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Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Match Made in High School review

A Match Made In High School
Kristin Walker
278 pages



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.


There is a reason this book got 5 boots out of 5 boots....It's FREAKING AMAZING! Not only is the plot one that I've never read before....a MANDATORY marriage education program....the humor is pretty dang AWESOME too! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! I'm actually writing this review on 4 hours of sleep...and once I post this I'm gonna go get some more that's for sure! I picked this book up because all the ARC reviews I had read on it said pretty much the same thing....."Read this book! Awesome and totally hilarious!" Again, I'm jumping on the bandwagon and saying READ THIS BOOK! IT'S AWESOME AND TOTALLY HILARIOUS!

Here's a small passage, just to showcase a little bit of the humor:

"I could tell Maggie Klein realized the problem at the last second, because she made this squeaky inhalation. But it was too late. Zoe fell backward into the trembling arms of Izzy McCully, and continued falling with him beneath her. They thudded to the floor, and all that could be seen of Izzy were his spindly arms and legs flailing from Zoe's sides, making her look like a Hindu goddess on her back."

When we first meet Fiona she is in love with Gabe. But Gabe doesn't even know she's alive. Marcie is Fiona's best friend who has been helping her with her "Gabe craze" for a VERY LONG time. On the first day of senior year, the boom is dropped....They find out that the entire senior class must participate in a mandatory marriage education program for the whole year and will be randomly paired up with a partner. Of course Fiona has been having some pretty crappy luck and ends up being paired with uber-jock Todd Harding....One of the few people that Fiona can't stand! Marcie get's Johnny Mercer who is a bigger guy, quiet with a secret crush on one of the characters. And Gabe? Well Gabe get's paired up with Amanda (uber-jerk...I mean jock Todd's girlfriend).

From the first time Todd and Fiona converse in the book you can tell that they pretty much hate each other. The pranks and name calling start and the surprises start happening. Some of the surprises you expect, which I think actually helped the story in my opinion. Some were not so expected....Which made it all that much more fun and funny, for me anyway. So for real....If you haven't read this book yet....DO! NOW! YOU WON'T BE SORRY!

What we're really thinking:

Jamie - I LOVED this book! I haven't laughed that hard or that often in a pretty long time!

Gus - I'm glad you enjoyed , but you kept waking me up! The upside....LOTS of cuddle time!

Laci - I'm with Gus on this one!



Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I gotta read this.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

gosh, I seriously need to get this! It sounds sooooo good. Darn it, I'm trying to be so good but I think you just twisted my arm LOL

Steph said...

Thanks for stopping by on the hop. I am newly on your followers list. I really liked this review and I also like how your blog is set up - nice and neat.
Have a great weekend.

Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

Kathy Martin said...

This book sounds great! I have it on my TBR stack and will look for it next time I need a funny book.

Sabrina @ about happy books said...

Ok, you convinced me to get and read this book. The story sounds like so much fun!

chrissie_goldsmith said...

Hi jamie,

Thanks for taking part in Radiant Reviews :)

Although I have seen this book on loads of blogs, I've never really read anything about it. I think I've always skimmed over any reviews as I didn't think it was my thing just by looking at the front cover.

Well, I'm willing to admit that I might have made a mistake about that one. It actually sounds like a great concept for a book, and after reading your great review I might have to give it a go!

Thanks for opening my eyes to this book :)


Crystal said...

I have this and haven't read it yet, but this makes me want to start reading it right now. It sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for the great review.