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Hooked (Hooked #1)

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,542 Ratings  ·  435 Reviews
When Native American Fredricka ‘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
Paperback, 363 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Harlequin Teen (first published January 1st 2013)
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content &/or language reader discretion is advised.
3 STARS out of 5
Genre: YA Romance

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'But then in first period English, for the very first time, he looked at me: Ryan Berenger. The pretentious, moody guy, who couldn't be bothered to have dinner with his family, the one who always had his arm around the bleached-blonde girl from the pom squad...' ~Inner monologue of Fred

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Fredrika better know as Fred is a Native American attending a public school that is off the re
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
Nov 22, 2012 Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: fans of Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker
This review is also featured on my blog ILoveTeenBooks.

2.5 stars

This is a story about Fred, a Native American girl golfer who joins her all boy’s Varsity high school golf team. She gets Seth’s place on the team and he is not happy about that. His best friend, Ryan accepts the fact Seth won’t be joining him again really fast. But Seth can’t let it go even though he is not very good at golf. So he starts to bully Fred at every chance he gets.

What I liked about this story that it’s about sports-go
Inspired Kathy
Jan 02, 2013 Inspired Kathy rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
I think the US cover for his book is awful. I used the UK cover for my blog but I'm not sure either cover is a good fit for this book. The US cover screams sex and there wasn't even a sex scene in the book. There wasn't even much sizzle between Fred & Ryan.

I didn't have very high expectations for this book I think because I judged it by its US cover. I only started reading it after I saw the UK cover. Golf isn't my thing and having a girl on a boys team is not a new story-line. There wasn't
MarciaB - Book Muster Down Under
The Blurb
“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
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Hooked is one of those books that will Hook you in. I have to say I started it on Thanksgiving morning at 5am while I was prepping the food and I read it till 5pm. I could not not that is not true I would not put this book down. I needed to finish it like I needed air to breathe. Okay so I am going to tell you why I loved this book so much first. First off I love the fact that the characters came from different backgrounds. Fredricka Oday is an Indian girl from the Reservation and Ryan Berenger ...more
Feb 16, 2013 Marie rated it liked it
Shelves: good
Ok. This book. Eugh I feel a little bad for what I am about to write. Maybe I am unfair in judgement?
You see my major critic with this book stems from the fact that I have never, seen, took part or am aware of anything golf related. Therefore all these terms like 'par' I had to google, which as you can imagine got really annoying and prevented me from getting the most out if and fully relating to this story.

Ill apologise in advance to all you golfers, LETS BE FAIR THOUGH, GOLF IS NOT THE MOST E
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2.5 stars

Thank you Cuddlebuggery for sending me this copy!

'But then in first period English, for the very first time, he looked at me: Ryan Berenger. The pretentious, moody guy, who couldn't be bothered to have dinner with his family, the one who always had his arm around the bleached-blonde girl from the pom squad.'

One of these days I am going to read the beginning of a contemporary novel then predict how the romance builds-up. Chances are, I'm going to ge
Dec 30, 2014 Livvie rated it it was ok

Title: Hooked
Author: Liz Falchera
HEA: (view spoiler)

I don't want to be mean rating this book two stars but... It didn't work for me. AT ALL.
The blurb, at the beginning, seemed to be interesting... The book... not so much!
Hooked talks about prejudices, mean girls, mean guys, golf clubs and high school.
I don't know anything about (the real) American high school, because I'm Italian and I live in Europe, but frankly I don't th
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
3.75 stars! YA romance with an unusual plot and a captivating heroine, but a less memorable hero.

This is a series, but each book will have its own H/h. Book 2 (Played) is due out in 2014 and will be about the sister and friend of this book’s H/h.

