Monday, December 10, 2012

Review: Hooked by Liz Fichera

Title: Hooked
Author: Liz Fichera
Series: Hooked, #1
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: January 31, 2013

Synopsis: Get hooked on a girl named Fred...

HE said: Fred Oday is a girl? Why is a girl taking my best friends spot on the boy's varsity golf team?

SHE said: Can I seriously do this? Can I join the boys' team? Everyone will hate me - especially Ryan Berenger.

HE said: Coach expects me to partner with Fred on the green? That is crazy bad. Fred's got to go - especially now that I can't get her out of my head. So not happening.

SHE said: Ryan can be nice, when he's not being a jerk. Like the time he carried my golf bag. But the girl from the rez and the spoiled rich boy from the suburbs? So not happening.

But there's no denying that things are happening as the girl with the killer swing takes on the boy with the killer smile...

Review: Hooked was a pretty adorable story that tackled some pretty serious issues (Namely: bullying and discrimination). The book starts out with the reader being introduced to Fred Oday. She (Yes, Fred is a girl- Fred being short for Fredricka) loves to play golf and has being doing little else all summer. School is about to start back up when she's contacted by the golf coach of her high school, offering her a spot on the team after watching her play at the golf course. She accepts because golf is her passion and something she truly loves. The only problem? It's an all boys golf team- and as if she wouldn't stick out enough, she's also Native American. She gets paired with Ryan Berenger, who pretty much hates her on the spot because she has taken his best friend Seth's spot on the team. They are quite ready to just ignore each other and play the sport they both love when another complication arises.... they begin to hate each other less and less and start to think that they actually might maybe kind of like each other?! Thus, the story takes off and it was was one I thoroughly enjoyed! :))

An ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

-Kristen ♥

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