Hooked (Hooked #1) by Liz Fichera

                     Hooked (Hooked #1)

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...

Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: January 31st 2013 by Harlequin Teen 
Author Liz Fichera Website
 Hooked was not what I was expecting. Hooked give me a much deeper storyline than I thought possible. I was expecting Liz Fichera to give me a swoon-worthy romance that I could gush over (and she did), but oh man, Fichera took this story to the next level and gave me a serious heart-felt subject that's not an easy one to deal with in today's world. And Fichera tackled this hard to deal with subject beautifully with Frederica (Fred) and Ryan. I fell in love with this Native American girl; her strength, her strong character, self-assured in who she is, and she didn't back down from her dreams and what she wanted to make her life better. I also loved Ryan for his strength, also, when it came time to do the right thing. He wasn't scared to stand up for his love for Fred and his beliefs.

Fred loves golf. She has self-taught herself to be a golf pro. When the coach at Lone Butte HS spots her playing at the local golf course where her dad’s the grounds keeper, Coach Lannon decides he has to have Fred on is team. Fred sees this as her chance to get a college scholarship and her ticket off the Gila River Indian Reservation. But it means being the only girl on the all-boys varsity golf team, plus she’ll be getting one of these all-American, rich boys kicked off the team. Fred knows it's going to take everything she’s got to hold onto her dreams against these self-righteous boys.

Hooked is heart touching romance, as well as a-face-the-world-and-stand-strong, amazing read. It shows a girl who’s not afraid to stand against the hate that wants to strip a person of their dignity. I recommend Hooked as a beautiful romance, but also story of heart-pumping courage to stand against the hate of this world. Wonderful read!

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 "Fred." My voice cracked from too much silence. But Fred didn't answer. Instead, she turned her face upward to meet mine. The tips of our noses brushed against each other. Hers was warm and soft. Like her hair. Like everything about her. I took a chance and lowered my mouth toward hers till we were a breath apart. Then I very gently pressed my lips against hers. Soft and curious at first. Then I pressed harder.

1 comment:

  1. A YA book with a golf slant? That sounds kind of interesting, actually. I like that the author is doing something a little different!