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3.34  ·  Rating details ·  1,321 ratings  ·  203 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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Michelle
Jan 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-on-blog, own
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
Peggy
May 27, 2011 rated it did not like it
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
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Kelly Gunderman
Check out this, other reviews, and more fun bookish things on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings!

**Actual Rating: 2.5/5 Stars

It took me forever to read this book. I'm not even kidding - I have been reading this book for 3 months now. I'm not even sure why - I mean, I've read other books in between reading this one, but for some reason, I just couldn't bring myself to sit down and finish this. I actually thought about not finishing it a few times, but the book itself wasn't nec
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Joni Thomas
Sep 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Brandi Kosiner
Jun 10, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Hannah
May 20, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
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Emily Benoit
Sep 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
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
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Emily Blake
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
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Jessica B
Oct 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011-debut
From shutupimreading.blogspot.com

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
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Savannah (Books With Bite)
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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Maya Khan
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, ipad-books
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
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kb
Sep 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011-reads, ya-reads
This gave a fresher take on first love and pregnancy and teen parenthood. The main characters, Thea and Will, weren't very likable at first but they grew on me because of how they themselves grew in the story (view spoiler). I also liked the writing style because it had the right blend of wit, swoon, angst, and preach. ...more
Jenna
Aug 28, 2011 rated it did not like it
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.
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Pamela
Jan 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Thea's just your typical high school girl... except for one problem. She's pregnant. Luckily, her boyfriend Will is attending college in New York City. And her mom and dad are supportive. Will Thea be able to make it work?

This book was ok. Quick read but not that interesting or memorable. Oh... except for the crocheted bikini, which I thought was totally ridiculous. Who the heck would wear a crocheted bikini -- especially when it costs $200+? I don't understand how that would hold up in water...
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Birdie
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book was a roller coaster ride. I flew through it in a couple sittings and couldn't put it down. The writing is really fast-paced and easy to get into but it was very immature in my opinion, especially in the beginning. There were just some phrases that would make me cringe while reading them. However, I did really enjoy Thea's character growth and how she matured into a woman who stood up for herself and her child no matter what anyone else tried to do to control her. I've seen this book a ...more
Nicole
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Meh. This was an okay book.

There was one giant plus, and that was that the author really made you feel for the main character, especially when it came to her relationships (particularity her parents). Other than that, I felt it was pretty rushed. It jumped around a lot- it seemed to skip what seemed like pretty events and then casually mentioned them later. It was was important plot details that were told, not shown, and it was pretty jarring. The characters also didn't feel like real people. J
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Susan Bazzett-Griffith
A realistic, if somewhat slow story about an average teenaged girl from New York, who has an average high school romance who gets pregnant and the aftermath of that pregnancy and how it affects her family, her future and her relationship. Rather than having any sort of moralistic story line (refreshing!), the story is actually all just very slice of life, reminding me a bit of the 1980s film For Keeps, but with less drama and no comedic relief moments. Unexpected and also a bit underwhelming, bu ...more
Liza
I spent most of this book waiting for it to go bad, but honestly, in the end it was just a cute (I hate to use that word about a book dealing with teenage pregnancy, which this book definitely is) story about a girl who has a baby when she's 18 and it turns out okay. It was periodically disjointed, sometimes random to the point of "what was the point of that paragraph?" but overall a straightforward story. I would classify this as young adult fiction.

A lot of was annoyingly vague. The sex was v
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Jordan Kuck
Jan 09, 2018 rated it liked it
This book moves very slow and has wayyyyy too many details but it is a good book with an okay ending. I did enjoy it at times but other times i was just dragging through it. I only finished it because i was too invested in finding out the ending lol.
Fierymermaidbooks
Nov 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Book Review (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)
This book was really cute! I loved how the author gave them a good relationship before they found out about the baby. Then they decided to keep the baby, and you get to see the struggles of adjusting to parenthood. I wished the ending would have been better! ———————————————-
Kasi
Oct 18, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was an OK read

Honestly the idea of the book was better then the actual story. Thea was a bit obnoxious and immature through out the ENTIRE book. I thought maybe she would grow up after having a baby but NOPE. *SPOILER* The part where will brings home friends and they are smoking pot around Ian really got to me. She was so concerned with his safety ect, Yet having drugs around her child didn't phase her at all? All in all the book was a bit unrealistic to the ACTUAL lives of a teenage mother.
Randi
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was pretty slow, but still engaging.
Jennifer Sims
Apr 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
I bailed on this. There wasn't anything specific I didn't like, I just couldn't get into it. I may give it another try later.
Petra Willemse
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Silly book that deals with a teenage pregnancy in a tired and trite way.
Krista
Jul 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
Didn't finish. It was not interesting and I couldn't connect with any of the characters.
Elaine
Sep 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Pregnant teens try to make it on their own in spite of everyone's objections. Not your typical teen romance.
Jennifer
Jan 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Some spots are very hard to follow, and was poorly written. I read the whole thing only because I hate to have a book unfinished.
Drew Constance
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
My thoughts :


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
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Jordyn
Jan 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, ya, issue-books
When Thea Galehouse meets Will Weston, she falls headlong into love with the quirky, handsome, and smart senior. Their relationship becomes serious, surviving Will meeting her parents (hard-nosed part-time-realtor mother and success-obsessed father) and starting college. When Thea ends up pregnant she finds herself unable to go through with the abortion that everyone expected. Her and Will's parents help them financially so that Will can continue to go to school and later, when a fight with Will ...more
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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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