagers would consider a perfect life -- rich, smart, popular, and dating the son of movie stars. But Hailey learns that all it takes is one misstep and everything starts to fall apart. After getting some unexpected bad news from her father, Hailey has a bit of a meltdown. She breaks a major school rule with the help from an unexpected accomplice. Hailey gets caught, but refuses to name the other person in order to save him from the consequences of their offense. The resulting fallout in both her academic and social life leaves Hailey wondering how to get her life back on track. Insight from someone she meets during her punishment helps her to figure out what to do about her situation. While we don't all attend an exclusive boarding school like Hailey, the lessons she learns and decisions she makes are relevant to our lives as well. Eileen Cook's "The Education of Hailey Kendrick" is a story about loyalty, friendship, and learning that sometimes you have to stand up for what's important.
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