The Cure for Crushes – Karen Rivers Review

This follow-up to “The Healing Time of Hickeys, covers the second half of hapless Haley Andromeda Harmony’s last year of high school. 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. In the first book devoted to her semi-glamorous life, she faced chicken pox, puzzled over her dad’s mysterious job, and documented in her diary the indifference of the object of her affections, J. T. Now, in her final months of high school, she must face the inevitable question: What happens next? Finding the answer isn’t easy. For one thing, she has a real boyfriend now, but that doesn’t stop her from having crushes on nearly every other boy she meets. Plus, her dad has moved his Much Younger Girlfriend (MYG) into their ramshackle house. From bungee jumping in winter to supporting best friend Jules at auditions for the TV show “Who’s the Prettiest of Them All?” Haley’s TGMYL 2 (“the greatest year of my life, part two”) — recorded as diary entries channeled through award-winning author Karen Rivers — has more than its fair share of misadventures.

This was another really funny book about Haley Andromeda Harmony. The sequel to The Healing Time of Hickeys, Haley was put into insane, laugh out loud situations and documented it all. Once again, I was kind of confused as to why she remained friends with Jules. A good book, but for a young adult book, I didn’t think it had any lessons to be learned.

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