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Hooked by Liz Fichera
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Mar 05, 2013

really liked it
Read in January, 2013

Unique Settings with Cute Characters!
Especially endearing about Hooked was definitely the whole setting. A school with lots of rich, spoiled kids and on the other side the total opposite with Native American kids from the reservation. Topped was this by adding a sports theme which is highly unusual: Golf! Oh and add even more uniqueness and name a girl Fred! Seriously, Liz Fichera did everything a little different without keeping away from the main plot and underlying story….

When polar opposites fall for each other…
… we have tons of issues and problems! Family, Friends everyone seems against this unusual pair. Plus, the two of them even do not believe they can be together. The romance was utterly cute and charming. Fred was such a shy and reserved girl, who doesn’t let someone close, but there is Ryan – totally sonny boy and somehow his smile melts her heart. Their romance was sweetly developed and it was easy for us to fall for this pair right along with them. Especially when everyone seems against them…

Wonderful Story – Beautiful Ending
This is a story that will leave you happy. And I do no mean to spoil anything by saying this, but I just love to read a book where when I close the book I’m happy. Hooked does this with you! The story is not short in dealing with lots of family issues, but also racial discrimination – but it was never overbearing. It felt like a perfect natural part of the story.

Even though I love mostly everything about this story, there was just a tiny spark that was missing. I think I wanted Fred to be a little outgoing and a little stronger. But that was the only tiny complain I have!

Bottom Line
Hooked by Liz Fichera combined a beautiful love story of polar opposites with a lot of important issues which were addressed in a natural moving way. I can highly recommend it to all fans of Young Adult Contemporary who love a good romance, a happy ending and a unique setting!
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