A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
Publicating Date- February 2010
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.
A Match Made in High School was a fun, and original young adult book. The whole marriage course was a great idea to get the characters from different cliques to have to interact with each other. I loved that you had the main character, Fiona, paired with the popular jock guy, Todd. Surprisingly Todd is a cheerleader, and not some football player.
I enjoy the interaction between Fiona and Todd. The pranks were hilarious, and fun. Johnny Mercer was a character that came in and out of the storyline, so I didn't really feel that attached to him. Yeah, his character was a great guy, but I didn't really feel like I knew him. I am a total fan of Todd. Amanda was the typical snotty cheerleader with a sensitive side. All together the characters were great, and I enjoyed all of them, just wish some were put more into the forefront.
I for one was wishing for a different ending, but in no way was it a disappointment, nor did it take away from this good book. I would definitely read another of Kristin Walker's books. Very entertaining.
Around the World Tours