Senior year of high school is often a transformational turning point between adolescence and young adulthood.
In an unfortunate turn of events, hapless high honors senior Jayme Severance finds an alternate way to spend the last year of high school: waking up from a coma at a rehab center after a near-fatal motor vehicle accident.
Closing his eyes in 2006 and opening them again in 2007, Jayme must come to terms with traumatic changes to a body that isn't his own. Torn from his family and friends, Jayme is forced to find community with strange hospital staff and stranger bedfellows.
But when he realizes he had a girlfriend before the crash, he steps up all efforts to recover enough to attend prom with his significant other by his side before the academic calendar ends—a mere five months away. Conflict: it's what makes a good fiction book.
The Hayden Diary is stranger than fiction—it's non-fiction.