Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Match Made in Highschool by Kristin Walker

Title: A Match Made in Highschool 
Author:  Kristin Walker
Genre:  Young Adult
Publisher:  Razor Bill
Publication Date:  February 2010
ISBN:  978-1-59514-257-3
Stand alone or series: Stand Alone
Pages: 278
Book Received from:  Bought
First Lines:  I should have known.  I should have known the minute I went to get my favourite White Stripes pepermint tee and found it not in the drawer, but temporarily forgotten in the back of my closet, curled up in a crusty ball.

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.

My Thoughts 
A few other blogs had this in their IMM a little while ago and after a friend on the Good Reads website recommended it, I couldn't wait to read it.

A Match Made in Highschool was entertaining and funny and I read this in one sitting.  Fiona is a very lovable character.  She is kinda nerdy but not afraid to give her opinion and tell it like it is.  I found myself at times laughing out loud with her witty comments and narration and especially loved the verbal fights between her and her "Husband".  Marcie and Johnny are lovable characters and I couldn't help liking Fiona's "husband" too.  It's definitely a cast full of amusing characters.

The only thing that is a little far fetched was the whole Marriage thing but that's what makes this book such a great read.  I mean if I was put in that situation and stuck with a so called jock well.. I'd imagine myself taking the same road as Fiona.

All in all this is definitely a light funny read that I would recommend to everyone!

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