Title: Stealing Home
Author: Becky Wallace
Publication: July 9, 2019
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Genre: YA Fiction, Romance
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
Fight for your dreams, even if it means breaking a few rules.
Seventeen-year-old Ryan Russell has life perfectly planned. If she keeps up her hard work, one day she’ll take over the family business: owning the Buckley Beavers, a minor league baseball team, and become one of the only female General Managers in the sport.
But when the newest member of the Beavers, child-phenom Sawyer Campbell, shows up, Ryan’s carefully laid plans are thrown a major curveball. Sawyer is far more charming than the arrogant jocks she usually manages, his ambition rivals her own workaholic nature—and he’s completely out of bounds. Fraternizing is against every rule in the Beaver’s handbook.
Then Ryan’s divorced parents butt heads over the future of the Beavers, and her mom plans to sell her shares to a business group known for relocating teams. If this happens, Ryan’s dreams of becoming GM disappear. In a bid to save her future, she partners with Sawyer to use his star power to draw in sponsors who will keep the team in Buckley. But the more time she spends with him, the more impossible it becomes to play by the Beaver’s rules, and she can’t afford a strikeout on the path to her dreams.
Full count with two outs, Ryan’s one pitch away from losing the whole ball game.
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
I’m not usually one to read sports books unless it’s football related. Not discriminating, but I know nothing about most other sports. But Stealing Home sounded like a feel good story that would be a great leisure summer read and I was not disappointed.
Stealing Home made me feel good. That’s the best way to describe it. There was a lot going on, but it all tied togther smoothly. The characters, while I don’t know baseball players really, made me feel like I knew them personally or that I could know them in my own life. They were believable and their situations were real. I loved Ryan. I thought he was a fantastic main character and is so relatable to so many people with his life in shambles while he’s reaching for dreams.
While I don’t know much about baseball, I feel like I learned a little bit, but more importantly I don’t feel like I had to know about baseball in order to enjoy this book.
Overall I think Stealing Home is aimed more towards teens or young adults, but anyone can enjoy it for a good feeling read with a lot of great characters.
STAR RATING: 4/5
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