Review: Stealing Parker

Dec •  16 •  2012

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Stealing ParkerStealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on October 1st 2012
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Red-hot author Miranda Kenneally hits one out of the park in this return to Catching Jordan's Hundred Oaks High.

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?

This author is on my must read list. Any book that comes out bu this author I must read. And this book not only shocked me, but I really loved it.
So the reason this book shocked is cause this book goes so close to the line of right and wrong. The reader meets Parker, a girl who has a rough past years catching the eye of the an older male. Preferably  the teacher. Yeah…..that’s all I’m going to say about that. I do however, like that Parker is able to see how deep things had gotten. She took people’s trust and use it against them.
While I liked the main character Parker, I really liked how she well she grew and learned. She is able to to find a friend where she least expect it. Even after everything that she went through, she is able to find forgiveness and move on to what she is really looking for the whole time.
Because this book is borderline shocking, I suggest the ages of 18+ to read the book. If you are mature enough it read it, then go ahead.
Stealing Parker is an out of the box story that collides with all things imaginable. It’s certainly takes  everything that I have read to a new level. Stealing Parker has great emotional depths enhanced with amazing characters and story line. Stealing Parker is awesome!
I give it 4 BITES!
Happy Reading!


  1. Amy
    Dec 16, 2012

    I was just gifted this and can’t wait to read it. It sounds fantastic. I love realistic fiction that goes into tough topics and situations.

  2. Candace
    Dec 16, 2012

    Yeah, I found this one shocking as well. It made me a bit uncomfortable at times. But this stuff happens. I liked all the additional issues like the religion stuff and her mother being lesbian. Glad you liked it too!

  3. Still a good topic to bring up and talk about. Although I admit I’d probably be shocked as well. I do think I need to pick up a book by this author!