Thursday, June 27, 2013

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?
Hooked (Hooked, #1)

Characters:  
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


Symbol:

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.