Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Stealing Parker - Review

It's not a secret that I love Miranda Kenneally's books. They are YA book and I love them because she has a way of create adorable characters.

Miranda is one of the most loving authors, she is always tweeting back wich I think is awesome. 

If you want to read my review for her other books go here:
Catching Jordan
Things I Can't Forget

 Stealing Parker (Hundred Oaks #2) 
by Miranda Kenneally
Stealing Parker (Catching Jordan, #2)
After a scandal rocks their conservative small town, 17-year-old Parker Shelton goes overboard trying to prove that she won't turn out like her mother: a lesbian.

The all-star third-baseman quits the softball team, drops 20 pounds and starts making out with guys--a lot. But hitting on the hot new assistant baseball coach might be taking it a step too far...especially when he starts flirting back.


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*****
MY REVIEW.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stealing Parker is the second book in the Hundred Oaks series, however, as the three books out in the series it can be read as a standalone book. In this story Parker is trying to heal-escape the shame and pain her mother’s departure brought on her family. During this process she discovers a lot about herself, family, friendship, religion and love.

Parker is a great character, a former softball player, Valedictorian (the best of her class) and sweet. But somehow once her mother is gone, she attempts to become a “hot mess”, kissing boys and trying to prove she is not like her mom. She is so broken and desperate to be happy again that she makes so many bad decisions. Is easy to like her and relate to her because when your world falls apart you need to find a guilty and being a Christian asking God “why?” is an easy option.

The boys and man in the book are great, different one from another; they bring all the elements the book needs. Brian is the new professor-coach and Parker immediately falls for him. He is 23, which means six years older, friendly, funny and handsome. Of course the whole situation is full of drama, student-teacher relationships are a taboo and in this story it’s no different. It brings tension and anguish to both characters’ lives. Drew, the BFF, is amazing. He is funny and adorable. Corndog, or Will, is the perfect boy. Smart, sweet, caring and softball player, he is the boy every girl deserves.

Like any other Miranda book, the book reveals more of the story and the characters page by page. She is an author that achieves to create solid and believable worlds. Through her words we live the sadness, happiness, tension and suffer with every new obstacle side by side to the characters.

Overall, this is a great YA- contemporary romance with awesome characters and great dialogues. Also, this book has a smooth rhythm and an excellent writing.

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