Hating Heidi Foster By: Jeffrey Blount was an amazing book. When reading this book I felt quit a bit of emotions from sadness, to anger, to guilt. I think being able to feel all of those emotions in this one book is what makes it so great.
Mae McBride’s father just died saving her best friend’s life, Heidi Foster. Mae now hates Heidi, blaming her for her father’s death. I loved reading this book to be able to have insight into someone going through the process of mourning a loved one. I lost my great-grandmother recently and even though my mourning was different it’s good to read about someone else. (even if it is a character in a book)
When reading this I could not pick a side. Heidi’s or Mae’s? I think I related to Mae’s character the most because she had such a strong relationship with her father like I do with my mother. Through the whole book everyone is telling Mae to stop being so angry at Heidi but I think that if I was in that position I would be just as angry. There is a line between family and friends and in this book those lines are definitely tested to the max.
I think that every teenager should read this book because it is not just about the death of a loved one it’s also about forgiveness. And I think pretty much every teen has had to forgive a friend at least once in their life already. 🙂 Jeffrey Blount did an amazing job writing this book and I can’t wait to read the next thing that he comes out with.
Full Disclosure: I received a complementary copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine and honest.