At first, I loved this book. I loved Hailey’s snarky, clever voice and her awkward but lovable personality. When she started becoming a Hater, however, I grew to like Hailey less and less. The plot, the characters, and the theme are filled with clichés and very predictable. I would have still liked the book a lot, though, if a couple of random and highly inappropriate scenes weren’t thrown into the mix. That’s when the book took a nosedive for me. Ultimately, I was disappointed that a story with such great potential ended up being worse than your average 1980s after-school special.
Recommended with reservations for gr. 9-12.