Hooked by Liz Fichera
What would it be like to be the only girl on a boys golf team? Especially if you were better than all of them?
Fred--short for Fredricka, can you blame her? Native American junior, walks on to HS boys golf team, poor, trying to get by as best she can
Ryan--white, junior boy whose best friend was kicked off golf team to make room for Fred, wealthy, under pressure from parents
Setting: The Rez, short for indian reservation, Country club golf courses, present day
Atmosphere: heavy with prejudice, distrust, mean pranks, with moments of sweetness
POV: alternating between Fred and Ryan
Lesson: some people can change
The cover leads you to believe this might be a NA romance--it's not. The romance is fairly light and doesn't overshadow, or make light of, the heavier themes dealt with in this novel. As a child I lived on an Indian reservation, but it didn't resemble the one here. I was only five so I didn't notice the darker aspects of rez life.