The Hookup Artist

The Hookup Artist Lucas is a genius matchmaker and everyone at Thomas Jefferson High School seems to need his expertise When it comes to finding his own true love things aren t so easy He s just had his heart broken

  • Title: The Hookup Artist
  • Author: Tucker Shaw
  • ISBN: 9780060756222
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lucas is a genius matchmaker, and everyone at Thomas Jefferson High School seems to need his expertise When it comes to finding his own true love, things aren t so easy He s just had his heart broken and the prospects aren t promising.But Lucas has bigger worries his best friend, Cate, has just been dumped, and he has to find her new Mr Right And right on schedule, onLucas is a genius matchmaker, and everyone at Thomas Jefferson High School seems to need his expertise When it comes to finding his own true love, things aren t so easy He s just had his heart broken and the prospects aren t promising.But Lucas has bigger worries his best friend, Cate, has just been dumped, and he has to find her new Mr Right And right on schedule, on the first day of their senior year, a new guy shows up at TJHS Derek is friendly, athletic, and the hottie of the century.As the matchmaker tries to work his magic, it seems like Derek is flirting with Lucas than with Cate Which makes everyone wonder who is Derek interested in, anyway

    One thought on “The Hookup Artist”

    1. ~2/5I was expecting to like this more. I found it, very cheap, at a (somewhat) local bookstore, thought it sounded interesting, and got it. Given that the main character is a gay boy, and the not-totally original idea, I thought that it would add a little twist. And, in a way, it did, I suppose. Also, I found out after buying it, that I had read (and reviewed) another book by this author, which I enjoyed. That made it seem even better. And then I started it and wasn’t so happy.Firstly, the beg [...]

    2. What do you do when your own love life is in shambles? According to Lucas, you're supposed to use your gifts to hook up other people who are unlucky in love. And that is what he does. Lucas is gay, and doesn't mind that everyone in his high school knows it. What he does mind is that the guy he is trying to set his best friend Cate up with is actually showing more attention to him than to her! And what's worse, he is also falling for the chiseled soccer player as well. As Lucas tries to navigate [...]

    3. The story starts a little slow. The whole book is told from first person perspective, which narrows the description somewhat; especially Lucas, the “narrator”, isn’t describing himself in detail. Then again, that might give the book a sense of reality. Also the “simpleness” of the language and logic used in the book fits very well the mind of a teenage boy’s portrayed in the storyAltogether, the characters are well drawn. The plot, after getting itself going, is also rather entertain [...]

    4. Don't you hate it when you're about halfway through a book and you suddenly remember that you've read it before? And that the reason you didn't remember until now that you'd read it was because you didn't particularly care for it in the end? This is certainly not a bad book by any means--the characters are well-drawn and sympathetic, as are the settings and the situations--I just didn't love it. Didn't love how it played out, didn't love how it ended, however realistic it might be. I guess when [...]

    5. This was an Ok book. Lucas is a genius matchmaker, and everyone at his high school seems to need his advice and help in finding "true love" . When it comes to finding his own true love, things aren't so easy. Lucas's best friend Cate has just been dumped and he has to find her new Mr. Right. And right on schedule, on the first day of their senior year, a new guy shows up at TJHS. Derek is friendly, athletic, and the hottie of the century. As the matchmaker tries to work his magic, it seems like [...]

    6. Also fairly predictable, about a gay guy who usually plays matchmaker, and how he and his best friend fall for the same guy, who sends out mixed signals to the both of them, etc, etc. Kind of cute, but there's a part in there where the two friends have a big huge fight about the guy, and the girl just like, goes off the deep-end with her accusations, and the gay guy believes them. I'm not sure I thought like that while I was a teenager, so it seems really out there to read about it.

    7. A humorous look at a gay teen and his female friend both struggling with the attentions of the same guy. While it was interesting and funny, it wasn't as good as other YA lit out there on the same subject (Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List was better). However I liked that the ending avoided some of the coming out cliches of other queer YA novels and it would probably appeal more to teen girls then gay guys.

    8. there is good teen books, and there there is other stuff. this was not good. it was ok. people mocked me when they opened it up and read some of the words. i thought it was a story that is not often told. and one that is quite confusing as a teen. not a waste of my time. but when compared to what else I have read this week, this was disappointing.

    9. so far, this book us great. its a crazy book too. its about a girl that gets dumped by her man and her gay best friend is trying to hook her up with the cute new boybut then her gay best friend might just be falling for him too

    10. Really probably 2.5, gets 3 stars because it has a small goal and it achieves it. Fluffy predictable story.

    11. The ending to the story is TERRIBLE!!!!! Because I always juge a book by the ending after reading it of course;)

    12. Hmmmm, it's okay. the scenes dicussing gay relationships were a bit awkward. But i learned some tips on how to be a matchmaker. heheh out, Brittany Woods.

    13. Gay teen Lucas is in love with new boy in town. Is new guy gay or not? Friends battle over who will end up with the guy. This book is okay--not great.

    14. I beyond hated this book. It was about a gay guy who helps his straight friends to find love. Awful. Pure Awfulness.

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