Thea Galehouse, adrift and under-motivated, is a junior at Manhattan’s Stuyvesant High School when she meets senior Will Weston and makes. Hooked by Catherine Greenman is not your typical pregnancy novel. There is no ‘ you will get pregnant and you will die.’ Hooked opens pretty. I am not a huge fan of teenage pregnancy so I wasn’t sure how much I was going to love Hooked, but Catherine Greenman does not try to.

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Your review intrigued me too much and then there was the crochet angle and then I was, uh, hooked. This was a gritty yet funny at time contemporary.

HOOKED by Catherine Greenman | Kirkus Reviews

There was nothing new here – no diversity, no real, chemistry-fired romance, no redeeming main character with the best personality and development that you’ll ever read.

I couldn’t really see the appeal of him at all. So, when she is told that Thea is pregnant, her concern is how this is going to affect her life. However, they decide to take the next step and raise their unexpected child. 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. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I wanted a baby and I was cleaning to much, so my husband said, ‘Open a shop!

I would recommend anyone to read it.

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. The insta-love between Thea and Will in the beginning of the book was just so This story however, goes farther and much more in depth than what I thought. Between the crocheted bikinis, the job that was just given to her and how the heck did she afford a nanny?

It interested me because I can crochet a bit, and it played a role in a book of helping her to distract herself and also in the end helping to find herself some. This has a very good plot. She has little communication with her recovering alcoholic father and a superficial relationshipo with her mother. So when Thea takes a pregnancy test that comes back positive, she has to get ready to embark on a whole new journey – parenthood.


I felt the writing was uneven and Thea is a high school junior when she falls in love with a senior. October 20, at 6: It was just too good to be true, and that took away some of the believability for me. Will went downhill after Ian for me to, but I think that also is realistically what happens way too often. But then they go on a date, have their first kiss, fall in love, in one evening.

Thea, intelligently on birth control, forgets to take a pill and ends up pregnant.

Hooked by Catherine Greenman Book Review

Recommended to Peggy by: I think Catherine Greenman is a strong writer. October 20, at 8: Some parts really ticked me off. Will was just catherien of meh, for me. Please give her your warmest welcome. That would have been nice to know at the beginning.

It kind of just was. I loved Thea Galehouse. Almost like it the author was trying too hard to make the characters sound witty and sarcastic.


hookec I know that is awful, but I imagined her to just be one of those people that thinks pregnancy would never happen, so they don’t take any kind of precaution against it. She constantly worries about losing him, doing that very Mom-ish thing of imagining all the worst scenarios.

Just because you have a child when you are young does not mean you life is over.

To begin with there was a lot of inconsistencies in the story, parts where the writing made no catheribe and I felt were just there to be a filler for the real juice.

Does that make any sense? But she has a charmed life. Thea begins to crochet bikinis, to explore and develop talents of her own, as she weathers the challenges of unplanned motherhood and gains insight into her own professionally high-functioning, but otherwise clueless parents. She shows it for what I would imagine it is, a difficult, if also rewarding process. Thea Galehouse has always known how to take care of herself.


Check out this, other reviews, and more fun bookish things on my young hoooked book blog, Here’s to Happy Endings! When a freak accident with the baby pushes Will farther away from Thea and he decides he can’t do it anymore Thea is on her own to care for their son with one person to turn to, her stiff, uptight father.

It made her stronger and a better greenmwn. She begins to spend every spare moment with Will, forgettting about her homework and tests. Her ohoked is disappointed with her because she will not be able to get into the college he wanted for her. Ashley Prince January 30th, I usually steer clear of teen pregnancy because I feel it is glamorized. The metaphors were at time unusual and not particularly effective, sometimes even a bit jarring.

Feb 01, Maya Khan rated it really liked it Shelves: This book moves very slow and has wayyyyy too many details but it is a good book with an okay ending. There was no depth to the characters, their dialogue at times didn’t seem realistic. I think this is a good novel for teenagers to read. I guess I could say that the only thing I didn’t like about this book was the fact that sometimes the plot got a little confusing, and you didnt really understand what was going on, or at times, I believed I missed something, because sometimes it seemed as if the characters weren’t explaining their feelings well enough and I thought they meant something else, until later on in the paragraphs, where they elaborated more on what they were talking about before.

Mar 22, Jennifer Conner rated it really liked it.

Once again, I don’t understand why all this stuff has to be a part of the main character’s life.