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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...more
Paperback, 363 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Harlequin Teen (first published January 1st 2013)
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Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
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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...more
Zemira Warner
Nov 22, 2012 Zemira Warner rated it 2 of 5 stars 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...more
Inspired Kathy
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...more
Marie
Feb 16, 2013 Marie rated it 3 of 5 stars
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...more
Melanie
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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...more
Sam
The book description, if anything, is what caught my attention here. It promised an antagonistic romance and characters both engaging and diverse. With Fred Oday being the only girl on a boy-dominated golf team, I expected entertainment and humour, a strong main character and a story both significant and fun. That isn't quite what I got in the end, but Hooked was still a decent read, despite that.

At times, I truly enjoyed this. The book occasionally delivered on my expectations and provided tha...more
Marcia - 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
...more
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
Sarah
3.5

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...more
Naoms

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...more
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...more
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...more
Nana
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?

FULL REVIEW IS UP!!

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...more
Stacy Girls in the STACKS
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...more
Donna {Book Passion for Life}
Get hooked on a girl named Fred? Well, it's Fredricka - which I totally prefer to Fred but Ryan sure does get hooked on our girl. I really enjoyed Hooked once I got past the first number of chapters. The start was pretty slow to start with but I'm really glad I stuck with it because once I got past that, the story is full of goodness.

When Fred is offered to play golf for her high school team, it's an opportunity she can't miss. It could possibly win her a scholarship and that means she could ac...more
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.
Renae McKenzie
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...more
Bethany
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...more
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
Brob
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...more
Jetches (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...more
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Tia ShadowRealm
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...more
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...more
Farrah
This review also appears on my blog at http://www.thegoldenruleof666.blogspo...

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...more
Mel
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’...more
Emily
Native American Fredrika "Fred" Oday has caught the interest of her high school golf coach. Her relentless practice and natural grace on the green has him believing they can finally have a winning year. The problem is there is only one golf team and it is a boys team. Taking the spot of one of the school's most popular boys has put a target on her back and brought her the notice of Ryan Berenger who has had everything handed to him on a golden spoon.

Ryan doesn't want anything to do with Fred, e...more
Trader (RedHotBlueReads)
There were so many things I liked about this debut novel from Liz Fichera. It really tackles some heavy themes of prejudice, bullying, racism, and peer pressure to name a few, and the book handles these with equal measure of horror and hope.

Fred Oday is a young Native American woman with athletic prowess. She’s honed her golf skills for most of her life, and when she is offered a spot on the boys high school golf team, she decides to take it. She struggles a bit with her decision, knowing it won...more
Lex (Fastidious Reader)
Damn. Finally. I am done with Hooked.

Uh, I don't really like watching golf since I don't understand it. I mean the rules. I do understand you need to swing the club and hit the ball. Lol. But it's like educational ride for me.

I didn't even know that golf could be a team kind of game. Anyway, Hooked is not really something new. I mean, sure the golf is new but the story, not so well. Already read it somewhere else.

It is also a bit predictable in some parts. Like that thing between the two bestfr...more
Sapir
For this review and more visit Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl

Book Description:

Fred, a Native American girl, joins the school's all-boy varsity golf team.
Fred faces a lot of difficulties as the only girl in the group who is also Native American. Her teammates refuse to except her as one of them and laugh at her behind her back. Her rivals doubt her abilities. She is also not as rich as the other white boys in her team - she can't afford any of the expensive equipment required for golf.
Ryan, one of F...more
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Liz is an author living in the American Southwest by way of Chicago. Her YA debut HOOKED released in January 2013. Its companion, PLAYED, releases in 2014.
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