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eBook Hating Heidi Foster ePub

by Jeffrey Blount

  • ISBN: 0985762705
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: Teens
  • Author: Jeffrey Blount
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Alluvion Press (October 25, 2012)
  • Pages: 120
  • ePub book: 1813 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1736 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 423

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Hating Heidi Foster book. At least, that’s how it seems to Heidi’s friend Mae who tells her story in Jeffrey Blount’s Hating Heidi Foster.

Hating Heidi Foster book. Mae McBride and Heidi Foster were the very best of friends  . Fourteen-year-old Mae has just lost her father, and it’s all Heidi’s fault. Somehow in the course of being Mae’s best friend Heidi must have made Mae’s father love her more than Mae. That has to be it, because Mae's Dad saved Heid and now Mae and her mother are all alone. Forgiveness is rarely easy, and anger can feel like the only thing that’s real when the world falls apart.

She hates her dad for putting someone else before his family, and she hates her friend for not rescuing herself. A startling discovery may help the two friends heal each other

She hates her dad for putting someone else before his family, and she hates her friend for not rescuing herself. Heidi spirals down into depression, as she feels responsible for Mae’s dad’s death. A startling discovery may help the two friends heal each other. Hating Heidi Foster by Jeffrey Blount is an unflinching look at grief, guilt and the fortitude that it takes to move on after a tragedy. Mae learns that while she wants to move on with her life, and her mom seems to be emerging from grief, everyone deals with loss differently and nothing can rush the process

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In Jeffrey Blount‘s novel Hating Heidi Foster Mae blames Heidi. Hating Heidi Foster is a young adult novel about the place of honor true friendships hold in our lives. It is about suffering and loss and the ethics of grief

In Jeffrey Blount‘s novel Hating Heidi Foster Mae blames Heidi. She blames her father for putting Heidi ahead of her. She blames her friends for taking Heidi’s side. She begins to unravel amid that blame and her uncontrollable and atypical anger. It is about suffering and loss and the ethics of grief. It is about a deep and painful conflict, the bright light of selflessness and sacrifice and the love that rights the ship and carries us safely to port. More below the media player. Listen to Jeffrey Blount.

Jeffrey Blount is an Emmy Award-winning television director with 34 years of network television experience. Over that span, he directed a decade of Meet The Press, helping take that show from a half hour to an hour and from the third rated Sunday morning political program to the top-rated show. He directed The Sunday Today show, Today, the Washington portions of NBC Nightly News for over fifteen years and eleven years of The Chris Matthews Show

Jeffrey Blount, author and Emmy award-winning director .

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Mae McBride and Heidi Foster were the very best of friends. Tied at the hip from early elementary school, their relationship was the stuff of storybooks, legendary even, in the minds of their high school classmates.Unshakable. That is, until Mae's father died while saving Heidi s life. When Mae finds out, she blames Heidi. She blames her father for putting Heidi ahead of her. She blames her friends for taking Heidi s side. She begins to unravel amid that blame and her uncontrollable and atypical anger. At the same time Heidi is beset by guilt, falls into depression and stops eating properly; wasting away physically and emotionally while waiting for Mae to let her back into the friendship she misses so dearly. Mae, consumed by her hatred of Heidi, the confusion regarding her father's motives, the perceived desertion of her friends and her mother's grief, loses more and more of herself. What could possibly bring these two old friends back to each other? A miracle? Hating Heidi Foster, is a young adult novel about the place of honor true friendships hold in our lives. It is about suffering and loss and the ethics of grief. It is about a deep and painful conflict, the bright light of selflessness and sacrifice and the love that rights the ship and carries us safely to port.

Comments

Ndyardin Ndyardin
Having just finished reading 'Hating Heidi Foster' the only fault I find worth mentioning is that such a touching story be considered as meant only for "young adults". I'm a fifty-some year old man, and read almost all the books my (now grown) three children were assigned or chose to read from about the sixth grade through their senior years of high school, and was often bewildered by the focus on action and being 'timely' at the expense of any kind of depth, in either character development or emotional content. But 'Hating Heidi Foster' is exactly the kind of book I was always hoping they'd be assigned -because it offers readers a painful but valuable opportunity to reflect on love, loss, sacrifice, and selfishness, all while enjoying a smoothly flowing writing style and a story that won't let you walk away without thinking about it.

