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Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally
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Sep 25, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: challenge-src2012, challenge-ccc2012
Read on September 24, 2012

Review originally posted on my blog http://hobbitsies.net/2012/09/stealin...

I loved Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally. Her first book, Catching Jordan, was awesome and smart and inspiring and so freaking good.

But Stealing Parker brought out all sorts of emotions in me. I was feeling super conflicted at first and a little bit sinful and then I was sobbing and angry and sobbing and…I just can’t even describe the wide range of emotions I felt while reading Stealing Parker. I thought Catching Jordan was cute and fun and inspiring, Stealing Parker completely bowled me over.

There are a LOT of issues brought up in Stealing Parker – religion, sexuality, sex, relationships with older guys, family, drugs, etc. But it wasn’t like Miranda Kenneally was thrusting it all at you at once. Stealing Parker, despite being also a bit adorable and fun, is a really deep book that I felt a real emotional connection with. I felt for Parker like crazy and I emphasized with all of the tough situations she faced throughout Stealing Parker. Liking the older, unattainable guy and having a lot of people turn out to be different than you thought they were…it’s tough, and in a way, I felt like I was going through it all over again with Parker.

Once again, Miranda Kenneally through me for a loop with the relationships in Stealing Parker. I was super conflicted with who I wanted Parker to be with at first, because there’s this other guy in Stealing Parker…and lots of moral issues come into play and basically, Miranda Kenneally is a master of the slow build. I love how the relationships she writes usually begin based on friendship.

I don’t know what else to say, guys. I absolutely loved Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally. Stealing Parker had me absolutely captured in its spell – I refused to put it down until the very last page. I was sobbing and giggling and fanning myself from the swoon. If you’re a fan of amazing books and young adult contemporary, I highly recommend Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally.
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Christina (A Reader of Fictions) Oh yay! I just read Catching Jordan! Finished an hour ago!

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