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.

About Karen Rivers

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Karen Rivers has published five books for teens, including Dream Water (Orca, 1999), which was nominated for the Sheila Egoff Children's Literature Prize, and Surviving Sam (Polestar, 2001), which was shortlisted for the White Pine Award. She lives in Victoria, B.C.
Published January 26, 2004 by Raincoast Books, Polestar. 298 pages
Genres: Young Adult. Fiction

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The teen-angst-filled diaries of Adrian Mole, Mia Thermopolis, and Georgia Nicholson have all preceded 16-year-old Haley Andromeda's, so what's left for an insecure worry wart to write about after such hilariously detailed stream-of-consciousness rants on zits, lust, insecurities, crazy cats, tho...

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Healing Time of Hickeys

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Most of all, you'll probably feel better about yourself, your quirks, your family, your crushes and your friendships - because, hey, at least it's not as bad as Haley's life.

Dec 27 2006 | Read Full Review of The Healing Time of Hickeys

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