Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hooked by Liz Fichera Book review

Title: Hooked
Author: Liz Fichera
Release Date: 1st February 2013
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult

Goodreads Description

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...

Not your usual Romeo and Juliet love story. But a wonderfully written story about two people from different sides of town and the love of Golf.

This story is unique of its own, not your normal ya. But the reader will certainly enjoy and be able to envisage the setting this story is set in. The author has done a wonderful job of putting forth Fred and Ryan’s friendship - the surroundings and also the storyline within. At first Fred is unsure about another rich boy, but in time the friendship grows and Fred and Ryan form a bond.

Fred is a Native American girl, and Ryan is the golden rich boy. They meet through the love of Golf and Fred has a killer swing. Fred tries out and gets a spot on the boy’s golf team and the story does revolve around Golf :)

  She is surrounded by rich boys, who have everything they could want, and Fred’s aim is to get a scholarship and do what she loves most.

There wasn’t a lot of romance in the book, but none the less I still enjoyed this much so. Fred was given a hard time, and I have to say at times I did feel sorry for her. But saying this She was a tough character and never let this deter her love of golf or dampen her persona.

It was certainly nice to read a book that involves a sport that someone so passionately enjoyed and loves. I am not a big golf person, but did enjoy this book anyway. Some terms did confuse me, but I did look them up to make sure I knew what I was reading. ( lol ) For all those readers who don’t play golf don’t let this steer you away it’s still a wonderful Ya story.

No sex involved, a little talk and a few f words thrown in as well. But overal a story for 16 plus .

Overall, a must read Ya story to add to your list, with a twist you won’t see coming ;)

I do prefer the Aussie cover to this one. I think this cover is slightly misleading as it certainly doesnt come across as romantic as this cover.

Thank you to Harlequin teen australia for supplying me with this book to review for my honest opinion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

GOLF?? Blurgh! But in all seriousness, this book does look good and I'm going to add it to my goodreads :) Great review!

Star xxx