Monday, January 21, 2013

Book Review: Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

Parker is a good girl. She gets good grades, helps out at home and has a lot of friends. Scratch that last part- she used to have a lot of friends until her mom left them and caused a scandal. Now she has no friends, people don't talk to her at church and she has a bit of a reputation.

After the scandal, Parker quit the softball team, lost twenty pounds and started to earn her reputation. It was just kissing, but it was more than a few boys. After being forced by her best friend Drew to manage the boys baseball team, Parker comes face to fact with her new crush: Brian the assistant coach. Knowing it's wrong is one thing, but she's almost 18, and she knows he like her too. It doesn't help that Corndog (aka Will Whitfield) is on the team too, and is worried about Parker breaking the hearts of the boys on the team.

Between keeping up appearances at school, home and church, managing the team, and her secret meetings with Brian, things for Parker start to unravel. As she starts to befriend Corndog, things get a little hazier, and with Drew's admission to her, her whole life starts to collapse, and for the first time in a while, she wants her mom.

Miranda Kenneally does it again with a fun, relate-able character who is in a bit of an unusual life situation. You'll feel horrible for Parker as she navigates the waters of her church where she used to fit in, and you'll wish she made better choices when it comes to boys, epically with Brian.

More than just a romance, Stealing Parker is about friendship, family and what happens after major life events.Characters from Chasing Jordan pop up, and readers will be waiting for Things I Can't Forget out in March!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie (Now reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone, why did I wait so long to read this one!)

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