Steph (Reviewer X)'s Reviews > A Match Made in High School

A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Dec 26, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: 09-debs, blog-already-read, to-be-reviewed

Given the recent wave of people saying how fantastic this book is, I thought I should probably justify the low rating. I thought -- MAYBE some good can be done with this premise. But then the book itself played on stereotypes, unbelievable situations, and superficial character development AT BEST. The funny bits that everyone seems to be referring to are--what? Todd and Fiona's exchanges? That's the only thing I can kind of see, but even that is that sort of forced humor that, again, plays on unbelievable situations.

When there are so many genuinely funny books, and genuinely feel-good heartfelt novels, I can't in good conscience recommend this. It's far from being even passable, and, frankly, YA has a lot more to offer.
11 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read A Match Made in High School.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

01/18/2009 page 22
7.91% "I can spot three things..."
01/19/2009 page 277
99.64% "Haha."
show 1 hidden update…

Comments (showing 1-2 of 2) (2 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Renay (new)

Renay I am kind of interested in this book, just because it reminds me of a Sweet Valley Twins book where all the students had to care for eggs.

*shows nerd colors*

Midnite I don't remember why I didn't like this book because I read it when it was first published, but yours is the first negative review I've read. I bought this one because all of the pre-pub blogger reviews were fantastic and I was hungry to get my hands on it. But it wasn't funny at all.

back to top