By Miranda Kenneally
Sourcebooks Fire, 2012
Audience: Older Teens
Red-hot author Miranda Kenneally hits one out of the park in this return to Catching Jordan's Hundred Oaks High.
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.
At first, I was worried that this book would be a little repetitive... I remember Chasing Jordan being that way. I looked back for my review of it, but I guess I didn't mention that.
This book was FABULOUS. Absolutely fabulous. And I don't usually go for sports books at all. This book was so much more than that. I loved the way religion was incorporated into the story. It was part of her life, but I wouldn't call this a religious fiction book. The whole story didn't revolve around it, like a religious fiction book would, but it was a part of her life. I thought that was fantastic. Religion has always been a part of my life, but I always found Religious Fiction books to be a little overwhelming and all the same.
I liked the romance, too. I liked that Parker was a little screwed up, but had a good heart. She didn't totally spin out of control, and you could tell she loved her true friends. The thing with the baseball coach - I was proud of her for taking a stand, but I'm sorry she had to go through it at all. Overall, I really liked Parker as a person and I wanted to see her succeed.
This book was awesome, even better than the first, and I can't wait for the next book!