Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Review: A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker

A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
Pub. Date: February 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Format: Paperback, 288pp
Age Range: Young Adult

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. That's until 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 dorky, very big Johnny Mercer.

Pranks, fights, misunderstandings, and reconciliations ensue in an almost Shakespearean comedy of errors about mistaken first impressions, convoluted coupling, and hidden crushes.

In the words of Fiona, A Match Made in High School is Hi-freakin’-larious!

Walker had me wrapped up in her warp world of high school with relish. I engulfed these pages like they were a special recipe. This book deposited me right back in high school. With the pranks and boorish comments, I was laughing so hard, I was sprouting tears. Fiona had me laughing about every other page. Her parents were a hoot too. I can’t imagine having to be shackled with a guy from high school that I despised. There probably would have been a riot at my school but I think this is one of the reasons I enjoyed this book so much. I got to live through it through Fiona’s voice. Talk about the one liner’s in this book – HILARIOUS!

I loved the Journal entries. Fiona had me cracking up. This book should come with Warnings: Choke Alert: A Match Made in High School may cause choking especially to people who drink or eat while reading this book due to Hilarity. There were two occasions where I laughed so hard I started choking. Honestly I can’t say I knew what was expected going into reading this book since it’s totally out of my normal genre. But this book has become one of those guilty pleasures for me. There was one line about leather and a whip that had me squirting pop out my mouth. See what I mean?

Kristin managed to channel the interactions of teens today with the slang and behavior used in her book brilliantly. She did a fabulous job. Readers looking for an entertaining and twisted read inside the on goings of prankster teens will get major kicks out of this laugh out loud page turner.

Rating: 5 ot of 5 Stars

29 comments:

  1. Great review. This book looks like such a fun read!!

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  2. Thanks for the great review! Yeah, Kristi from TSS also said she was laughing when reading this book so I really can't wait for my copy to arrive so I can see for myself! :)

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  3. Haha! I really enjoy your review Tina...thumbs up for ya!!!!!

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  4. This really does sound like a riot! Fun review!

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  5. Great review! This book looks like a lot of fun to read!

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  6. This sounds like a very funny book to read! I can't wait!

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  7. Great review. This book sounds really unique. A lot of the books out there are usually rip-offs from other books, but A Match Made in High School sounds unique, fun, and hilarious. I'll have to check it out!

    Thanks,
    Kelsey
    krae991@yahoo.com

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  8. I have heard nothing but hilarious things about this one. I cannot wait to read it! Thanks for your review :)

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  9. great review, looking forward to reading this!

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  10. i wonder what would happen if this happened at my high school...it would be very interesting...I want to read this book! great review!

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  11. Thanks for the review, this sounds like a fun read.

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  12. Yess, I love a good book that brings on the laughs. First review I've read for this book and I can truly say that I really can't wait to read this. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. This sounds like such a fun read! Great review, Tina!

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  14. This one definitely sounds like a fun read.

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  15. Great review. This seems like such a fun read. I can't wait to read it myself. :]

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  16. This sounds really fun! I love one-liners.

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  17. Oh I cannot wait to read this book! It looks so funny, great review! You made me want to read it all the more...

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  18. Oh, I loved those one-liners of Fiona's, she's definitely an original.

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  19. This sounds like such a fun and hilarious book! Thanks for sharing your review! :)

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  20. We had a pretty laid back high school so I think this could have gone over okay. I could easily see this being made into a movie.

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  21. This isn't something I would normally read, but I have read so many perfect reviews on it that now I can't wait.

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  22. Looks wonderful. I'd love to read this one.

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  23. Love the Choke Warning! This book sounds like a great read.

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  24. I'm glad you enjoyed the book so much. I'm in need of a good laugh - this might be where I'll get it :)

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  25. Im so in the mood for a funny book. I love the choke warning that goes with your review. I consider myself warned. Thanks!

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  26. Great review! Makes me want to read this book even more!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  27. I usually lean more toward fantasy/sci-fi when I read the YA genre... I didn't like going to high school so reliving it doesn't seem like a fun way to spend my time. However the way you described this book made it sound amazing! : ) I love books that actually make me laugh out loud & so I'd love to get a chance to read this book. Thanks for the fun & honest review.

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