Monday, February 22, 2010

A Match Made in High School

A Match Made in High School
By Kristin Walker

Summary (from Goodreads):
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.

Fiona is the type of girl that you think is just great - because, well, you're in her head. She kind of goes against the crowd a bit, is funny, sarcastic and loves pranks. But, being in her head does make you want to kill her at times. Like every teenage girl, she's a bit self-centered and always concerned about her own problems - even when it's obvious her best friend is going through some interesting times herself. And she doesn't catch on until her friend pretty much slaps it in her face.

I liked the realism of this book - how I can totally see this happening and this type of reaction of having to be married to some random person during your senior year of high school. It also had some decent messages - such as people really aren't who they seem. Even the jock turns out to be a better guy than anyone expected. I think it shows the growth teens make in their final year of high school - realizing that what happens during that year is something that won't matter for much longer. Definitely a fun and great read.

4/5 Roses

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  1. This sounds great. I'll remember to get this soon! = )

  2. This sounds like a fun story!

    I have an award for you on my blog:

  3. I've been wondering about this one - thanks for the review!


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