Saturday, 16 February 2013

A Match Made in High School By Kristin Walker Review


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.


This is one of those novels where you'll think of how great the chemistry is between the two main characters that you'll feel cheated when you find out that they don't end up together. I was so caught up with how hilarious and fun Todd and Fiona's love-hate treatment of each other was, the pranks, the witty exchanges, that it didn't occur to me that it would be possible for the two of them to just be friends. And good friends at that. I was blind sided with how Johnny, the gentle giant, seemed to have worked his way through Fiona even though he gets less time than Todd. It's one of those "he's so close in front of you that you can't see him" type of romance. Typical but still very romantic.

Definitely recommended if you're up for some cheering up, as this book will make you laugh nonstop! It also shares a lesson or two about relationships with the various people around us, friends, family, classmates. Presented in a very easygoing way that will make the readers enjoy.