A Match Made in High School
I don't know about you, but from time to time I like to curl up in my bed, with a cute book in my hands and not to think about anything - just enjoy it's cuteness.
Yesterday was one of those days - I was searching for something light and it was even more that what I've been looking for, because at the end of the day my cheeks hurt from so much laughing.
The story is somehow simple.
Step 1: Girl (Fiona) like the boy (Gabe). Girl thinks the boy might like her.
Step 2: Girl hates another boy (Todd ...more
That's right, people. I scoffed. Rolled my eyes, even.
A required marriage course in order to graduate high school? That would never happen. However, I'd read several glowing reviews on the hilarity factor of AMMIHS, so I picked it up. I am so glad that I did. Fiona's voice is hilarious. I promise you that the novel actually contained the phrase "he reached over and honked her boob." LOLs aplenty! I enjoyed how ca ...more
I love the way the characters were done. In the very beginning you just couldn’t help but hate Todd and fall over heals for Gabe, the perfect guy. The transition from hate, to tolerable, to almost, dare I say, liked of Todd was impeccably done. A smooth ride, without a sin ...more
My cheeks still actually ache from all the laughing and smiling I was doing. It has with out a doubt some of thee best slams, pranks and banter ever written. Seriously I don't remember laughing so much while reading a book. My kids thought I was insane.
I really related to this book more then I ever thought I would. For one, Todd and Fiona relationship/friendship is a lot like mine and my husband. We love to pick ...more
I really enjoyed reading anything (and everything) to do with Todd. Seriously, that guy was gold. I loved the witty, snide remarks, and Fee's comebacks were very often just as amusing. Fee's voice felt quite real to me, I think the sarcas ...more
You know there's something not quite right you end up liking the "antagonist"/side character more than the main character. I'm sorry, but hands down, I would have preferred to read about Amanda over Fiona, any day. The premise of this book was obviously interesting and fun, but totally cheesy. The overall story had a teeny-bopper, chick flick feel, à la the likes of: Mean Girls, and She's All That.
Except the geeky dork chick didn't end up with the dreamy douche jock.
First and foremost: Fiona, P ...more
3 STARS (1/16)!
Okay, so this book was pretty predictable (but I can handle that, this is not a detective story, anyway), even though it was not typical.
But the first part was so annoying! Kristin Walker literally made me hate the main character (Todd) so much! His actions were so disrespectful to Fiona (plus, he didn’t even know her (at first)) and childish.
I understand that Kristin wanted to make Todd and his girlfriend Amanda (Popular-prett ...more
This is one of those times, where you are going to want to make sure you have time to read, because you're not going to want to stop once you've started.
I do have to admit, when I started the novel I was a little skeptical. Right off the bat Fiona gets paired with the p ...more
Yes...this book was hard to start.
Yes...there were moments when I wanted to cry due to the sheer amount of teenage stupidity.
Yes...it was a hard climb.
But I made it. To once again quote Sound of Music:
Before I go into how this book went from 'someone shoot me' to 'I could turn this into Mean Girls 3', I want to go over a few of the flaws.
1.) "She was wearing the same tired beige skirt suit she wore to every slightly sp ...more
A MATCH MADE IN HIGH SCHOOL is a pick me up. It’s ideal for another moment of me finding myself bored with the current crop of YA couples and their “Oh, I love you so’s,” because the two here are most definitely not in love each other. Rather, there’s an intense dislike that causes a series of pretty juvenile exchanges. Juvenile, but hilarious; it was the hilarity that ensued that made A MATCH simple mindless fun. Once again, I find myself experiencing that happy/goofy feeling that I get ...more
A Match Made in High School is a book that has been on my TBR for the longest time. I went through a slight phase of buying all the cute contemporary books that I could, because they're perfect for summer and binge-reading. I've been in a contemporary mood this month (the weather is starting to pick up so that's the probable cause) and so I went for AMMIHS first of all.
A Match Made in High School is an all right book. It's nothing mind blowing o...more
I am always looking for good YA romantic comedies. Was this YA? Yes, the plot develops in High School. Even if I fini ...more
The only parts I really thought were funny were those moments between Fiona and Todd, where they were sniping back and forth at each other, (and even those weren't that funny).
Major problems for me:
1] Most of the time I just didn't find Fiona to be likeable enough to really make me empathize with her. She tended to be more self-centered, self-pitying, and whiny, and thought she was superior to eve ...more
Fiona’s narrative is sarcastic, harsh and downright funny. Her constant verbal sparring with Todd was hi-freakin-larious! By the end of the story ...more
What can I say I had borrowed this book from a friend of mine wanting a book to read and she hadnt read it yet so I went for it. And I did think that this was going to be a horrible book only thinking of a having one or two stars but I got into the book and thought it was HILARIOUS. I did not expect this book to be so funny ...more
From page one, you are thrown into Fiona's grueling senior year. Fiona is a character that you are going to love, because of her tell it as it comes attitude to her comical side which has you forever laughing. Tod and Johnny are the exact same way, making the characters in this book a key part to it's greatness.
The plot was unique, because really have you ever read a teen book dealing with mandatory Marriage Ed ...more
It was very fun to read though, and I did it in one sitting, easy and fast read.
Sweet, light, a tad bit unbelievable, but fun. Fiona is quite an unlikable character in the beginning, but goes through some incredible character development.
Ahem. Anyways, I read it almost a month ago, and I have been very remiss about reviewing it. That's because I've been keeping it by my bed for cheerful reading before sleep. I can open it at random, read a paragraph or two, and always find something t ...more
"I wonder if true love is more subtle. If it sneaks up and just stands there next to you, and you don't recognize that it's true love until you turn and look at this thing that's been right there in front of you all along, and you realize that you never want to be without it."
At one glance, this seems like the typical girl-and-boy-hates-each-other-but-eventually-falls-in-love and I actually expected it to be. From the first few chapters, I expected Todd to reveal an ultimate secret why he's ...more
What would you do if you were a senior in high school and in order to graduate you had take part in a marriage program that is set up by the school counselor, principal, and school board? So for an entire year you are forced in an arranged marriage with someone that you could possibly despise ...more
'I would,' I said, 'but unfortunately, there are no gorgeous, all-powerful, all-knowing gods around here. I'd even settle for a demigod. It's a step down, I know. But alas, there are nothing but low-brained mortals here. And half-brains, like you.”