Stealing Heaven, by Elizabeth Scott
Reviewed by Candace, age 19, California
Sweet Designs Featured Writer
One day Dani's mom decides it's time to move to a new place, a quaint little beach town call Heaven. Dani knows sooner or later her mom will want to steal from another house, but for now she's enjoying her stay. For once in her life she's made friends. A bubbly local named Allison talks to her like they've been best friends forever, and then there is Greg who is a flirty goofball.
But what happens when Dani finds out that she and her mom are going to steal from a friend's house? Or that Greg is more than he seems? Greg may be a pest sometimes, but he makes her feel special, a feeling no one else has ever given her. All Dani feels is guilt when she is forced to help her mom in her life of crime. Yet that's all she has ever known, so how can she change it?
I bought this novel from the bookstore and had my mom drive me home. I started reading it in the car and couldn't put it down. I finished it a few hours later. Stealing Heaven resonated with me on many levels. For anyone who has felt like their problems are too overwhelming to deal with, this novel is a breath of fresh air. It doesn't hide the truth, and it shows reality in such a way that you can't help rooting for all the characters.
Stealing Heaven, by Elizabeth Scott, deserves five out of five stars.