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Hooked (Hooked #1)

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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
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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
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Kathy
Dec 24, 2012 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
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Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
Jul 13, 2012 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
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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
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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
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
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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
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Marie
Oct 16, 2012 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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Books to Liv by
Title: Hooked
Author: Liz Falchera
Rating: 2 I'M-FRUSTRATED-SO-BE WARNED-STARS
HEA: (view spoiler)

I'm not being mean by rating this book two stars. It just didn't work for me. AT ALL.
The blurb, at the beginning, seemed quite compelling... The book, as a whole... not so much.
Hooked talks about prejudices, mean girls, mean guys, golf clubs and high school everyday life.
I'm not really acquainted with (the real) American high school (because I'm an Italian girl), but I don
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Stacy
Nov 26, 2012 rated it liked it
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
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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
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Teresa Mary Rose
More Reviews Here: Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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
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Nana
Dec 21, 2012 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?

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
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Eden
Jul 17, 2012 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
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Jana
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing

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
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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
Aug 15, 2011 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.
ALPHAreader
Jan 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
Fredericka 'Fred' Oday has just been offered the chance of a lifetime – to join her school’s golf team and possibly get noticed by some college scouts. Fred can’t believe it, that she could be the first person in her family to go to college and all because Coach Lannon says she has the most natural swing he’s ever seen. Especially since Fred taught herself to play golf from watching the club house members playing where her dad works, as groundskeeper.

But Fred knows her mum won’t be happy with F
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Christina
*Disclaimer: An e-copy of this title was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. However, that did not influence this review in any way. All thoughts, quotes, and opinions will be of this version and not of the published edition.

Didn't love this one, but it was okay. It could have been a lot better had it focused more on the romance & golf aspects and did away with all the unnecessary drama and miscommunication issues.

My full review of this title can be fou
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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
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Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Sapir
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
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
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Dayla
Review first appeared on my blog: Book Addict 24-7

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

Liz Fichera's Hooked is a young adult novel that deals out originality like a pro card dealer, but not so much that the reader might be put off by the newness of the topics explored.

Fichera brings to light the difficulties that Native Americans may face, especially teenagers that grow up alongside the larger population of caucasian residents. Hooked is like candy for the reader, despite its admitt
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Jessica  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
View more of my review and others at my blog: www.mynotsovacantshelf.blogspot.com
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
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Farrah
Dec 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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Renae McKenzie
Jul 13, 2012 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
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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
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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
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Lovey Dovey Books
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: multicultural, ya
Liz Fichera's debut novel, and subsequent series, will open the new year with a fresh YA contemporary outlook. Fichera's work will undoubtedly bring to readers' mind the likes of Simone Elkeles with its multicultural influence and realistic social issues between family, class and race. Fichera brings us a story rich with inspiration and such adorable cuteness that puts Hooked in a league of its own. Fredricka Oday is not a typical girl and proof is in her determination to pursue her passion desp ...more
Katie_la_geek
Nov 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, ebook-arc
For this review and more visit my blog

I thought I would love this one, it looked romantic, cute and interesting. Unfortunately I found it to be none of these things. I feel like sometimes authors go overboard with the drama, like they do not know when to stop. Hooked fell into that category for me. There was drama, after drama, after drama and everything that could go wrong did.

I might have been more able to handle the drama if the character were stronger. Fred’s defence against the bullying an
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