When a mandatory course forces Fiona to “try the knot” with super-jock Todd Harding, she’s convinced life could not possibly get any worse. Until moments later, when her long-time crush is paired with her arch-enemy (otherwise known as Todd’s obscenely hot, slightly sadistic girlfriend). But that’s nothing compared to her best friend’s fate – a year with the very shy, very goofy, very big Johnny Mercer.
A series of hilarious pranks and misunderstandings leave Fiona wondering: is there something her supposed “best friend” hasn’t told her? Could there be more to Johnny Mercer than a deep voice and an awesome music collection? And perhaps most intriguing of all, is it possible that Todd Harding could actually have a heart – and a brain – beneath his pretty-boy exterior?
Who knows what might happen once you begin a match made in high school…
Wow! I devoured this book. Which, when you're a college student with a part time job and 12,000 organizations she's involved in, is like saying you climbed Mt. Everest. Not only is the story line incredibly original, the characters are in a league of their own. The main character, Fiona, is instantly relatable (in my opinion), but she's not without her faults. Walker does an excellent job of making Fiona a likeable character, but sprinkling just the right amount of flaws to humanize her. When first reading the plot, I thought this could have ended up being a quick, light read, but after the first few pages, I knew I was wrong. Walker takes the story a step further, and then a step past that. There are tons of twists and turns that kept me from putting the book down (and returning to my Chinese homework ;) ), which is always a plus. Walker takes on a lot of issues in this novel, from stereotypes to love to self image. As Fiona grows, you find yourself growing along with her, which I really appreciated.
This book kept me hooked and is not one to miss. I know it's only January, but my favorite book of the year? I think so.
This book definitely deserves:
Pick up your copy of A Match Made in High School on February 4!