Sunday, October 21, 2012

Review-Stealing Parker

Earlier this year I read Miranda's debut novel, Catching Jordan, and I really enjoyed it so when I was asked to take part in the blog tour for this book I was really pleased.  I have to admit I was a little hesitant about this book on one account (no, it wasn't the baseball, that's the sport I know the most about), it was the fact that the love interest in this book was 6 years older than the main character, but in I-loved-the-first-book-so-I'll-read-this-one fashion I dove in and ended up really enjoying it as well.  Full disclosure I was irked a little by the main character, Parker, and I'm not exactly sure what it was, but it wasn't a huge thing and I was able to get past it and thoroughly enjoy the book.  If you've read Miranda's first book you'll recognize her sporty main female characters, the real-life version of teenage boys (yes, they DO act like they do in the book, trust me, I'm living it right now), and like every contemporary novel there is that hitch in the road that makes the main character's life difficult.  I also enjoyed the fact that she mixed a faith in God along with gay and lesbian characters and that she didn't bash them in any way, and had the main character accept who they were.  This is really important to me, because despite the fact I'm not gay it's important to realize that there are gay people out there and that they are just like us.  The whole book was just so much fun, and I loved all of the little "cameos" that popped up in the book (characters that were in Catching Jordan).  I read the book in one day (which with all of my homework and school is something that doesn't happen as often as it used to) so that should tell you how much I enjoyed it, and how much fun it was.  If you've read Catching Jordan you should definitely pick this book up, and even if you haven't you should give this one a shot (although there are some minor spoilers for Catching Jordan in the little tidbits where we see characters from it).  I can't wait to read the next book that Miranda comes out with, and I do hope that we'll see more of the characters from both novels in the "next" volume.

4.5/5 dust spirits

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