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Author: Miranda Kenneally
Release Date: October 1, 2012
Parker Shelton pretty
much has the perfect life. She’s on her way to becoming valedictorian at
Hundred Oaks High, she’s made the all-star softball team, and she has
plenty of friends. Then her mother’s scandal rocks their small town and
suddenly no one will talk to her.
Now Parker wants a new life.
she quits softball. Drops twenty pounds. And she figures why kiss one
guy when she can kiss three? Or four. Why limit herself to high school
boys when the majorly cute new baseball coach seems especially flirty?
But how far is too far before she loses herself completely?
I have this thing with contemporary YA that I haven't actually explained... ever... at all... which is that I don't usually read it because I don't want to read the hard-hitting gritty stuff that'll inevitably make me sad and weepy. I know this isn't, that this is more of a romantic comedy sort of contemporary YA, but still. So, that's the reason why I don't read a lot of contemporary YA unless it's the funny kind.
Like this. I read Catching Parker last week and really liked it. I know a book is good when it makes me laugh out loud and not just in my head. And I like the cover, even if it took me a while to realize that the beige-orange part at the bottom is the dirt of a baseball diamond's infield. *head-desk* And I really like baseball, too.