Red-hot author Miranda Kenneally hits one out of the park in this return to Catching Jordan’s Hundred Oaks High.
After a 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.
— Goodreads.com description
First off, I really enjoyed this book because it fits into the Annalicious genre of books. What does that mean?
4. Authentic teen voice
AKA, highly enjoyable, right? Totally.
Only, I think I suffered a serious case of Old Lady Syndrome while reading this. What is OLS, you ask? Well, the general symptoms include shaking your head, thinking of the main character as “young lady” and making tsk-ing noises at the book.
In other words, I was a little too old and wise (HA!) to totally love it, because I spent most of the time thinking Parker was being a total fool. But did I make bad decisions? You bet I did (Though not to this extent, whoa, I was valedictorian goodie-goodie, certainly wasn’t crushing on a teacher! AHHH!) So I think teens will really love and relate to this one.
Totally fun, totally good. Just watch out for OLS if you’re a young-at-heart adult (rather than a young adult), like moi.