Stealing Heaven

Summary:

Dani has been learning the family business all her life. She's visited lots of cities and been to some great houses. Her mom is very proud of Dani and how she can find anything she needs. But Dani hasn't found what she wants: roots. When Dani and her mom move to Heaven for the summer, a "real life" begins to unfold. She makes some friends, she meets a guy, and it's a summer just like "normal." But Dani's loyalties are tested when she has to choose between her family or her future.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Teens who want characters with real-life decisions will enjoy this story, and will likely finish it in an afternoon.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Young Reader Reaction

I liked this book right away. I felt bad for Dani; what a way to live! This is a book I would read again. It is a fast read, and is one of those books that should never end.

Parent Reaction

This is a well-written, well-paced page turner. The author does an excellent job giving Dani a voice and drawing the reader into her feelings and decisions.

Type of Book:
This is a young adult novel of self-discovery and making life choices. It is a high interest / low readability choice for teen readers.
Educational Themes:

This would be an excellent book club choice for pre-teen girls. There is plenty to talk about from personal choices, to family, to self-respect.

Reading Level:
4.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
12 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
10 and Up
Age of child:
Read by students at Woodside Magnet High School for Arts and Communication (Newport News, VA)
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is great reading any time, but because it is set in the summer (and is a fast read), you can really get into it.

Title Stealing Heaven
About
Author Elizabeth Scott
Publisher HarperTeen, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2008
ISBN 9780061122804
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Family, Coming Of Age
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