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Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker

Title: A Match Made in High School
Author: Kristin Walker
ISBN: 9781595142573
Publisher: Razorbill


When a mandatory course forces Fiona to "try the knot" with super-jock Todd Harding, she's convinced life couldn't get any worse. Until her crush is paired with her arch-enemy (otherwise known as Todd's obscenely hot, slightly sadistic girlfriend). But that's nothing compaired to her best friend's fate - a year with the very goofy, very big Johnny Mercer.

A serious of hilarious pranks leaves Fiona wondering: Is there something her "best friend" hasn't told her? Could there be more to Johnny Mercer than an awesome music collection? And most intriguing, could Todd Harding have a heart beneath his pretty-boy exterior?"
First Lines:

"I should have known. I should have known the minute I went to get my favorite White Stripes peppermint tee and found it not in the drawer, but temporarily forgotten in the back of my closet, curled up in a crusty ball. Caked with two-week-old, nuked syrup that had shot out of the bottle, bounced off my waffle, and splattered me like a sweet paintball."
Page 1

I had read so many wonderful reviews of this book, I was super excited to get my hands on it. Lots of people said it was hilarious... and they were all right!

This book was a comic romp through the annoyances of high school. The whole marriage thing happened in my high school too... but that was only if you were taking a certain life skills course. I don't think any of those "relationships" were as hilarious and prank-filled as these were.

Most of the characters in this book are pretty typical high-school fare. Though I really liked that some of the parents were given a very specific personality as well (which, weirdly, there are authors that just skip over them). I did have trouble picturing the main character though - either I skimmed over her description or something... but I just couldn't put a look on her. So I spent most of the book going back and forth. But that was okay because so much was going on, I barely noticed.

The pranks throughout this book were really fun. The relationships are very similar to those I had in high school, so it was easy to relate to. Overall it was just a really fast, fun book that gives you a dose of humor and a little bit on the life lessons. I will definitely be recommending this one to girls looking for romance stuff.

Kristin Walker's website is really cool, so you should check that out. She's also a debut author this year, so I'm adding her to my list!
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Emidy @ Une Parole said...

This sounds like a cute one! Not for me, though. But I'm glad you liked it.

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