Quick & Dirty Book Review: Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally



Title: Defending Taylor
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
# of Pages: 304
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: July 5th, 2016
Buy: Amazon | Chapters




Summary: (Goodreads)

There are no mistakes in love.

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?


Okay so I have to say I didn’t love this one as much as the others in the Hundred Oak Series. Don’t get me wrong it’s still a great story, It isn’t possible for Miranda Kenneally to write a bad one. I just couldn’t connect with the main characters as I have with her previous novels. In Catching Jordan I was absolutely in love with the characters, I was swept up into the Hundred Oaks world, that just didn’t happen with Defending Taylor. Usually I love the female main characters! I just couldn’t find Taylor relatable. The story line itself was enjoyable and I still read the entire story in one sitting!  I also loved the fact that we got to check in with some past characters!

Rating: 3/5

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