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What About Hailey?

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What About Hailey?
by Canadian author, R. Jetleb

Hailey Williams is looking for a forever family for herself and her 6-year-old brother Dylan. It’s been three years since their parents were killed in a freak car accident; three years of foster homes and broken promises. Hailey has just about given up hope—she’s sure with her and Dylan’s health issues no one will ever want to adopt them.

The Marcottes are looking for their forever family too – and they want Hailey and Dylan to be it. Dylan settles into the new family unit quickly and comfortably, but Hailey is struggling—she doesn’t know if she can trust the Marcottes—the adoption is so far away, anything could go wrong—and what if they forget about their real parents? Hailey can see how much the Marcottes care for Dylan, but what about Hailey?

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(14 customer reviews)

14 reviews for What About Hailey?

  1. Sara (Goodreads review)

    What about Hailey is a heart- warming story of a young girl who is put through the struggles of being in foster care, along with her younger brother. It’s well written and the characters are so lovable! This is a fun, exciting and at times, a sad journey that is great for a young teen as well. My 12 read old also read it and very much enjoyed it! – Sara (Goodreads review)

  2. Sienna S’Zell (Goodreads review)

    Perfect depiction of a 6th grader, anxious about her possible adoption, worried about her brother’s health. Well-written, with a nice ending. – Sienna S’Zell (Goodreads review)

  3. Cindy (Amazon Review)

    5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative about foster care and the problems the children endure
    Reviewed in the United States ???????? on March 5, 2021

    This was a very informative book with the struggles and triumphs of being in foster care and the struggles and fears the children go through. This book had a happy ending. Unfortunately Brent don’t always end that way. – Cindy (Amazon Review)

  4. Reid Moore (Amazon Review)

    An excellent book
    Reviewed in the United States ???????? on February 14, 2021

    A truthful look at how a young pre-teen girl deals with moving through the foster care system. It’s hard enough to find a forever home for a sibling group but if the children have medical issues, it’s even more difficult. – Reid Moore (Amazon Review)

  5. Stevaleryalex (Amazon Review)

    Great Book for Childen in Foster Care
    Reviewed in the United States ???????? on November 24, 2020
    I was given a free review copy of this book, but all opinions are my own.

    This is a great book for children ages 9-14 who are in foster care, who have ever been in foster care, or kids who want to understand what it’s like to be in foster care.
    Highly recommend this chapter book for kids! It will help create empathy, and it’s a very engaging read. It will be in my children’s personal library as soon as they are old enough to read it! – Stevaleryalex (Amazon Review)

  6. M. C. Vine Voice (Amazon Review)

    Great story from a foster child’s perspective
    Reviewed in the United States ???????? on September 8, 2017

    Great story from the perspective of a child in foster care on the path to adoption. It tackles the emotions related to a child’s need to fit in with other children at school; how she feels the need to ‘parent’ her younger brother; as well as how certain situations trigger her fear and grief emotions. I read it as an adult looking for insight into the mind of a child…and it was so good that I will plan to read it with my future foster/adoptive child. – M. C. Vine Voice (Amazon Review)

  7. J. Robertson (Amazon Review)

    Wonderful Perspective from Child’s Point of View
    Reviewed in the United States ???????? on September 8, 2020

    When I read this book, I had no idea how much it was going to hit home! We are foster parents, so reading this book was amazing to “hear” the insight from a twelve year old’s point of view. Hailey and her brother, Dylan, were put in foster homes through no fault of their own and as Hailey learns to trust her adoptive parents, she learns it’s okay to not “mother” Dylan any more and let her guard down. The saddest/sweetest part to me was about her inhaler and how she was worried that would impact her dream trip. Truly interesting read that I would recommend to other foster parents! – J. Robertson (Amazon Review)

  8. Amazon Reviewers

    Amazon Customer reviews as of March 2023
    4.1 out of 5 stars – 27 global ratings

    5 star – 56%
    4 star – 20%
    3 star – 12%
    2 star – 6%
    1 star – 5%

  9. Amazon Customer Review

    4.0 out of 5 stars how the book made me feel.
    Reviewed in Canada ???????? on August 27, 2019

    Really good book. I felt like I was inside her head and felt all those same insecurities. I was fortunate enough to be born into a loving family and still found the situations and how she handled them, all totally engaging — like I was in that body. I felt it was very true to the feelings of most young teens, and complicated further by the fact that she was continually shipped from one foster home to another. I gained a new, more empathetic insight by living her life. – Amazon Customer Review

  10. Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour (Amazon Review)

    What About Hailey?
    Reviewed in Canada ???????? on August 19, 2019

    What About Hailey? will capture your heart. The plight of two young children, having lost their parents, is masterfully written. Hailey and her little brother, Dillon, are looking for their forever home. The Marcotte family is looking for their forever family. Will the two ever get connected? Hailey is eleven and she has a big attitude. People will love her little brother, but “what about Hailey?”
    This book is an excellent read for youth, ages 8 to 13, and is the first book for the author, R. Jetleb. I look forward to reading more of her work as she bursts onto the writing platform! – Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour (Amazon Review)

  11. legomaniac (Amazon review)

    A heart-warming story with a happy ending.
    Reviewed in Canada ???????? on September 15, 2019

    I loved this book. It is a gently told story about 11-year-old Hailey and her 6-year-old brother, Dylan, and their search for their forever family. They’ve already found it in the Marcottes, but Hailey doesn’t know it yet. This is her adventure discovering that. The location is Toronto, and the places are well described. One feels like one is right there with Hailey and Dylan, feeling everything they are feeling. – Legomaniac (Amazon Review)

  12. Sara (Amazon Review)

    5.0 out of 5 stars Well written book!
    Reviewed in Canada ???????? on August 1, 2020

    Great story line, really gives you a view of how kids struggle through the foster system and the loss of parents. – Sara (Amazon Review)

  13. NZ Steph (Amazon Review)

    Wonderful book
    Reviewed in Canada ???????? on August 31, 2019

    I very much enjoyed this book which gives detailed insights into the struggles that a foster child goes through. – NZ Steph (Amazon Review)

  14. Alora

    Hi, Regina. I am Alora; I am 11 years old and I just finished reading “What About Hailey?” I enjoyed the book very much, and there was nothing I did not like about it, so that is good. I liked that it was very detailed and very well written. Dylan was a very active kid and made the story interesting. Hailey, the main character, is a bit like me ( I have trouble controlling my temper, too, sometimes. I would give “What About Hailey?” five stars!

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