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Hooked

3.32 of 5 stars 3.32  ·  rating details  ·  886 ratings  ·  156 reviews
Thea Galehouse has always known how to take care of herself. With a flighty club-owner mom and a standoffish, recovering-alcoholic dad, Thea has made her own way in her hometown of New York, attending the prestigious and competitive Stuyvesant High School. But one chat with Will, a handsome and witty senior, and she's a goner—completely hooked on him and unable to concentr...more
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published August 9th 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Peggy
May 27, 2011 Peggy rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No one
Recommended to Peggy by: It was an advanced reader's copy.
Thea is a high school junior when she falls in love with a senior. She is sure that when Will leaves for college in the fall that he will dump her, but he doesn't. He attends a university in New York close enough that she can visit him anytime and still make it home for dinner. Then Thea discovers that she is pregnant. Major life changes are on the way...

I really, truly didn't like this book. In fact, I never finished it - I gave up and that is unusual for me. I felt the writing was uneven and...more
Michelle
Hooked is such a believable and real book. Nothing is sugar coated, nothing is too far of a stretch. It is all real life, and that is what I enjoyed most about it. I am not a huge fan of teenage pregnancy so I wasn't sure how much I was going to love Hooked, but Catherine Greenman does not try to glamorize pregnancy. But what she does accomplish is paint a very accurate picture of the situation and how it affects everyone. Hooked is the story of not just Thea and Will, but of their whole familie...more
Jenna Lacovara
This book was awful. It was poorly written and fantastically unrealistic, and the characters weren't even remotely likeable. Will was a jerk, Thea was a spoiled brat ... I hated everything about this book. It doesn't glamorize teen pregnancy, but it certainly doesn't paint a realistic picture of it.
Jessica B
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First of all: while the cover is relevant, I would never read it in public. There's really no hiding what the book's about. MOVING ON.

With Hooked's mostly-likable protagonist and unique subject matter, Hooked was an entertaining read.

No, it wasn't perfect. My main problem was the way time jumps. For a story about pregnancy, time jumps are needed, yes. But for some reason they felt odd and unnatural to me and it was something that bothered me, as did some other m...more
Emily, a Book and a Cat
Concept/ideas: 4/5
Characters: 3.5/5
Storyline/Plot: 4/5
Rating: 3.5/4 stars

This book was really good. Not as good as I thought maybe it would be. But still definitely good. I was expecting more of an easier plotline, but it actually goes along with a pretty in depth feel and alot of thought within the story... more than you'd expect. It went pretty fast, and the book takes place over a span of about 3 years from the very beginning, to the very end. There were some slow parts, but every word, every...more
kb
This was a random pick for me but luckily, reading it made me so happy about my choice. I'm surprised to see why the other reviews seem so negative because I found it to be such a good read. It gave a fresher take on first love and pregnancy and teen parenthood, such as the factors of cool and accepting parents, a willing parents-to-be teens. It's also definitely smarter, more real and... well, more ~hooking, if I may say so, than the similarly plotted novels I've read before. The main character...more
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
This was a gritty yet funny at time contemporary. I think that we get a unique view into being pregnant and being a teen mom, and I think that it's an important message. As much as Thea tries at times, she cannot romanticize the idea, especially when her boyfriend Will makes it where she can't stay with him for a while. Though I liked this book and what it tried to convey, I was left feeling like there is nothing that will make me remember it a year from now. I still think that its worth readin...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
I don’t pick up much teen pregnancy books cause of the drama. This story however, goes farther and much more in depth than what I thought.

1. Plot. This has a very good plot. We have the characters who meet, fall in love and of course get pregnant unexpectedly. And they fail. I really enjoyed the plot has the rise of love, excitement of a new life to the failing of communication and fear. It really showcase every single angle.

2. Emotions. This story is just like a roller coaster. First love, the...more
Leah  (Simply Nerdy Book Reviews)
This is my third teen pregnancy novel, and the first that I've really, really liked. The first was Dessen's Someone Like You which just didn't have any appeal for me at all, and the second was such a terrible experience, in fact, that it became the only book that I have ever reviewed negatively.I was pleasantly surprised with Catherine Greenman's debut novel Hooked and dually shocked by the negativety of other reviews I've seen.

