Monday, January 28, 2013

ARC Spotlight – HOOKED by Liz Fichera


 
Hooked (Hooked, #1)


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...

Recommended for fan of: YA contemporary with substance

It seems from the cover and the summary that this book would be ultra-smooshy, but it’s not. Fred faces some issues, including a very real social divide: she’s poor and lives on the “Rez.” She feels out of place being on the golf team, not only because she’s the only girl, but because she’s the only Native American. I loved Fred’s character, she was genuine and likeable. The alternating perspectives also make it easy to see Ryan’s thought…and not dislike him. He has to deal with a whole other set of issues, including living up to expectations and social norms. A fantastic contemporary debut that addresses bigger issues, while not getting completely lost in them.

HOOKED is out tomorrow!

3 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed reading Hooked. It was such a sweet romance with a lot of major issues that people should be reading about.

    Nichole
    yareads.com

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  2. Thank you so much for the spotlight, Demitria! <3 <3

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