Author: Julie Halpern
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
After coming back from Lakeland, the awful mental hospital Anna Bloom was sent to because of her panic attacks, she doesn’t feel as though she fits in. She misses her sort-of boyfriend, Justin, her roommate, Sandy, and another friend, Matt O. Suddenly, her friends back at school seem...different. And to top it off, her parents’ arguing has suddenly reached a crescendo. Will she be sent back to Lakeland? Or will she find peace in her life at last?
Have A Nice Day would attract readers interested in books about reality. Anna Bloom, the strong main character is easy to relate to if you’ve ever had friendship or confidence problems. I don’t think that boys would enjoy this book as much as girls would.
Have A Nice Day was an incredible read. Anna has a strong voice, full of sheer honesty that made the book different than all others. A touch of comedy makes this masterpiece even better. The only thing I would even consider changing are some of Anna’s reactions to things that happen to her. Some of them don’t seem very realistic. But all in all, I would give this five stars out of five.