Title: Stealing Parker (Hundred Oaks #2)
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Daniela’s 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?
Well, the first book of Hundred Oaks, Catching Jordan, was amazing, I loved the way the author described each character and each situation. In this case, I thought Stealing Parker was kind of the same story line, but it involved so much more.
In Stealing Parker, you get to meet Parker and see how see learns to forgive herself, her family and the people who once let her down. She has a lot to learn, so you kind of grow up along with her.
About the characters… Well, we have Parker, obviously.. And she’s mad at the whole world. Her mom and her friends left her, so she decides she doesn’t need anyone but herself. So she goes after whatever she wants. And what is it she wants? The new baseball coach. But what happens when, at first, the guy seems perfect, but then.. he starts showing his true face? Everything goes down. But somewhere along the line she starts to let her guard down with someone she’d imagined.
I love Miranda Kenneally’s writing. She knows how to make us readers get inside the story and enjoy it. I liked this book, I liked Catching Jordan a lot more, but this one was great too.