I also just loved her writing. It would be better if we got more of Fred and Ryan scenes where they would talk and get to know each other better but those scenes kind of faded into black. The prejudices and stereotypes of society play a large role into the problems in the basis of their relationship. I needed to finish it like I needed air to breathe. That might be kind of hard. When his jealousy, anger a over losing his spot on the team gets the best of him, his racism and hate brings about some very serious and deadly consequences for Ryan and Fred.
Dad sighed at me and smiled. So she asks her father and he reluctantly agrees. Ryan later learns an important lesson from Fred and others. I think if it was done gradually I would have found it more believable but this way I started to really dislike Ryan. However it doesn't help that she's a girl, or that she's a native Indian. She is one of the few Native Americans at her school. And that is exactly what happened with Fred and Ryan.
I know it's weird, right? It made me truly like her. They make you question the status quo of your life and as a result you begin to question who you are and what you stand for. The only problem is the cover. It's rare to find such topics of racism and poor and rich incorporated in a seemingly light summer read. At the same time though, things did bother her and she did break down.
My bare arm folded across the open window as the air tickled my face. This also serves to make the distinctions between social classes clear another excellent theme that could've been developed so much more. I mean…what type of person would do such a thing? Fred's got to go - especially now that I can't get her out of my head. But when I saved Riley Berenger from falling off a mountain, that rich suburban princess decided to try to save me. I might have been more able to handle the drama if the character were stronger.
It creaked whenever it opened. I felt like slapping them the whole book! They had been friends ever since a shocking event, which I will not name. This is a story about two people who will have to cross cultural biases and prejudices to be together but in the end what they find and get is a beautiful story. Hooked touches some real life issues that a lot of readers will be able to relate to. My Thoughts: I was really excited to read this book.
UnWanted Fred can't live down the fact that she is a girl. Most certainly do not perform on stage and assist behind stage for the money, but it sure does help! Life is not easy for Fred, especially at school, surrounded by 'rich white kids' who tease and bully her because of her heritage. That was why it had taken me two weeks to mention it to him. I can see why she can be a great golfer and I believe that she can be succeed in the future. It was also pretty cool reading a couple of the Native chants and prayers, but I wish there were more facts included. If the plot sounds like something that may interest you, then by all means check it out! At the same time though, I was worried. By the middle of this book you will be rooting for these kids and hoping that they can figure it out.
This ending seemed like an easy way around those hard topics. Golf is the thing that can get her out of her family trailer on the reservation. Fred's got to go—especially now that I can't get her out of my head. He said: Coach expects me to partner with Fred on the green? It's a great opening because in the little pages you really learn a lot about Fred and her love for Golf. Would I read future books by this author: Yes.
How can a girl be so mean and selfish?! I met him by accident at the end of the summer as I waited for Dad at the Ahwatukee Golf Club driving range. That being said, Fred's life on the reservation is remarkably detailed and fully realized, from the trailers to the nameless dogs to the miles of empty space between neighbours. I love when an author can be completely honest with her characters and their situations. He sat on the edge of the carpet, stretching out his legs and crossing them at the ankles. This is because he owns up to his mistakes and tries to correct them. Fichera brings us a story rich with inspiration and such adorable cuteness that puts Hooked in a league of its own.
Why don't you just leave them? Come on, Fred, Dad said, threading the bag over his shoulder. We see how much she loves golf and how good she is at it. The story is cute and fun, but it also touches on the difficulties of being different. Oh Hooked, you could have been a contender. Ryan, one of F For this review and more visit Book Description: Fred, a Native American girl, joins the school's all-boy varsity golf team. On one hand, I loved the idea of this book — a Native American main character given a natural talent with the game of golf and her being thrown into the white world of her town playing on an all-male team. While Ryan was not the most likable in the beginning, I still came to love his character.