I try to read books that are written for teens and tweens so I can stay current both for yours and mine. I am approached often by PR agencies asking me if I would be interested in reading a book and interviewing the author. These are my favorite emails because reading is of HUGE importance in my house.
The unfortunate side is that the majority of the books I read, I wouldn’t recommend to my readers. Hating Heidi Foster is an exception. I loved this book from beginning to end.
Hating Heidi Foster is an amazing book for girls 12 and up.
The book centers around Mae McBride, a 14 year old girl whose father has just died trying to save her best friend, Heidi Foster, in a fire. Hating Heidi Foster opens with Mae’s grief, which quickly turns to anger at everyone around her. Her rage towards Heidi, her long standing best friend, is all consuming. Mae must learn to deal with and overcome these emotions before they destroy her and the relationships around her. Hating Heidi Foster is a wonderfully written book about friendship, loss and the journey of grief.
One of the things I loved most about this book is that it wasn’t a paranormal romance (I still CANNOT believe that is a bookstore category), it wasn’t about sex or even romance. It’s simply a story about real life. It reminded me of reading Judy Blume a thousand years ago when I was a young girl.
I highly recommend Hating Foster for anyone 12 and up and I ALSO highly recommend you read it with your daughter. Nothing is more fun than a dinner date with your daughter discussing a book you’ve read together.
Create an atmosphere of conversation in your home.
I will be interviewing the author, Jeffrey Blount, this Friday and will have the interview up in a couple of weeks. We will be giving away a few books so make sure you sign up for the Ooph Newsletter on the right for updates. You won’t want to miss this!