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Friday, July 15, 2011

Review: Stealing Bases

Title: Stealing Bases
Series: Pretty Tough # 4
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Keri Mikulski
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: July 7, 2011
Book: Finished copy sent by author

"Reformed mean girl Kylie Collins desperately wants to put the craziness of basketball season behind her. (And with it, her cheater ex, Zachary Murphy.) Maybe she'll finally be able to silence her snarky streak and concentrate on her lifelong dream - being recruited for Division One softball.

But when Kylie arrives at her first softball practice of the season, she comes face-to-face with her worst nightmare: Amber McDonald, the best pitcher in the state.

Now, Kylie's forced to warm the bench as Amber wows crowds again and again. With all the drama happening out on the softball diamond, Kylie finds herself drawn back to bad habits-sabotaging people and hanging out with a certain Zachary Murphy. . ."

I just love this sports stories!! I really enjoyed this one cause it wasn't what I expected. Instead it throws several curve balls at me that I was dodging left and right. I really enjoyed the author, Ms. Mikulski shedding some light on Kylie, a character I read about in Head Games.

One thing I enjoyed in this book is the main character, Kylie. I really like it when I read about a characters in one book then that character gets their own book. I loved getting to know Kylie and finally seeing things from her point of view. Kylie is not at all what I was expecting. In the last book Kylie was fierce and mean. But I like that the reader saw Kylie for who she really is. She is so much more than an athlete.

The plot of this book has very simple elements, it is all it needs to be great! There is so much drama, family problems, boyfriend problems, that it keeps you entertain all the way till the very last page. What I especially loved about this book was that there was no love interest. Just Kylie finding herself and finally letting go. Sometimes we hold on to things for too hold without knowing what it is doing it us. Kylie has to recognize that in order for her to move on, to live a better free life, she had to let some things go. I just love it when a characters see's the light and come into who she is meant to be...just Kylie.

Once again, Ms. Mikulski just a fantastic job on writing this series. I enjoyed reading each one and enjoy getting in the feel of the characters. I love learning about sport and the passion the characters have for it. I can't wait to read the next book. This is a series I hooked on and can't get enough of!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. So this is a series? Hmm.. Hadn't heard of it before. Sounds great.

    I haven't read many sports stories, so I need to add this one to my list, especially since it seems like Kylie did a lot of personal growth.

  2. Oh I love a character with growth and looks like is more like real life characters. Oh thanks for the review. It has put this on my radar!!

  3. This is one I've never heard about, so that's always fun! I like the sound of it...and it sounds like it has depth! Great review, Savy :)

  4. I am not big into sports, but this one sounds cute. Nice review.

  5. @Missie, yeah I love this series. Always about real life stuff!

    @Melissa, character growth is important to me.

    @Melissaswims, yup real in depth, you'll love it.

    @WMelina, I'm not big in sport play sports. I rather watch, but this series gives a great insight in sport and their passion for it


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