A Match Made in High School

A Match Made in High School

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When the principal announces that every senior must participate in a mandatory year-long Marriage Education program, Fiona Sheehan believes that her life can't get any worse. Then she marries her ?husband?: jerky jock Todd, whose cheerleader girlfriend, Amanda, has had it in for Fiona since day one of second grade. Even worse? Amanda is paired with Fiona's long-term crush, Gabe. At least Fiona is doing better than her best friend, Marcie, who is paired up with the very quiet, very mysterious Johnny Mercer. Pranks, fights, misunderstandings, and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions, convoluted coupling, and hidden crushes.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1595142576
  • 9781595142573
  • 102,789

About Kristin Walker

Kristin Walker has been writing for teens and children for several years. Her fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in magazines such as Ladybug and Wee Ones, and her essays can be found in two Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She lives in a Chicago suburb with her husband and three sons. A Match Made in High School is her first novel.show more

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:) Fantastic easy read.show more
by Grace Fisher
A Match Made in High school is a hilarious read with a quirky main character you can't help but love. It should come with a warning label: do not read while someone is trying to sleep in the same room as you. It kept me up all night and I kept waking up my husband with fits of giggles. Fiona is an 'outcast' carefree and not afraid to speak her mind. I could really relate with that, because I wasn't in any of the cliches in high school. She is witty and has pranks going with her assigned husband, who she initially hates. Their banter is amazing, and I love to watch how their truce formed. The little girl that she babysits is amazing too, and I love the truths that she speaks, and how profound they really are. We forget as we get older true friendship, forgiveness and innocent love. And don't even get me started on Johnny Mercer. He is a wonderful character and I am glad that he breaks the mold. His personality is wonderful and although his looks are not the greatest, I would date him any day (well, provided I wasn't already married, but you get my drift.) His humor, his loyalty, his kindness, and selflessness really blew me away. Although there are a lot of cliched groups in this book, Kristin really makes it her own. She puts her own spin on it, and she has the main character Fiona learn something about herself and others. It helps to bridge the gap in between the social divides. I recommend this book when you need a light, easy, and HILARIOUS read.show more
by Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
Many people have heard of the classes that require students to handle an egg or a sack of flour to practice good parenting skills. But a year-long mandatory Marriage Ed course? Not so much. Fiona is having the worst start to her senior year possible. And when the seniors are informed that the principal is initiating a mandatory Marriage Ed course to graduate, Fiona is shell-shocked. Well, if she can land her long-time crush, Gabe, as her "husband," it might not be so bad. But to top off the horrible start, she lands none other than Todd Harding, "the" biggest jerk of the school, at least as far as Fiona is concerned. And Gabe winds up with none other than Todd's cheerleader co-captain girlfriend, Amanda. Fiona and Todd are at odds throughout the course. Fiona picks babysitting as their "real life" job and in retaliation, Todd requires Fiona to participate in cheerleading. At least Fiona's best friend, Marcie, lands a nice guy for her partner, Johnny Mercer. And Johnny goes so far as to help Fiona in her pranks against Todd. But when Fiona goes too far, Marcie yells at her for being selfish, then gives her the cold shoulder. When Fiona's mom gets into crusade mode against the school and the Marriage Ed course, Fiona figures things can't get any worse. But life can take a surprising twist and Fiona is startled by various revelations. For a book that was originally due for release in May of 2009, I was a bit worried that there was a reason for the delay in publication. Thankfully, the worry in delay was unfounded. Though I don't know the reason for the postponement, it was well worth the wait. Ms. Walker has written an entertaining and creative look at high school. She brilliantly wove a story that made the reader cheer for the wrong people at the beginning and watch as the characters evolved throughout the course of the fall semester. Ms. Walker makes the reader want to hate Todd from the beginning, but the sparring between Todd and Fiona is feisty and amusing. I found myself chuckling throughout the story and rooting for the underdogs the whole way through. I'm just thankful that my high school didn't have a mandatory Marriage Ed class! I know I wouldn't have had quite the fun that Fiona and gang had! *Gold Star Award Winner!show more
by TeensReadToo
There have not been many books that have made me laugh out loud, but this accomplished that on several different occasions. Sure books have made me smile and even been funny, but not usually enough to have me embarrassing myself in public when I bust out laughing and no one knows why exactly. Kristin Walker just knows how to write so that it hits your funny bone. This is not a gushing romance novel. I would equate it to having a chick flick's amount of wooing, and a realistic amount of idiotic mistakes being made by the characters themselves in the process of seeking said romance. It was fabulous to read and highly entertaining to see how it unfolded. It was good fun from start to finish and a super quick read at that. I think it would be the perfect book for a rainy afternoon, I had it finished in one sitting without a problem. The idea that a high school would make a marriage education class a graduation requirement for seniors was a little bit of a stretch in my opinion but I couldn't have cared less because it was just too much fun to watch them all squirm. I know that's a terrible thing to say, but it's just fiction right? Following along as Fiona gets paired with the popular jock Todd, her best friend Marcie is paired with the quiet loner Johnnie, and Todd's cheerleader girlfriend gets matched up with Fiona's crush Gabe, it was just pure comedy. All mixed up but with no choice but to participate and slug it out, these seniors have their work cut out for them, not to mention their holding onto their sanity. I loved it all and I'm positive so will any other reader and fan of YA literature.show more
by Katelyn
Oh my gosh this book was hilarious! Warning don't read in public or everyone will think you are insane. The banter that goes on in between Fiona and Todd, is so funny. Besides that this book was really good, the characters were all very different and had their own distinct personalities, the plot was interesting while somewhat predictable, there were some parts that I was definitely not expecting. I really appreciated the message that was portrayed in this book, while not being too pushy. Again this book was hilarious and dealt with some real life issues that really make the story relate-able, I mean who hasn't been stuck with an unwanted project partner? This is a great Debut and I cannot wait for more from this talented author! And the cover is beautiful!show more
by Mariah L
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