Did everyone have one of those marriage projects in health class senior year in high school? I did but it was only one project in a marking period of health class. We did it because we had to, but we picked our friends in the class to "marry." It was a purely academic exercise.
The premise of A Match Made in High School, by Kristin Walker, is a little more intense. Not only does their project last all of their senior year, they are randomly matched with other members of their class. Of course, Fiona (Fee) is matched with a boy she doesn't like (nor his real life girl friend). The new "couples" have budgets to work out, jobs to find and money to earn. In the process, she finds that the boy she has crushed on is not necessarily who she thinks he is, while learning other classmates are more than she ever gave them credit.
Fiona comes to understand what is it that makes some relationships work and what causes others to fail. She also finds what it means to really be friends. And why it is important to have both.
This book is set to be published on May 14, 2009.