Friday, January 4, 2013
SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW - "Hooked" by LIz Fichera
When Native American Fredericka ‘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 liked it, but I really wanted to like it more! I didn't because, though a sweet story, it is a little too familiar. As a teen romance, Hooked channels the movie Pretty In Pink: Girl from the other side of the tracks falling in love with the boy on the golden trail and makes him a better person. Standing in the way is Ryan's bestfriend, Seth, the bully, bigot, and maintainer of the status quo. I expected James Spader to come off the pages and smirk at me.