The entire novel is very fresh and relatable; it's a sweet (and some...more
Maya Khan
It was brilliant. I'll be honest, I started this thinking it was just another boy meets girl kind of book. But boy was ii wrong! It had its cliched moments but I liked the deeper parts better and was bowled over by the strong female lead and her love for her baby!

This is Greenman's first novel and I must say she's done a pretty good job. It's not mind blowing literature mind you, but it has it's finer moments as well. I liked the fact that she didn't try to portray teenage pregnancy as a cool t...more
Ange
Thea and Will fall for each other whilst in high school and then Will heads off to college. They still see each other and are madly in love. But then she discovers she is pregnant. What will she do?? And how will she tell Will or worse her parents??
I’ve found that a lot of people haven’t liked this book that much but I somehow really enjoyed it. It might have been that it was about pregnancy (I’m a student Midwife, my life is consumed by pregnant women) or that it involved crochet, a favourite...more
Emily
I know this is totally random and weird, but I got this book out of the library, and I think I may have been the first to read it. That has never happened before and I'm really excited about it. :p

Ok, enough with the creepy statements and to the review.

Although I really enjoyed this book, there were some things I didn't like about it. The romance was too quick. They meet, talk, whatever. That's fine. But then they go on a date, have their first kiss, fall in love, in one evening. And then soon a...more
Arimas Jones
This book was horrible. Okay yeah this is a reality version of getting pregnant it's not easy. But there was no hook to my book it was as plain as white bread. And I so didn't buy her struggle. Okay so she decided to keep it. Lucky gee she had super supportive parents and in-laws that were also comfortable livers and took care of her and that baby. She was just so emotional. This whole thing was a pathetic emotional struggle and I was heavily disappointed. And will did no seem hot or at all a de...more
Scarlett Arellano
This book is about teenage pregnancy. Thea was always careful she always knew how to be responsible and take care of herself. Until one day she made a met William. William is a senior she fell I love with. Thea got pregnant at the age of 17 and that change her life. This book has a lot of conflicts between the people she loves the most. I cant say I didn't like this book but I wasn't a very big fan of it either. They could of made this book more interesting just saying. In this book the first t...more
Kat
Hooked is a strange book – the synopsis hinted at a kind of epic romance and relationship between Thea and Will, and is one of the reasons why I picked it up in the first place. Coupled with the hook of teen pregnancy, I was ready to completely lose myself in it.

However, the relationship is totally devoid of any real romantic, or even other, kind of connection between Thea and Will. It felt really awkward – they meet, get together, Thea finds out she is pregnant and after deciding to keep the ba...more
Angela C
Let’s start with the good. I was very impressed by Greenman’s portrayal of Thea and Will, two teens just out of high school who find out they're going to be parents. My main pet peeve with teen pregnancy books is that the young mother is usually a whiny, immature child and the father is a nincompoop, a deadbeat, or both. This makes it tremendously difficult to connect with them, and I generally end up frustrated and uninterested. In Hooked, though, Thea and Will act as I hope I would have acted...more
Jennifer Conner
"I took the crochet hook and stabbed it into the ball. It looked like a piece of sculpture or artwork, full of weight and purpose. When I pulled th ehod out it brought a couple of strands of yarn with it and I thought, that's my heart right now-- stabbed by a blunt object, with little bitsof heart mush oozing out. That's my heart. My heart is hooked.(34)" Life goes by as normal for Thea. A junior in high school, living with her divorced mother. She has little communication with her recovering al...more
Hannah
This books really makes me wish I lived somewhere where, instead of having to buy books online, I could go to a bookstore or library and take a look at the book, read the first page or so, before buying or borrowing it. After reading about a page, I was almost positive that this book would not be a good read for me. And it wasn't - the book frustrated me to no end.

