I am reading How to Hook a Hottie by Tina Ferraro. The setting seems to be a normal high school with lots of teenagers. It is not all that unfamiliar to me because I am a teenager in high school, but to someone who is out of high school it would probably be very confusing to them.
I am most comfortable when they are at school because that is a place I can relate to and understand. When the story takes place in a place that you are familiar with, it is easier to visualize what is happening. Like when they are describing scenes from high school, such as; when Kate is getting mobbed by people in the hallways. Or when the word spreads like wildfire. I can visualize that better because I have actually seen and witnessed it in real life.
Lastly, the setting is an important part of the book. This is because Kate gets asked by the famous, hot, and totally popular jock Brandon Callister, he asks her to go to the sports banquet with him. She thinks this is a joke but accepts anyways. The news spreads like wildfire throughout the high school and before Kate knows it her friend is asking her to set her up with a boy too. Kate says she would, but she is doing this all for money and business. The first one works out ok, but then the boy finds out that he was “bought” and he doesn’t like that very much. The news of Kate’s matchmaking skills spreads like crazy and before she knows it there is a line at her locker of people tossing money and trying to get set up with all kinds of people. If the setting wouldn’t be at a high school none of this would have happened because there is nowhere else where this would happen.
Overall the setting is very fitting for the story. Kate is now known as the matchmaker, and she likes this because she is earning lots of money for her millionaire before twenty plan!