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 "Get Well Soon", "Into the Wild Nerd Yonder" and "Don t Stop Now", as well as the picture book "Toby and the Snowflakes". In addition to writing, Julie is a middle-school librarian. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, lived in Australia for six months, and created a couple of zines before she started writing books, and realized she was and always has been a writer. She is married to the artist Matthew Cordell, and they live outside Chicago with their daughter and gloriously large Siamese cat, Tobin.

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