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Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker

A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis: 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.


Review: This was ridiculously HIGH-LARIOUS. There are just so many things going on in this book that make me want to laugh. Not bad, of course--but in the best possible way ever imagined. It was mostly unpredictable-- except for something that I am glad I figured out! (Hehe...) Fiona is such an entertaining character, along with all the others. Anyway--enough about the comical aspects of it, let's get to what really matters!

This book has a message.

Unlike many YA books out there, you can really see what it was meant for. There are little hints that weave the theme together. For me, the best thing about this book was it contained dynamic characters. They change for the better, and you just have to remember that first impressions aren't necessarily correct. Everything came together perfectly by the end of the book, and I can't stop saying this, but the debut authors this year are really UNBELIEVABLY INCREDIBLE IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.

Get your butt out there, and read this for a whole segment of laughs, happiness, and deliciousness!
What I thought of...
The Beginning: From this point, I didn't really like some of the characters, Todd in particular but it changed later...
The Middle: I couldn't stop cracking up. All those jokes and pranks were hilarious.
The End: I liked how I could see change in a lot of the characters. I definitely liked the ending.
FTC: Received from publisher for OST

4 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh sounds so cute! I love the idea of this. I must look into it further :)

Michelle said...

I've heard such amazing things about this book. Can't wait to read it! :D

robby (once upon a book blog/fourteen years) said...

I want to read this book SO BADLY. :]

pirate penguin said...

I loved this book! :D