Harper Teen, Paperback, 9780061122828, 307pp.
Publication Date: June 23, 2009
My name is Danielle. I'm eighteen. I've been stealing things for as long as I can remember.
Dani has been trained as a thief by the best there is--her mother. They never stay in one place long enough for Dani to have real connections, real friends--a real life.
But in the town of Heaven, everything changes. Suddenly, Dani must question where her loyalties lie: with the life she's always known--or the one she's always wanted.
“With characters ranging from the insincerely charming to the charmingly sincere, Stealing Heaven just may steal your heart.”
-A. M. Jenkins, author of Damage
“Scott tells a surprising story…Dani is a brave teen who can and does shape a strong future for herself. ”
“The fast-paced, conversational first-person narration makes for good escapist entertainment.”
“Dani, with her witty dialogue, gives a new perspective full of hope to YAs who feel trapped between family and friends.”
“This blend of old–fashioned love story with lively contemporary details will satisfy readers fond of a solid summer romance.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Deceptively touching…the twist of a family of thieves gives the story originality.”
-School Library Journal