After her family's scandal rocks their conservative small town, 17-year-old Parker Shelton goes overboard trying to prove that she won't turn out like her mother: a lesbian. The all-star third-baseman quits the softball team, drops 20 pounds and starts making out with guys--a lot. But hitting on the hot new assistant baseball coach might be taking it a step too far...especially when he starts flirting back.
When I started this novel, I was a tad bit worried, thinking that there was absolutely no way that Stealing Parker would be as good as Catching Jordan. In a way, I was right, but I was also wrong. It will never be as good as Catching Jordan in my book, because the characters are different, the story is different, and the prime focus isn't football. But this book had it's own charm, that I loved just as much.
For one, I just liked reading about Parker. She was a spunky heroine, with an absolutely unique voice. I liked the way that she let out her feelings, (by writing a note and then burning it) because it seemed so...unique, and it helped the story-line by adding tidbits of her life before, making it easier to understand why Parker is the way she is.
But I thought that Brian was a total jerk. I don't understand why Parker thought he was swoon-worthy, or why she thought that he was perfect. He. Was. A. Total. Jerk. I mean, seriously. What kind of a 23 year-old man flirts with a 17 year old girl? He's a completely pervy jerk. And she acts like he hung the stars. Grrr.
Corndog...where to start? I found him to be a sweet, funny, well-developed character, and just the kind of character that you want to give a huge hug to, ya know? The kind that you would love to hang out with, and just get to know.
All in all, I enjoyed Stealing Parker, but it just didn't have the humor, or the complete swoonish-ness that Catching Jordan had. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, just not as much. I think it's because I miss Henry and Jordan. Cameo appearances are not enough for me! *Goes and reads Catching Jordan again*
Thanks to Sourcebooks for allowing me to be a part of it! :D