Released on June 1, 2008
Summary from Goodreads:
Personally, I thought Stealing Heaven was very unique because I never realized that people especially teenagers will go around just to steal things and never really get caught. I mean, Dani and her mother went around practically her whole life stealing things and they never got caught and spent any real time in jail.
Dani's character was really established. Her feelings were made known and were made very realistically. I could practically see her as one of the girls I know, silent, quiet, and their ability to just blend in without anyone realizing that they were there. Which is practically what Dani and her mother did for years. I really sympathized with her with her torn decisions - whether to stick with her mom and continue living a life of crime or to break free and live the life that she has always yearned for.
And Greg, someone who you just can't seem to get rid of and eventually he tends to grow on you. At first, Dani wanted nothing to do with him because he's a cop! And for criminals, cops are to be avoided. And his hair. It annoyed her at first but as they bumped into each other more and more and learned more about each other and learned to trust one another, Dani was finally able to open up and let him into her heart. I honestly grew to love him. He's patient and reliable. And even after he found out about her background, he still stuck with her and loved her just for being her.
Overall, Stealing Heaven is an amazing novel about making the right decision despite everything.
Total: 43/50 = 86%