Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Match Made in High School Review

A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 278
Genre: Chick-lit


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.

          Remember that girl who you got stuck with in science class all year?  She was really mean, and had the maturity of an eleven-year old? Remember?  But then next year she came back and had finally grown up, and actually wasn't that mean now.  That's who this book is.  I really didn't like it at first, but then it grew on me, and by the end I thought it left a good message.
          In this book you discover that everyone can be decent people once you look past all the judgement your giving them.  I think this is the average teen way of thinking, and I'm glad I've found an author who remembers that. (Not that I liked this book)  Although surly this girl would have gotten over that before she turned seventeen.  Well...better high school that college; that would have just been ridiculous.
          Kristen Walker got her point across, and for her first novel all of the characters and the pace were very good.
          If I were you I'd just skip this book.

Characters: 6
Plot: 5
Suspence: 5
Theme: 7
Pace: 6
Mood: 5
Cover: 7
Overall: 5.2- good message, but I didn't like the book very much.

No sequel

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