Have a Nice Day

Have a Nice Day

By Julie Halpern

Feiwel & Friends, Hardcover, 9780312606602, 325pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2012


Anna Bloom has just come home from a three-week stay in a mental hospital. She feels...okay. It's time to get back to some sort of normal life, whatever that means. She has to go back to school, where teachers and friends are dying to know what happened to her, but are too afraid to ask. And Anna is dying to know what's going on back at the hospital with her crush, Justin, but is too afraid to ask. Meanwhile, Anna's parents aren't getting along, and she wonders if she's the cause of her family's troubles.

About the Author
Julie Halpern is the author of five young adult novels, one picture book for young readers, and one novel for adults. Prior to her life as full-time mom and author, Julie was a school librarian. In her imaginary spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching television for grown-ups, and eating baked goods. Julie lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, author and illustrator Matthew Cordell, and their two children.

Praise For Have a Nice Day

"...laugh-out-loud funny and immensely intelligent.”-- Kirkus, starred review 

"Anna’s sarcastic voice is sharp as ever, and those who followed her through treatment will be

anxious—and pleased." -- Booklist