Monday, March 1, 2010

Review: A Match Made in High School

Title: A Match Made in High School
Author: Kristin Walker

From GoodReads, "When the principal announces that every senior must participate in a mandatory year-long Marriage Education program, Fiona Sheehan believes that her life can’t get any worse. Then she marries her “husband”: Jerky jock Todd, whose cheerleader girlfriend, Amanda, has had it in for Fiona since day one of second grade. Even worse? Amanda is paired with Fiona’s long-term crush, Gabe. At least Fiona is doing better than her best friend, Marcie, who is paired up with the very quiet, very mysterious Johnny Mercer. Pranks, fights, misunderstandings, and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions, convoluted coupling, and hidden crushes."

A Match Made in High School is laugh-out-loud funny, written in a conversational style, with a female protagonist that is witty and appealing. I loved the interactions between Fiona and her fake husband, Todd. It was even funnier because his girlfriend never seemed to get Fiona's sense of humor. I think I liked this book so much because I am as sarcastic as Fiona is and I could relate to her and her self-depreciating humor. I thought every character in the story, even the lesser characters, were well written. The book was difficult for me to put down because I wanted to see what Fiona was up to next. Even though the story is fast-faced, it is never predictable. Fiona's story is full of life lessons and you might find yourself rooting for her... I did!

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