Monday, January 7, 2013

Hooked by Liz Fichera

Title: Hooked
Author: Liz Fichera
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Release Date: January 31st, 2013
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Pages: 368
Format: Electronic Copy
Acquired: ARC; Netgalley
Interest: Series
Age Group: Young Adult

When Native American Fredricka ‘Fred’ Oday is invited to become the only girl on the school’s golf team, she can’t say no. This is an opportunity to shine, win a scholarship and go to university, something no one in her family has done.

But Fred’s presence on the team isn’t exactly welcome — especially not to rich golden boy Ryan Berenger, whose best friend was kicked off the team to make a spot for Fred.

But there’s no denying that things are happening between the girl with the killer swing and the boy with the killer smile...

I'm not really sure what to say about this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it, found the drama to be very real, and overall just liked the characters. I finished rather quickly, which is actually not so bad.

When Fred, a young girl from the Rez, joins the boy's varsity golf team, teaming up with one of the best players on the team, Ryan Berenger. But Fred and Ryan are on the opposite side of the tracks and in order to be together they'll need to overcome their cultural differences.

But that won't be so easy considering that Ryan is not only popular but he also has friends who will do anything to keep Fred away from Ryan.

If I say this wasn't drama heavy, I'd be lying. For a moment I almost felt like I was on an episode of a teen drama. All I can say is that Ryan's friends really, really, really didn't want him to be with Fred.

I absolutely loved both narratives between Ryan and Fred. I liked being able to get into both their heads, though sometimes I feel like we got more one story than the other. There were a lot of moments that Ryan and Fred made me upset, but in a good way.

I wanted to claw out Gwen's and Seth's eye, but after reading, who wouldn't?

There was just so much going on, but I loved it. I liked the way things ended. The realistic aspect of it all drew me in, because there was nothing too out there (even though there would be no problem with that!) and I think that Fichera did an amazing job.

And the best part? There is a sequel! *squeals* I cannot wait for it!

1 comment:

Lindy Gomez said...

I can't wait to read Hooked. Thanks for the review. I love realistic fiction and when an author shows us what both characters are thinking.