Stealing Parker

By Miranda Kenneally

"A hero who will soften your heart."―Jennifer Echols, nationwide award-winning writer of Such a Rush

Parker Shelton pretty well has the proper lifestyles. She's on her method to changing into valedictorian at Hundred Oaks excessive, she's made the all-star softball group, and she or he has lots of neighbors. Then her mother's scandal rocks their small city and without warning not anyone will check with her.

Now Parker wishes a brand new life.

So she quits softball. Drops twenty kilos. and she or he figures why kiss one man whilst she will kiss 3. Or 4. Why restrict herself to highschool boys while the majorly lovely new baseball trainer turns out specifically flirty?

But how a ways is just too some distance ahead of she loses herself completely?

Praise for Catching Jordan:

"A must-read for teenagers! i could not placed it down!"―Simon Elkeles, New York Times bestselling writer of the Perfect Chemistry series

"With a shrewdpermanent, real voice, Kenneally proves as soon as and for all that after it involves making life's hardest calls-on and rancid the field-girls rule!"―Sara Ockler, bestselling writer of Fixing Delilah

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My ally pulls me into his hands. I leisure my chin on his shoulder. Will slams the glass door open and stalks towards the parking zone. Dad exits the lavatory. “Parker,” he says quietly. “I love you and care approximately you, yet I don’t are looking to be known as clear of paintings back since you obtained stuck within the apparatus shed with Corndog. comprehend? ” “What? ” Drew whispers. “You what? ” “Yes, Dad,” I say, sniffling, and he leaves, now not on reflection at me. Drew’s face falls. “You lied to me? You’re relatively being silly with him? ” “Corndog basically pretended that,” I exclaim. “To hide for me. With Brian. ” I flow to fall again into Drew’s palms, yet he scoots clear of me. “We’ve by no means attached or kissed or whatever. ” “You have been messing round with either one of them? Did you utilize Corndog to hide up who you’re rather drawn to? ” “No, no. ” I achieve for him back, yet he steps backward. “Will lied. to assist me. to aid Brian. ” “I can’t think you,” he whispers. “I caught through you. via every little thing. all of your temper swings and slicing out the area. I instructed humans you weren’t a freak. I instructed them you have been shy and cared approximately institution. ” “Drew—” “And I advised you my secret,” he whispers. “And you then took it from me. ” His colossal brown eyes cross smooth. “Drew, that’s now not what occurred. are you able to list—” “Everything with you is such bullshit. you most likely acquired Tate to speak to me so that you may have Will all to your self. correct? ” i attempted to be a great friend…And now he won’t even hear. I had an opportunity with Will. I became down a date to promenade. a true date with a true man who actually sought after me. taken with a pal who won’t even pay attention me out. I don’t have something. “I’ll so long, then,” I whisper, and choose to bypass university at the present time. I go away to head domestic. anyplace that's. I run into Laura, Allie, and Mel as a way to the motorbike rack. they begin whispering. So I begin shouting. “Thanks for turning me into Dr. Salter, Laura. I’ll pray for you. Lord is familiar with you’d by no means do it for me simply because you’re so jealous. pass judgement on thy neighbor, eh? ” They close up and stare at me. I’ve by no means acknowledged something like that prior to. and also you comprehend what? I didn’t get struck through lightning. I don’t even believe to blame. I inform my eyes to prevent crying. fats likelihood of that. substitute spring holiday 21 days until eventually i flip 18 “Don’t name me back. ” Will hung up on me. whilst I referred to as Drew, he appeared like he used to be choking on his tears. “I can’t consult you instantaneously. i actually can’t. Bye. ” while I known as Brian, no solution. He give up his task. due to anything I essentially pressured him into, anything i used to be able to quit the instant I had emotions for Will. Brian’s correct. i'm immature. I attempt calling his telephone, yet he doesn’t decide up. He’s no longer on Skype, and he defriended me on fb! And after a few hours, he doesn’t go back any of my emails. It’s after 6:00 p. m. , so I open the church listing I stole and locate his mom and dad’ deal with. I Google map instructions, and I’m on my motorbike and pedaling down the line in below a minute. At his condo, i find the steps resulting in the house above the storage, then lean my motorbike opposed to a tree.

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