Hooked starts out describing how Thea meets Will and how their relationship develops. And from the beginning on, their relationship d...more
Kelly
Hooked started out a little shaky for me. In the beginning, the timeline just didn't make any sense. In one chapter, we'd be with Thea while she started to learn how to crochet, and all of a sudden, in the next chapter, it was months later. That seemed to happen a lot in the beginning, but then Thea would always go back to this ball of purple yarn that she was using to make a scarf, and it seemed like she never made any progress crocheting the scarf, so there were times when I was confused about...more
Blair Mirth
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So a little while back the Misty - The Book Rat did a discussion topic on Buzz words and deal breakers and while I do believe I had a list ready to roll I never made the video. Needless to say Hooked [to use something totally cliché] had me hooked and it reeled me in with some of my favorite buzz words: Knitting, wool, crochet, teen pregnancy, dysfunctional family and love. Now while I loved those words and I admit I certainly was excited throughout the book every time she mentioned...more
Joni Thomas
There is no book on teen pregnancy that I will pass up, it's a subject that for some reason, I love to read about. So naturally I couldn't wait to read this book. And I liked it. The story follows Thea who meets Will at school and he asks her out on a date. Before you know it they have both fallen hard for each other, completely wrapped up in and, yes, hooked on each other. Their relationship even withstands Will's move to college. Then Thea finds out she is pregnant and their relationship will...more
Savi Malfitano
Thea is a teen who discovers love for the first time and is consumed by this new feeling, the feeling of comfort and need that she lacks from her divorced parents. She meets Will at school during his senior year (her junior) and before she knows it she is head over heels for him. As the relationship progresses she becomes pregnant and it changes everything! She makes a really tough decision that will lead her to grow up quickly, she keeps her baby. Throughout the story we're introduced to her be...more
Michelle
I was feeling different things about this book as I read it. The story was not very gripping to me and in fact it took me quite a while to get through it. I have to read something while eating, and so this book lived on my dining room table but I was never compelled to bring the book with me to read in other parts of the house. Not until about 2/3 of the way did the pace start to pick up.
Thea. I didn’t like her at all at first. I thought she was rather whiny but once you get an idea of her paren...more
Bailey (IB Book Blogging)
Going in to Hooked, I was weary but hopeful. Teen Pregnancy is such a taboo subject so I was interested in how Greenman would pull it off. I am sad to say that I was a bit disappointed in the outcome. The characters were one-dimensional and I wasn't able to really get into Hooked because of that. They weren't very likable, and I found myself cringing at their words and actions. If you are interested in books like this, try it. If you aren't but are a bit curious about it, be prepared to be let d...more
Stacey B.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: I had really high hopes for this book and I was pretty disappointed. I really like reading stories about teenage pregnancy and I was hoping this would be a great read, but it fell flat. I found Thea and Will's first date extremely weird. Neither seemed the least bit nervous and they were both blatantly asking and answering personal questions like it was completely normal. It seemed to me like their relationship just kind of fell together instead of developing. I was confused...more
Paige Bradish
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Camille ღ
I really like the book. Thea is so brave, and she's stupid too. She's stupid because she let herself be pregnant. That's why teenagers shouldn't have sex until they're on the right age even if you say they use the pill or condom, they SHOULDN'T! But I'm proud of her, I admire her braveness, I'm glad she didn't let her baby be adopted and she's really a good mother. And Will, I sort of hate and like his character, I'm in between, I like his character because he didn't ran away when Thea's pregnan...more
Aly (My Heart Hearts Books)
When Thea sees Will, she is immediately captivated by him. Shortly after having sex. Will is a year ahead Thea, so while he’s off at college, Thea is still in high school, but someone their relationships weathers it well. Then Thea realizes that she is pregnant. The original plan is for Thea to have an abortion, and but when the time comes, she can’t go through it and decides to keep the baby. Will reluctantly agrees and the two get married. Once the baby comes their whole lives change, and only...more
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  • The Best and Hardest Thing
  • The Implosion of Aggie Winchester
  • Pregnant Pause
  • Subway Girl
  • Tell Me a Secret
  • The Lucky Kind
  • Choices (Choices, #1)
  • Baby Girl
  • And Then Things Fall Apart
  • Every Little Thing in the World
  • Hanging on to Max
  • I Know It's Over
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones
  • Stay with Me
  • The Cupid War: All Love Is Warfare
  • Falling for Hamlet
  • Want to Go Private?
  • Sign Language
Hooked is Catherine Greenman’s first novel. She is a native New Yorker and still lives in the city, with her husband and children.
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