Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Book Review: Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally

Taylor had everything, great grades, the right activities, hot boyfriend and captain of her soccer team. Senior year should be her last stop on the way to Yale, and then following in her father's footsteps into a career in investment or politics. Then it happens. She is caught with a backpack full of drugs. In the moment she panics, and takes the blame, even though it's not her backpack.

Suspended from her fancy boarding school, she is off to Hundred Oaks High, with less AP classes, no activities, and a pretty bad soccer team. She ditched the boyfriend, and the truth and hopes that even with letting her parents down, she can still rally and get into Yale. Of course, there is the small matter of her father's campaign to be re-elected as state Senator, and she is now a black mark against him.

Can she earn back her father's trust? Will she still get into Yale, even with the suspension? What about about her brother's friend Ezra who is on a break from Cornell, working construction?

It's no secret that I love books by Miranda Kenneally. I think they are fun reads, and full of high school (and college) drama. While you might not be the rich daughter of a state Senator, you might know what it feels like to disappoint your parents, or even hide to truth to protect a friend. Defending Taylor is a fun read that would be a good break from studying, class activities and even soccer.

I'll see you @ the library!

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