Sunday, August 4, 2013

Review: Hooked by Liz Fichera


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 the team to make a spot for Fred.
But there’s no denying that things are happening between the girl with the killer swing and the boy with the killer smile...

I honestly don’t think I expected to love this book so much. I’m not a huge golf person (in fact I hate it) and I’m not that big of a contemporary person either, but this story surprised in the best way possible. I felt myself cheering for the main character Fred when she played golf against all the guys.

I really liked the diversity in this novel. A lot of the book takes place on an Indian Reservation and that’s where our Native American main character Fred Oday lives along with some of her friends Sam, Yolanda, and Kelly. The relationship between her and her parents was strong but wasn’t perfect and I think a lot of readers will like that. Fred is one of my favorite MC’s now because she acted like a normal teenager would and was smart about most of her decisions.

Although this was a romance story, there wasn’t an overwhelming amount of romance which I really liked. The relationship between Fred and Ryan grew slowly and normally which made it all the cuter. Them not liking each other at the beginning added to the story and both characters grew as people too.

This book is written in chapters similar to Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry in the way that they alternate from the girl’s perspective to the guy’s. I think the author did a good job at relaying the guy MC’s thoughts because they sounded like what an actual guy would say. Readers of Miranda Kenneally will enjoy this fun contemporary.  
4.5 stars!
Source: Publisher


  1. I have been avoiding this book because I too really don't like golf, but seeing that you enjoyed it so much I may have to rethink that. I have now added it to my TBR pile. :) Great review!

  2. I hate golf too but also really enjoyed this book! I was also reminding of Pushing the Limits. The romance was pretty well done, I agree. I love when relationships develop slowly!

  3. I hate golf too but I actually loved the way it was described here-almost interesting! I also compared it to Pushing the Limits in my review because of the alternating perspectives; glad someone else saw the similarity.


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