Title: Defending Taylor
Author/s: Miranda Kenneally
Publication Date: July 05. 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Number of Pages: 304
“Captain of the soccer team, president of the Debate Club, contender for valedictorian: Taylor’s always pushed herself to be perfect. After all, that’s what is expected of a senator’s daughter. But one impulsive decision—one lie to cover for her boyfriend—and Taylor’s kicked out of private school. Everything she’s worked so hard for is gone, and now she’s starting over at Hundred Oaks High.
Soccer has always been Taylor’s escape from the pressures of school and family, but it’s hard to fit in and play on a team that used to be her rival. The only person who seems to understand all that she’s going through is her older brother’s best friend, Ezra. Taylor’s had a crush on him for as long as she can remember. But it’s hard to trust after having been betrayed. Will Taylor repeat her past mistakes or can she score a fresh start?”
** I want to thank NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for the review copy. **
The book tackled a lot of aspects in life, mainly:
-Drugs, sex, rebellion
-Family, attention, pride
-Figuring out what you really want, what makes you happy.
-Living in the shadows of the past.
-Working hard for your dreams.
-Not letting other people to have control over you, neither affect you.
What made me love the book most is the spirit of the main character. She excels academically, daughter of a rich man, everyone may think that she has a perfect life. but her life was just a living dream for her parents, to make them proud. Everything she do is to make her mom and dad proud. Now she’s struggling to be who she really is, and what she truly wants to be.
“It takes time to find out what you really want. What we want in life. And honestly, the hardest decision a student will ever have to go through is figuring out what they want.”
To be honest, the book wasn’t written that fantastic. The storyline was fine but the way it’s written is not what you’re going to expect from a well-known author.