Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hooked, by Allen Wolf, earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval

Because of Shawn's autism, he misses social cues most people would pick up on.  He's highly functioning and has a job creating algorithms at a dating service.  Living at home with his mother, he realizes she won't always be there for him and he dreams of finding the right girl with whom he might someday settle down.  He's gone on countless dates, putting his company's service to the test.  Only his tendencies to blurt out awkward comments doesn't bode well for any chances beyond the first date.  One night he attends a work party and is thrilled when a beautiful young girl invites him to leave with her.  Shawn is instantly smitten, only what he fails to understand is that the lovely Violet is actually a prostitute.  

Hooked, by Allen Wolf, is a wonderfully comedic and light-hearted read.  This book could easily be made into a movie, which is no surprise given that the author is also a film-maker.  Like a cross between Being There (the 1979 film with Peter Sellers) and Pretty Woman (the 1990 film with Julia Roberts), Hooked is just plain fun.  This feel-good read steers clear of any inappropriate sex scenes, and in fact has an entirely unexpected and refreshing hint of faith thrown into the mix.  Replete with comedy, action, drama and suspense, Hooked earns our recommendation and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

LITERARY CLASSICS Book Awards & Reviews International Book Awards • Top Honors Youth Book Awards • Seal of Approval

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