Author: Liz Fichera
Series: Hooked #1
Genre: Young Adult, , Romance, Contemporary
Publication Date: January 29th, 2013
My Rating: 4 Stars
When Native American Fredricka ‘Fred’ Oday is invited to become the only girl on the school’s golf team, she can’t say no. This is an opportunity to shine, win a scholarship and go to university, something no one in her family has done.
But Fred’s presence on the team isn’t exactly welcome — especially not to rich golden boy Ryan Berenger, whose best friend was kicked off the team to make a spot for Fred.
But there’s no denying that things are happening between the girl with the killer swing and the boy with the killer smile...
GET HOOKED ON A GIRL NAMED FRED.
When Fred Oday, a Native American, gets invited to join the boys golf team of their school, she is not exactly welcomed by the whole team. In order to get to the team, one of their teammates lost the spot to give Fred hers, who happens to be Ryan Berenger's best friend, Seth. But when they get teamed up for the game, Ryan sees that Fred is actually an amazing golf player. Things change and Ryan doesn't know whether to side with Fred or his best friend.
I actually read Played for a blog tour without having read this book first, but I remembered recently that I have a copy of this book from Netgalley, so I went ahead and read it. I liked this one better than the first one because this one was already good from the start, unlike Played which only picked up near the last 30% of the book.
After having read Played, I was not sure whether I would enjoy this or not, but I was caught by surprise by how much I did enjoy it! It was amazing how both Fred and Ryan battled the discrimination and prejudice of having an "inter-racial" relationship. I didn't like Ryan at first actually, because even though he knows what his friend's doing is wrong, he was not able to stand up for what he knows is right, but slowly, he becomes better. It's amazing how there was growth in the story.
I really liked this one, and it is told in double point of views, so it's an added bonus! I recommend you guys to try this one! It's an easy read and it's not exactly fluffy, but not exactly heavy either.