Stealing Heaven

Stealing Heaven

by Elizabeth Scott
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readtolive_livetoread More than 1 year ago
This story was amazing in every sense and Elizabeth Scott has out done herself yet again. I'm really not sure how it's possible, but her novels just get better and better as they come out! This is by far my favorite of her novels, though they are all excellent. The story was completely original and was beautifully written. There were no hitches between paragraphs where I felt myself wondering what was going on, everything just flowed. Danielle's character was also one of a kind. She had so many emotions that she thrust upon the reader that I truly felt like she was telling me her story I wasn't just reading it. Also Elizabeth Scott has once again shared an important lesson, not accepting the life your parents had as your own, and made it clear to the readers in a fun way. I was really intrigued to read about how Danielle struggled deciding what kind of life she wanted to live, not just the life she was always used to. I think this is definitely a prominent issue with teens today and like I said before, Elizabeth made thinking about the importance of this decision very real and significant. I absolutely cannot wait to read more by Elizabeth Scott as she is truly a gifted, wonderful, and fabulous author.
xalovestoryx More than 1 year ago
A truly enjoyable, gripping novel. I loved it, and I think teens all around can gobble this one up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I had heard tons of good things about it, and it definitely did not disappoint. I think that Elizabeth Scott's novels just keep getting better and better. I've read all of them so far I think and I've liked all of them a ton so I'm really glad that Stealing Heaven was able to keep up that good-ness streak for me. I really liked how all of the characters were really in depth and relatable. The story put a girl whom we could all think of ourselves as being into a situation that none of us could imagine being in. I think the author portrayed the most normal and sincere teen girl in a beautiful way. You could see all the things that she was feeling and going through as she was put into many different situations. I also adored the character of Greg. Seriously though, what's with all of the perfect and utterly unreal guy characters?! It just makes me ache whenever I read about these flawless guys, the likes of which I believe do not exist in the real world. Even though Greg's character was realisticly unattainable, you can't help but love guys like him anyways. I think the thing I liked the best about the book though was the whole flow of the writing. Nothing was rushed and the story moved at a perfect pace. I loved being able to read about the events through Dani's eyes and I think that if the book hadn't been narrated by her it wouldn't have been as good just because she had such a fluid and relatable voice. I think the only teeny thing that bothered me was that in the end, the issue that Dani and Allison had with each other wasn't wrapped up like I would have liked it to have been. Other than that, Stealing Heaven was perfect from the beginning sentences to the adorable ending. It's a perfect summer read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book to read if you want something quick. Author also has other good books too.
MusiHolic More than 1 year ago
This book is about a girl who was raised by a thief. She moves to a town with her mother for their next big "Job" but finds staying anonymous fairly difficult in the new town. Especially when one of the very small town's police officers shows an interest for her. So much for the low profile. I loved Stealing Heaven. It had a wonderful writing style, a character that everyone will love, chalked full of laughs as well as being thought prevoking... A must read
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Dani goes by many names. Her name changes depending on where she and her mother have moved for their next job. Dani and her mother are thieves. Her father is no longer in the picture. He was caught during a robbery and was sent to prison when Dani was younger. Once he was paroled, he faded from their lives. Now Dani and her mother travel all around the country planning their next big job.

Since she was little, Dani's mother has always taught her to believe in silver and things she can hold and sell. But now, at eighteen, they have moved to Heaven, a coastal town. Her mom has her sights set on the huge mansions along the beach. Dani's thoughts are changing toward the future. She keeps having thoughts about what it would be like if they settled down and she could be normal.

While scouting the area for her mother, Dani meets Allison and Greg. Allison turns out to be the daughter of the house her mother has decided to hit. Allison accepts her, no questions asked. Greg turns out to be intrigued by Dani. He's also a cop. Greg is the worst possible type of guy for a girl in her position to be interested in. Yet Greg keeps turning up, and for the first time in her life, Dani finds herself telling him the truth about things. She even goes so far as to tell him her real name. Allison knows her as Sydney, but Greg has met the real Dani.

Complications arise in Heaven for Dani and her mother, and the story comes to a satisfying conclusion for the reader. Dani is torn between what she wants to do and what she's obligated to do for her mother. Dani struggles with doubts of her mother's love, as well as her attraction to Greg. She wants desperately to fit in and finally make friends, but the life she's always lived keeps getting in the way.

STEALING HEAVEN is the second book I've been fortunate enough to read by Ms. Scott. And I have to admit that I loved this one even more than PERFECT YOU. Of course, now I must go back and read BLOOM, and wait eagerly for her future release, LIVING DEAD GIRL. Ms. Scott was an unknown author for the Class of 2007. Well, I'm pleased to say I believe she will be around for many years. Her stories keep evolving and her audience will surely grow along with her increasing library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is AMAZING! I would totally rec-amend  this book to a friend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Danielle has been stealing things for as long as she can remember. She travels from town to town with her mother, robbing the rich of their valuable silver. That's how she ends up in Heaven, a beautiful beach town where many rich people vacation. But there's something different about this city. Danielle can't seem to keep a low profile. She becomes friendly with a talkative girl named Allison and starts falling for a cute guy named Greg. But the job isn't as easy as all the other jobs Danielle has done. She has to steal silver from the Donaldson's, but that would mean stealing from Allison, the first person Danielle has ever called a friend. And Greg turns out to be a cop. Danielle is torn between her loyalty for her mother and her yearning for a normal life. Stealing Heaven was an amazingly well-written novel. I got the sense that I really got to know all the main characters, and I felt a connection to Danielle, even though Thievery is not my life. But there is some much more to Dani than just being a thief. She is clever, careful, and above all things loyal. She often sacrifices for her mom, and although her loyalty to her mother sometimes gets in the way, I loved how at the end, Dani finally gets what she wants. I loved how the ending was neatly wrapped up and made me feel hopeful. I also like how most elements of this book can be applied to anyone who feels out of the ordinary sometimes. I can honestly say that I fell in love with this book. I definitely look forward to reading more of Elizabeth Scott's novels, and I highly recommend buying this novel.
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It was a good book. I enjoyed it!
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Really cute book. I would totally recommend this to a friend.
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This book was an okay book... it was overall entertaining but it was slow and repetive and boring at some parts. The character frustrated me at times because even though the answers to her problems were obvious, she just couldn't figure out a soloution. It was a good book but its not the kind you want to read over and over again like other books.
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I loved this book! The only problem i have is that dani doesnt tell greg wgere she is at yhe end when she writes the post card with the hospital name and her name i feel lik its for greg but it never really says they talk again.