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Friday, February 17, 2012

Book Review: Hooked by Catherine Greenman

By Catherine Greenman

Publication Date: August 9, 2011 by Delacorte Books
Page Numbers: 276 pages
Format: Kindle Book
Source: Kindle Store
Challenges: YA Contemporary Challenge

Summary: Thea Galehouse has always known how to take care of herself. With a flighty club-owner mom and a standoffish, recovering-alcoholic dad, Thea has made her own way in her hometown of New York, attending the prestigious and competitive Stuyvesant High School. But one chat with Will, a handsome and witty senior, and she's a goner—completely hooked on him and unable to concentrate on anything else.
Always worried that she loves Will more than he loves her, Thea is pleasantly surprised when their romance weathers his move to college and Will goes out of his way to involve her in his life. But then, Thea misses a period. And that starts Thea and Will on a wild ride that neither of them could have possibly prepared for. When they decide to keep the baby, their concerned parents chip in what they can to keep Will in school and give both teenagers a comfortable place to raise their child. 

But when a freak accident leaves Thea shaken and threatens to upend their little family altogether, Thea is forced to turn to the last place she would have chosen for comfort: her stiff, uncompromising father.
This smart, touching first novel brims with realistic, beautifully drawn characters, and reminds us that love is never as easy or predictable as we might like it to be.

My Thoughts: Have you ever read a book that made you want to explode in happiness? This was that book for me. This was me:


Boom Ba Doom Boom Bass! 

Well, back to the book. This book left me speechless. It's real and fresh, it's believable. Not to sugar coated because pregnancy isn't a good thing to sugar coat. I am a HUGE fan of pregnancy books and this stepped it up for me. It's not just of these two people, but the way they affect the people around them. It left me stunned, but you don't need to bring out the tissues people. It's happier than it sounds.

Thea is likable, not really likable, but towards the end you really care for her and what's she's going through. She's carrying a freaking baby in her tummy, guys. At first, I disliked her. She's ehhh. Then she's strong and tough and just gets by in a wonderful way.

Will is....Ehh. Will, he's not too much likable, more like bearable,  but likable at the VERY end. Not to much to say about him. I understand where he was coming from, but....He was a douche to put it simple.

Thea and Will situation seemed perfect, then things went bad towards the middle. It's wonderfully written and not to hard-core for me. Plus, the scenery added to my love for it. I love books set in New York. New York is just...a perfect place for me. The ending was just perfect, not everything came together, but isn't that how life is?

The writing held a little more for me, it was perfect and I tried not to like this book. I fucking did, but it grew on me. I'm sure it'll grow on you guys too. I definitely recommend it.

I'm Out

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