Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Hooked by Catherine Greenman

 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight an upcoming release that we're excited about. This week I'm waiting on Hooked by Catherine Greenman.

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. 
It seems like there a lot of YA books coming out right now that are about teen pregnancy.  I am interested in doing some comparison.

Hooked came out August 9. 


  1. Your choice certainly looks like an interesting read! Thanks for sharing :D
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  2. I've noticed that too. It would be interesting to compare them.

    Great pick!

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  3. This looks good!

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  4. This one's new to me. Very interesting cover too.

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  5. I just got this one a couple of days ago can't wait to start reading it.

  6. This sounds so interesting. I can't wait to read it, it's been on my wishlist for a while!

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  7. I'm eager to read this too!

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  8. I loved and hated this book more then anything I have read recently. It is just one of these books, you don't want to keep reading because you are so in love with and don't want to end:)

  9. Just the kind of edgy realistic fiction I crave. Thea's thoughtful and super intelligent voice won me over completely and the crocheting metaphor of a life unraveling is beautifully drawn. Recommended for older teens and moms who appreciate fine writing, awesome characters, and a voice that talks itself off the page and into your heart.

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