Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Match Made in High School

Here's what I learned about marriage this week,
1. you should marry someone who likes the qualities you possess, not someone who thinks those qualities suck.

Fiona Sheehan is forced to marry Todd Harding in a Marriage Education class for high school seniors that nobody wants, but everybody has to complete in order to graduate. Fiona can't stand any of it, not the 'job' she and Todd don't do well, the budget they can't keep, or the couples all around them who are either splitting up, freaking out, or taking this all way too seriously.

First off, let me just say I love the cover of this book. It completely allows you to draw in your mind what the characters look like, making you use your imagination, something I have deemed very important when it comes to reading. So kudos to Kristin Walker and whoever created this cover, it is perfect.

Now, I really enjoyed this book. I loved that the high school Fee, her friends, and her enemy's attended decided to institutes a marriage course in order for them to graduate. It is not typical at all, but, at the same time, it work. It brought the students closer and Fee came out with new friendships and stronger friendships.

Also, I really, really enjoyed the endless amount of sarcastic humor/bantering between Fee and Todd. It is the humor I possess and I think it was conveyed so well in this book, I couldn't wait to turn the pages to see what they would say or do to each other next! Then there are those little romantic gestures throughout the book between multiple characters. At one point I think Fee might hook up with this one guy....then another....then another. To me, it was like I was back in high school, having multiple crushes again...because I fell in love with almost every guy in this book, with the exception of one (there is always that one guy)!

The ending was superb, a little bit expected, but nonetheless, great. This book captured the thoughts and hearts of teenagers, and shows just how harsh high school can be, yet at the same time, just how wonderful it can be. Kristin Walker has created a fantastic read that will keep you wanting more of Fee and her friends after you have finished. Though it won't be release until May 2009, I think all of you younger adult readers should definitely put this one on your lists, I don't think you will regret it.


Emily said...

Hahaa, wow I'm so happy I don't have to take this class! Great review (:

Tasha said...

Great review. Lucky you to get a copy, can't wait to read it!!

Kristin Walker said...

Wow, thanks, Kate! I'm so glad you liked it. *Phew*


Tempestt said...

Great review! I really want to read this! I just love the cover, so colorful! :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

MAY???? Why is everything coming out so far away. Sounds great though and I love the cover as well!!! What a fun, unique idea.


Mandy Hubbard said...

Oh, the banter. HOw I loved teh banter in this book! :-)

Vanessa ( said...

I want this book!

BTW- I nominated you:

Anonymous said...

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