Fredricka Oday, “Fred”, “Daughter of the River People” (16 years/Junior in high school/Native American/black hair/black eyes) has grown up on the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona with her father and brother, and her unstable, alcoholic mom. She h
Jan 06, 2013 Stacy rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
After reading this book I sat back scratching my head and thought about the many conflicting views running around my brain about this book. On one hand, I loved the idea of this book – a Native American main character given a natural talent with the game of golf and her being thrown into the white world of her town playing on an all-male team. HOWEVER on the flip side we are given two very weak main characters – they lie, they’re immature, and they make lots of mistakes.

How am I supposed to like
Jan 03, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it

I have some issues with the tidiness of the resolution, and way too many coincidences. I would have also preferred more page time with Fred and her friends, since Ryan and his friends were the focus quite a bit. However, this is a quality sports-themed YA novel (way better than the Catching Jordan books) and the southwestern setting was spot on, right down to the use of language. The really harsh cultural tensions were also really accurate--it could have been straight out of the school system

Originally posted onConfessions of an Opinionated Book Geek

3.5 Stars

Fred likes to play golf. In fact, golf is the only thing in her life that makes her feel good. So, when the coach of the high school golf team asks her to join, Fred jumps at the chance. The problem is that everyone else on the team is male, privileged and white, three things that Fred is not. And the fact that a popular boy was kicked off the team to make space for Fred, doesn’t make things better for her. “Hooked” is told from
Jan 01, 2013 Eden rated it it was ok
Oh, I so wanted to like this. But Fred and Ryan just didn't sell themselves as real characters to me. Both are a little on the passive side, and their relationship is devoid of tangible chemistry. As well, trying to focus on both their troublesome parental issues resulted in neither being fully developed.

The side characters ranged from great (Yolanda and the other girls from the rez) to absurd, like Ryan's friend Seth, whose main purpose seems to be to shower hate on Fred with an implausible rea
Teresa Mary Rose
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Fun fact about Teresa: I have been playing golf since I was about 9 years old. For years I dealt with all the “girls don’t play golf” crap and having to prove myself to the boys. Heck it still happens today. So it is not a surprise that this book caught my attention immediately. I just knew I had to read it. At the same time though, I was worried. As someone who knows golf, I was worried that it wouldn’t feel authentic and that I would be able to f
Jana (The Book Goddess)

Eeeep! I love this book so much! When I got approved by Netgalley I couldn't help jumping up and down! And now that I've read it, I can say it's one of my favourites I've read this year and that you all should buy this when it comes out 2013 next month! It's like Perfect Chemistry (one of my fave books ever!) and Catching Jordan and golf!

Fred is one of the best protagonist ever. She (yes, SHE) is just one of those people who you'd love to be friends with - she's loyal, real (as in, not one of
Jan 07, 2013 Nana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the story so much!
Fred was living a tough life but she owned it. I love her.
And wow, who knows that golf can be so interesting?


This book really hooked me from the first time I read it. The story is so intriguing and deliciously written. Although there are so many golf stuffs here and there, it didn't confuse me at all (thanks to the glossary at the end of the book). In fact, I really enjoyed it. It really enriched my knowledge about golf. And I love Fred's character. Sh
Alex Sharrock
what an amazing start to 2013!
loved this novel and it has such an original plot.

The full review for this can be found here on my blog.
Liz Fichera
Jul 15, 2013 Liz Fichera rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Hard to believe that the release date is right around the corner. I hope you enjoy the story.
Kim at Divergent Gryffindor
When Fred Oday, a Native American, gets invited to join the boys golf team of their school, she is not exactly welcomed by the whole team. In order to get to the team, one of their teammates lost the spot to give Fred hers, who happens to be Ryan Berenger's best friend, Seth. But when they get teamed up for the game, Ryan sees that Fred is actually an amazing golf player. Things change and Ryan doesn't know whether to side with Fred or his best friend.

I actually read Played for a blog tour witho
Renae McKenzie
May 02, 2015 Renae McKenzie rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on Rolling with the Moments.

I was very excited to read this book because it's not very often that you come across a YA novel about golf, a family hobby in my home. So I was super excited to get an ARC of this so I could share my thoughts with you!

