Stealing Heaven

Stealing Heaven

Book - 2008
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Eighteen-year-old Dani grows weary of her life as a thief when she and her mother move to a town where Dani feels like she can put down roots.
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061122811
0061122815
9780061122804
0061122807
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 19 cm

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nice_235 Feb 12, 2013

loved this book! Always keeping you interested and entertained.

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greentiger1016
Aug 20, 2012

I loved this book! It had an interesting story and it wrapped up beautifully. Kind of wish there is a sequel though but this is a amazing book by a great author.

JasmineAurora Jul 20, 2012

Such an interesting story by such a great author. It had a little bit of everything. I loved it!

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beckyhill
Jun 21, 2012

This is such an original plot it was hard not to love it! Dani almost seems to be the "bad guy" since she's a thief, but Scott's writing makes readers love her anyway, and there's just the right amount of romance in it too. I loved this book!

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KadenceB
May 30, 2011

This was a really good read- it wasn't at all like your run-of-the-mill ordinary teen girl book, which made it very interesting and different (but in a VERY good way). I'd recommend reading this, for sure!

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princess555
Mar 22, 2011

pretty good, i say.

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renheart115
Mar 13, 2011

I've been watching Leverage lately. And Parker is my favourite character, and so I kind of picked up this book thinking of her. I've always been sort of fascinated by the idea of stealing-not that I would ever want to do it-but reading about their lives in THEIR point of view is always fun.

Throw in a little romance along the way, and you have your self an enjoyable read.
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I would, however, have wanted more Greg/Dani scenes. :) But like her other stories, Elizabeth Scott hasn't failed to impress me yet.

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KKPGIRL
Jan 27, 2011

Good book. It took me awhile to get into the storyline because it started out slow, but it did get better.

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E_Kazan
Jul 21, 2010

This book was interessting. It's about a girl (Danielle) who lives on stealing. One who has to move from town to town, who never had any friends. Then she meets a guy, a cute guy and it turns out he's a cop. Even when she's caught, in the police station he doesn't give up on her. It was so sweet! I loved how she could finally live the life she's always wanted. :)

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apple97pie
Jul 20, 2010

i love scotts books and this one was one of my favourite. i loved the plot and the characters and glad that her desision was a good one and she didint chose the path of stealing instead.

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E_Kazan
Jul 21, 2010

E_Kazan thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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princess555
Mar 22, 2011

Danielle, 18, has been a thief all her life. Moving from town to town, she and her mom stay around only long enough to canvas the rich and steal their silver. When she was 15, they moved on at Danielle's request, after she had sex for "the first and only time" with her mother's 20-year-old boyfriend. It's a lifestyle the teen is used to, but she's beginning to long for something more. She wants roots, friends, and a place to call home. When they hit the small resort town of Heaven, Danielle knows the routine. Her mom will chat up the men for information and she, now using the name Sydney, is supposed to do the same with her peers. Only something goes wrong, and "Sydney" begins to make friends with the mark, flirt with a local cop, and generally do everything her mom's always told her to avoid. And when it's time for the heist, Danielle is no longer sure she can follow her mom's demands. This story is deceptively touching. Danielle and her mother are both fully developed, as are the secondary characters of Allison (the friend) and Greg (the young cop). The overriding theme of living up to a parent's expectations instead of following your own path is universal, but the twist of a family of thieves gives the story originality.—Heather E. Miller

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E_Kazan
Jul 21, 2010

My mother taught me to belive in silver, to believe in things, but I think it's more important to believe in me.

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