Series: Hooked #1
Published by Harlequin Teen on January 29, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, YA
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...
GET HOOKED ON A GIRL NAMED FRED.
What I Thought…
- Hooked is a nice, quick, enjoyable read.
- Even though Hooked revolves around the golf team, there wasn’t an overwhelming amount of golf in the story, which was a good thing because I’m not really a huge golf fan. It was kept simplistic in its explanations.
- Fred lives on the rez with her family, but she attends the regular public school. She doesn’t have a great home life and at times she was embarrassed by her family and her situation, to the point that she never wanted anyone to come to her home.
- I thought I would be annoyed by Fred’s name, but I wasn’t. It’s not a name I would ever pick for a girl, but it worked.
- Fred learned to play golf from her dad and new that playing on the high school golf team was her ticket to college, however there was no girls team when she got the opportunity she snapped it up, even though she knew it was going to be difficult. As you can expect the boys did not take it so well, especially Ryan’s best friend, Seth. Hijinks ensued but Fred is a tough one.
- Ryan’s family has money but is seriously lacking in the caring department. Ryan used this as an excuse, a lot. He also made a lot of excuses for Seth’s behavior which was mildly annoying.
- Ryan’s friend Seth is pretty awful. He’s wind and crazy to the point of being dangerous. Quite a few times Ryan follows along with his crazy ideas, which drove me completely nuts. There were quite a few times where Seth went way to far.
- I really liked watching Ryan and Fred come together. It was sweet and cute and difficult. All the good things!
- I’ve really come to love alternating view points. I never used to like them but I’ve read so many good ones lately that it’s hard not to.
- My biggest complaint about Hooked was that the ending wrapped up pretty fast, with everyone making their about face rather rapidly. I expected the nice happy ending, it just happened a little too fast, especially with Ryan and his family.
- Hooked is fun but also had some serious moments, especially when Ryan and Fred were dealing with their parent issues.