Sunday, January 20, 2013
Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally
Author: Miranda Kenneally
# of Pages: 242 (Paperback)
Challenge: 2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
Rating: 4 stars
Parker Shelton pretty much has the perfect life. She’s on her way to becoming valedictorian at Hundred Oaks High, she’s made the all-star softball team, and she has plenty of friends. Then her mother’s scandal rocks their small town and suddenly no one will talk to her.
Now Parker wants a new life.
So she quits softball. Drops twenty pounds. And she figures why kiss one guy when she can kiss three? Or four. Why limit herself to high school boys when the majorly cute new baseball coach seems especially flirty?
But how far is too far before she loses herself completely?
I absolutely adored Catching Jordan and I was very excited to read Stealing Parker.
The one thing I loved most about the book was Will. He is smart, funny, and kind, an overall awesome guy. I really do hope that he makes an appearance (even if it's a brief one) in Kenneally's future books.
Parker has to deal with a lot of crap after the incident with her mother. I did sympathize with Parker, but I wish she would have stood up for herself rather than doing what she did. She is a good person. She just made some careless decisions. On a different note, Parker was a great friend, especially to Drew. She always considers his feelings and does everything she can for him.
Overall, Stealing Parker had some pretty memorable characters and was amazingly written. And although I did not love it as much as Catching Jordan, it was still a great book. If you have not yet read Kenneally's books, then I highly recommend that you do so.