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Confessions of a Hater

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Publisher Comments:

Who wants to move during high school? Certainly not Hailey Harper, whose father has a new job in L.A. Leaving New York is daunting enough, but especially for Hailey, whos always felt invisible at school. Shes pretty, she has friends, she likes art—but she isnt in the popular crowd.

As Hailey is packing for the move, she finds a journal belonging to her older sister, whos away at college. The journal is called “How to Be a Hater.” Has Hailey found the Bible of Coolness? Quite possibly.

Armed with the journal and her sisters hand-me-down skinny jeans and ballet flats, Hailey takes on a whole new persona for her first week at West Hollywood High, and is quickly noticed by Skyler and her crew, the most popular girls at school. It doesnt take long for Skyler to decide Hailey is an asset to the group. And it doesnt take Hailey long to realize this group of girls is mean, mean, mean. She quickly sheds her hater persona and makes new friends,  girls who are deemed unacceptable by Skyler. Soon, Hailey and her group are plotting to dethrone Skyler and give her a “taste of her own meds.”

With the journal and their own creativity, Hailey and her friends grow stronger. Skylers ex even falls for Hailey. But what she doesnt bargain for is how good being a hater feels. Skyler deserves it, doesnt she?

 

Review:

"Life takes a dramatic turn for 15-year-old Hailey Harper, who is used to feeling 'Ugly, uninformed and completely lost in a world where superficial bitches reigned supreme,' when her family's cross-country move to Hollywood coincides with the discovery of her 'perfect' older sister's diary, 'How to Be a Hater.' Using its snarky advice as a 'roadmap to cool,' Hailey infiltrates her new school's popular clique, then ditches them to form her own group of quirky, artistic 'Invisibles.' Adult author Crane's first YA novel dives into the world of teenage nastiness, exacerbated by near-instant replays on social media, as rival groups seek to outdo each other's increasingly cruel pranks. Hailey's conversational, humorous narrative voice persuasively conveys the inner struggles of a girl trying to find her place in the world, while simultaneously building apprehension as her distorted reasoning and actions threaten to betray her core values and real friends. With a personable protagonist and cast of complex supporting characters, Crane's enjoyable, suspenseful coming-of-age novel captures the thrills, chills, highs, and lows of high school. Ages 13 — up. Agent: Alanna Ramirez, Trident Media Group." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

High school was pretty much like this huge party I wasnt actually invited to, but I still had to show up to every day.

 

Hailey Harper has always felt invisible. Now her dad has a new job and the family is moving to Hollywood. Just what Hailey needs: to start a new high school.

 

As shes packing, Hailey finds a journal that belonged to her older sister, Noel, who is away at college. Called “How to be a Hater,” its full of info Hailey can really use. Has Hailey found the Bible of Coolness? Will it help her reinvent herself at her new school? Will her crush notice her? Will she and the other Invisibles dethrone the popular mean girls? After all, they deserve it. Dont they?

 

In Confessions of a Hater, Caprice Cranes funny—and deeply felt—observations about high school, bullies, popularity, friendship, and romance will leave teens thinking . . . and talking.

About the Author

Caprice Crane is the author of several novels for adults, including Stupid & Contagious, Family Affair, and With a Little Luck. Confessions of a Hater  is her first YA novel. Born in Hollywood, she divides her time between LA and New York. capricecrane.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250008466
Author:
Crane, Caprice
Publisher:
Feiwel & Friends
Subject:
Situations / Peer Pressure
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black and white comic strips thru-out
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Life takes a dramatic turn for 15-year-old Hailey Harper, who is used to feeling 'Ugly, uninformed and completely lost in a world where superficial bitches reigned supreme,' when her family's cross-country move to Hollywood coincides with the discovery of her 'perfect' older sister's diary, 'How to Be a Hater.' Using its snarky advice as a 'roadmap to cool,' Hailey infiltrates her new school's popular clique, then ditches them to form her own group of quirky, artistic 'Invisibles.' Adult author Crane's first YA novel dives into the world of teenage nastiness, exacerbated by near-instant replays on social media, as rival groups seek to outdo each other's increasingly cruel pranks. Hailey's conversational, humorous narrative voice persuasively conveys the inner struggles of a girl trying to find her place in the world, while simultaneously building apprehension as her distorted reasoning and actions threaten to betray her core values and real friends. With a personable protagonist and cast of complex supporting characters, Crane's enjoyable, suspenseful coming-of-age novel captures the thrills, chills, highs, and lows of high school. Ages 13 — up. Agent: Alanna Ramirez, Trident Media Group." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

High school was pretty much like this huge party I wasnt actually invited to, but I still had to show up to every day.

 

Hailey Harper has always felt invisible. Now her dad has a new job and the family is moving to Hollywood. Just what Hailey needs: to start a new high school.

 

As shes packing, Hailey finds a journal that belonged to her older sister, Noel, who is away at college. Called “How to be a Hater,” its full of info Hailey can really use. Has Hailey found the Bible of Coolness? Will it help her reinvent herself at her new school? Will her crush notice her? Will she and the other Invisibles dethrone the popular mean girls? After all, they deserve it. Dont they?

 

In Confessions of a Hater, Caprice Cranes funny—and deeply felt—observations about high school, bullies, popularity, friendship, and romance will leave teens thinking . . . and talking.

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