Hooked

Hooked

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"Get hooked on a girl named Fred..." HE said: Fred Oday is a girl? Puh-leeze. Why is a girl taking my best friend's spot on the boys' 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..."show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 27.94mm | 272.15g
  • Harlequin Teen
  • Don Mills, Ont., United States
  • English
  • Original.
  • 0373210728
  • 9780373210725
  • 442,808

About Liz Fichera

Liz likes to write stories about ordinary teens who do extraordinary things. Born in Park Ridge, Illinois, Liz moved to the American Southwest after college, never expecting to live more than one year among cactus and people who'd never seen snow. She was wrong. To learn more, please visit www.LizFichera.com.show more

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When I first started this read I really enjoyed it. It started off really different to anything I've read before with its talk of Native American culture and blessings. I thought it had so much potential when the characters were introduced and the story really got going. Even though, I have to admit, it took me a really long time to even get into this story. When the characters were introduced I thought Fed was a really sweet girl who was struggling to be true to who she is in a place that doesn't allow her to be. I thought her Dad was a wonderful supporting character with the stories he tells his daughter and how he encouraged her to do what she loves. Ryan, however, came across as a real idiot at the start of the book but it was obvious why. He was one of those characters that has to redeem himself to the girl after he makes loads of stupid mistakes and realises he was in the wrong the whole time and needs to turn his life around. So I liked him from the beginning in the sense that I knew he was going to change and so I looked deeper than the stupid stuff he did. That's pretty much all I liked about it though. After just under a hundred pages in I got really tired of the characters and the story. It was one of those stories that you can predict everything that happens to an unbelievable extent. Sometimes I felt that it was so bad that there was no point in reading on. The characters got really tiresome too. I think the author waited a little too long for Ryan to change and to redeem himself. It was after the 90% mark in the read that he only started to actually fully apologise verbally and with his actions. I think if it was done gradually I would have found it more believable but this way I started to really dislike Ryan. Fred just got annoying. I know it's harsh, but she was so timid. At some points I questioned whether or not she was ashamed of who she is because that was how she was coming across half the time. I think the problem was that Ryan changed but it doesn't mean that Fred shouldn't too. I was urging her in my head to stand up for herself just a little more instead of having some kind of bodyguard with her all the time.show more
by Maryam H
I was very excited to read this book because it's not very often that you come across a YA novel about golf, a family hobby in my home. So I was super excited to get an ARC of this so I could share my thoughts with you! I liked the integration of the natives and westerners within the story. I personally new very little about the Native Americas largely due to the fact that I live in Australia, but I found the subtle cultural lesson interesting and informative. I felt that I really understood the limitations and social constraints that Fred, Ryan and the guys felt, not just because Fred is a girl on a men's golf team, but because she has a difference culture and appearance. The way the novel is written, switching between Fred and Ryan with each chapter really allows you, as the reader, to connect with each character. I liked the added unique fonts for Fred and Ryan, I felt that it showed something about their character that you otherwise wouldn't know. Fred and Ryan didn't seem like a very good match to me at the beginning of the novel, mainly for treating Fred badly simply because she had the misfortune of being a better golfer than the arrogant Seth. I thought that it was cowardly of him to side with Seth just because he's too scared to be his own person. But thankfully, he grows a set and begins to think for himself. I love Fred. She's the kind of girl that seems timid and shy, but underlying that is a river of confidence in what she believes in and loves. I think, in the end, they balance on another out and share the things that matter most - love for one another and, of course, golf. ^_^ Now I can't write this review without mentioning the psychopathy that is Seth and why I love him. Why would I love a psychopath? Well, in real life, I undoubtedly wouldn't. To be honest, if I was Fred I would've whacked him across the head with a three iron. But I love what his character brings to the story. As Ryan's best friend and the guy that got kicked to make room for Fred, he has a reason to be disgruntled, especially when Ryan to choose Fred over him. In a way he acts as a catalyst that sparks and adds kindle to the relationship between Ryan and Fred. It's his petty pranks towards Fred that causes Ryan to feel guilty and want to atone for just standing idly by and bringing them together against a common enemy, Seth. So that's why I love him, because without him, there would be no story. Hooked is a sweet story about love, jealousy and the acceptation of differences. Liz Fichera uses a unique voice that connects and engages the reader resulting in a book that you don't want to put down.show more
by Renae Hawke
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