Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Match Made In High School by Kristin Walker


Summary:

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.


Review:

A Match Made In High School
was one of the most wickedly hilarious books of the year!

From page one, you are thrown into Fiona's grueling senior year. Fiona is a character that you are going to love, because of her tell it as it comes attitude to her comical side which has you forever laughing. Tod and Johnny are the exact same way, making the characters in this book a key part to it's greatness.

The plot was unique, because really have you ever read a teen book dealing with mandatory Marriage Education program? Yeah, I didn't think so. I loved different jokes and pranks Kristin added in this, ones that you wouldn't normally have seen if the Marriage Education program wasn't present. Also, there were constantly different revelations thrown at you, making this a fast and fun read.

Overall, Kristin is a yet another great add to the YA market, I look forward to reading more by her in the future.

I suggest A Match Made In High School to fans of Meg Cabot and Susane Colasanti or teens just looking for a cute and funny romance comedy.

Grade: A+

A Match Made In High School
will be released February 4 , 2010 by Razerbill, a Penguin imprint.

Side Note:
Yes, I know this review is way freakishly early. Though, I just absolutely loved this book and actually brought me out of my reading slump. So, why not post it. :) Anyway, it will definitely posted again in February of 2010 to remind you of its release.

13 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this one!

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  2. I was waiting to read this one when it was supposed to be published this summer, so I was disappointed when the pub date was pushed to Feb 2010. All of the reviews I've read have mentioned how funny it is. I'm really looking forward to it. Laura

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  3. FEBRUARY. 2010. You are kidding me.. I want it now!

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  4. This sounds so funny! I really like the premise behind it.

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  5. I'm so jealous you got to read this book. It sounds so great I will pick it up for sure.

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  6. It sounds very cute and I definitely love the cover!

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  7. I'll definitely be buying this when it's out! (eek - what a long wait!)

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  8. I remember being really depressed when I heard this title got pushed to 2010. It reminded me so much of a Sweet Valley Twins title I loved that I wanted it RIGHT THEN.

    2010 is so far away. *tears*

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  9. Shame on you, Lauren. Now I really want to read this book, but I can't. *Running away crying* LOL

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  10. You got an award on my blog!
    http://caprubia.blogspot.com/2009/04/awards-time.html

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  11. Great review, Lauren! I've been really wanting to read this book! It sounds so funny, and I love the cover, too!!

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  12. Great review- I can't wait to read this book!! :) I've heard so many wonderful things about it- I may have to move it up in my TBR pile, despite the pushed-back release date.

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  13. Lauren,

    This has been one of my favorite books lately - I got to read an ARC, and I've been wailing ever since that I can't buy it yet.

    Kristin is a comic genius.

    Lisa

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