I liked the integration of the natives and westerners within the story. I personally new very little about the Native Americas largely due to the fact that I live in Australia, but I found the subtle cultural lesson interesting
I received a digital ARC of this novel from Netgalley on behalf of Harlequin Enterprises Australia

Hooked is the story about Fred, a Native American girl living in a place that is largely populated by wealthy white people. When she is asked to play on the boy's golf team, it sparks changes in her life. Fred now struggles with unwanted attention and derision from her peers. On the team she is paired up with Ryan; a white boy from a wealthy family whose best friend was kicked off the team to make w
Molli Moran
After reading several contemporary books last year that featured main characters as athletes, I wanted to try Hooked. I'm really glad I did, because like predecessors Catching Jordan, Stealing Parker, and others, Hooked utilizes a bit of a twist on familiar plots. In Liz Fichera's debut novel, the main character Fred faces several challenges, but has an indomitable spirit that was beautiful to read about. Although the other main character, Ryan, wore on my nerves, I never found Fred to be anythi ...more
Dec 13, 2012 Brob rated it it was amazing
This was an extremely refreshing read! It seems that a lot of literature is repeating itself with themes. I was really happy that this contemporary YA didn’t have a love triangle or a played out angle.

I was a little leery of a book on golf but I was pleasantly surprised with the complexity of the story. This isn’t another story about a kid from the wrong side of the tracks. So here are the things that I loved about this book!

- - Underneath the plot there are themes of race and gender woven thro
Jessica  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
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I was a little disappointed. This book started off so promising. Everything seemed different compared to other books I’ve read. However, right for the start I found myself not liking Ryan and, sadly, it didn’t really change until about 90% way through the novel. He continued to defend the actions of his best friend until the 90% marker (even after he did some completely unforgiveable things to Fred) and I really cou
Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
An e-ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Fred and Ryan don’t get along and you just know love will change all that. Fred thinks he’s too pretentious and Ryan’s mad the golf coach kicked his best friend off the team so Fred could join. What starts out as a seemingly innocent encounter, the two classmates finally realize who the other is even though they had no intention of getting to know one another in the first place.

As in most contemporaries, there always has to
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Tia ShadowRealm
Jan 17, 2013 Tia ShadowRealm rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, out-now
This story is one of the few that I have read recently which is exactly as it is described. Fred is the only female member of a boys golf team which on its own can cause some controversy but on top of that she is one of the few students in the school who lives on the nearby reservation which leaves room for discrimination because of her race and her lack of wealth. Unlike all the boys on the team whose fathers have memberships to golf clubs, Fred's father works at one.
From the beginning of the
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)

Okay, so I have to admit that at first I didn't think I was going to be able to deal with a girl named Fred in the book. I was sort of expecting to be all kinds of confused while reading. I'm one of those readers that a simple name can throw me off. I know it's weird, right? Fortunately, though, I didn't have an issue with it at all. I think it's because the story is told from two different points of view.

Hooked touches some real life issues that a lot of readers will be able to relate to. Fred
Dec 31, 2012 Farrah rated it really liked it
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A lovely romance with some depth. Hooked was a wonderful book that featured a sweet romance and tackled some bigger issues.

Fred is a different heroine, immediately obvious from her name. She is of Native American ancestry and lives on a reservation. Though no one in her family went to college, she hopes to get a golf scholarship so that she can afford to go. So, she decides to join to boy's golf team at her high schoo
I enjoyed Hooked way more than I anticipated. Normally, I’m not a fan of golf. I’ve played a few times and had fun, but that’s about it. I’m happy to report that I was entertained the whole time while reading this book AND I found myself getting nervous and excited during the tournaments. So, if you’re like me and don’t really care for golf, no need to worry, you’ll find yourself sucked into the story in no time.

Fred. Sweet, adorable Fred. I love her. It wasn’t weird for me that she has a boys’
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