This book, instead of overwhelming the reader with a throng of shallow yet barely distinguishable characters who seem to bounce from one predictable situation to another, focuses on one character and the entire story is told from her perspective - an emotional roller coaster ride that even a grown man of my age could find believable and heart wrenching. One aspect I found fascinating was the author's style of exposition - reading this book is like watching a flower bloom or a thunderstorm build on the high plains. Instead of feeling as if I was being 'sold' on someone else's view, the way this story unfolds allowed me to change my view and opinions about events as they unfolded, just as the main character was allowed to evolve instead of being molded to fit into a simple tragic figure. In that sense the style is closer to that of a well written thriller, where you think you know what's going on yet you always feel you're missing something until the end.

In conclusion, my opinion is that 'Hating Heidi Foster' is a thoughtful, well written, and highly enjoyable book for ALL adults. In fact, all it would require to transform this taut story into a classic movie would be to further flesh out the characters of Heidi and Eddie so parts of the story could be presented through their eyes. That is not however a criticism of the written story, simply my opinion on what it would take to make a great book into a great movie.
Rrinel Rrinel
I feel it's beneficial for all to read this wonderful book.

It's deep, personal, full of passion ~ and sorrow. Having never lost anyone close to me I can't imagine the pain and devastation that Mae goes through losing her father. Jeffrey Blount is a very accomplished writer and fully able to describe the pain and loneliness both girls feel while coping with a man who has been a huge part of each of their lives. I loved how he stretched the story to include Heidi who is Mae's best friend and the reason Mae's father dies. I often felt like I was onsite as I read the story whether I was in Mae's home, at her high school or during the conclusion when Mae works through her grief by compiling a "scrapbook" of sorts so she can remember her dad.

It's a fast read (it took me only a couple of hours) and it will touch each person differently. I think younger teens (12+) could read it and parents could easily use it to open the gates of conversation to encourage their teens to talk about loss. I strongly encourage book groups, parent/kid book clubs and English teachers to read this as a group. The only thing Hating Heidi Foster is missing is discussion questions at the end of the book.

Outstanding book & one of the few books I give 5 stars to. Hating Heidi Foster will have a permanent place on my bookshelf unless I find a family perhaps that will benefit from it.

Disclaimer:I received a copy of Hating Heidi Foster to read and review on GivingNSharing. I was not required to have a positive review and no money exchanged hands.
Twentyfirstfinger Twentyfirstfinger
From the first beautifully rendered sentences, Hating Heidi Foster sweeps the reader into the horrifically altered world of fourteen-year-old Mae, a grieving adolescent who has just lost her father in a fire. The agony is compounded by the particulars of her father's death, a heroic giving of his own life to rescue Mae's closest friend, Heidi.

Written with a pitch perfect sense of how a child moves from grief to healing, the novel takes the reader through the months of sorrow, hate and rage that any Daddy's Girl would feel after such a loss. But the book is so much more, a celebration of loving families and how they find the courage to rebuild shattered lives. The scenes depicting Mae's mother and grandparents as they help her to heal are heartwarming; the final closing scenes, which I won't reveal for fear of spoiling the read, provide a true celebration of the father-love that should be every child's birthright.

Buy this book for your sons and daughters. After they read, settle in and enjoy a story sure to restore your faith in the human heart.
Longitude Temporary Longitude Temporary
Author Jeffrey Blount has written a poignant and unique book about what happens when everything in life changes in an instant. Two girls, both high school students and best friends for many years, find their lives torn apart when the father of one of the girls gives his life to save the other. That in itself is heartbreaking, yet in the hands of a less gifted writer the story might have been melodramatic. Not so with this talented author. Blount's writing is sublime and beautiful. I found myself re-reading passages, and turning down the corners of pages so I could go back and read them again later. He advances the story so naturally and completely inhabits the mind and spirit of his young heroine. As a parent of a teen, I sometimes read YA novels so I can recommend them to my son, a voracious reader. I will be sharing my copy of the book with him. A terrific book by a writer I'll be watching. Highly recommended!