My name's Danielle. I'm eighteen. I've been stealing things for as long as I can remember.
I received Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott from a giveaway hosted by Liv's Book Reviews. It's a nice autographed hadcover copy, with a very colourful book jacket.
Danielle is an eighteen-year-old girl who has been a thief all her life. Together with her mother, they target rich homes and rob them of their silverware for a living. They never stay in one place enough to make connections - to make friends and have a real life.
In the beach town of Heaven, however, things start to change. Danielle makes som friends, and even meets a guy - Greg, a cop. But these peopel can never know the real Danielle, because of who she is. Where in the end, do Danielle's loyalies lie? With the life she's ever known, or with that she's ever wanted?
This was a nice book, although I found it very much surreal, especially where Danielle explains how her mother never sent her to school, because they were never long enough in one place for her to go there. But maybe this is less unreal in the USA, where many kids are homeschooled, than in Italy, where nobody is. Anyway, Danielle's reflections about her life as a thief and her desire to have friends felt very real to me. A good book, all in all.