Friday, 26 February 2010

A Match Made in High School by 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.


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How much did I love this book? It is so funny I found myself laughing out loud. In some places I had to put the book down I was laughing so hard!

I adored the main character Fiona. She's not perfect and can be self absorbed at times but I loved her sassy attitude and ability to not care what others thought. I also really liked Todd and the banter these two characters had. The pranks they played on each were awesome! I was disappointed Marcie and Johnny didn't have more ‘screen time’ but otherwise I really enjoyed it. It's a bit predictable at times and some elements of the story are unrealistic but this didn't bother me in the slightest. I found the whole thing great fun and loved Fiona as a narrator.

Hi–freaking–larious as Fiona would say. If you want a light, sweet, and outrageously funny book this could be the one for you. I still can’t get the idea of Fiona trying to do a Russian jump out of my head:)

7 comments:

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

This sounds brilliant. Great review, Sammee!

prophecygirl said...

I want to read this one day, though I have heard one or two bad things about it. It sounds funny! Glad you enjoyed :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Love the review. I gotta try this book.

Becky said...

I really can't imagine this being my kind of thing but I'll certainly keep it in mind if I'm looking for a funny read. I heard this has a lot of swearing otherwise I'd get it for the school library. Great review.

Rhiana said...

I've read a couple of really good reviews for this, I think I'll have to give it a go.

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Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Glad to hear I wasn't the only one who had to pause reading due to crazy laughter, haha!

Luisa at Chicklish said...

Oh, great review - I really want to read this now! Thanks!

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