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Everyone thinks Luna Harvey is a good girl, but she has a dark secret. She’s a kleptomaniac. For years, Luna has managed to keep her secret from everyone, until one day she slips up and almost gets caught. Fortunately, Grey Sawyer steps in and saves her from getting into trouble.
Grey Sawyer is one of the most popular guys in school and hasn’t always been nice to Luna. While she’s grateful he helped her out, Luna worries he’ll tell everyone her secret and her good girl reputation will be ruined.
Grey understands Luna’s situation more than she realizes, though, because he has a secret of his own. One he desperately wants to tell Luna. But with their rocky past, he knows he’ll have to get her to trust him first and show Luna he’s not the guy he used to be.
Title: Confessions of a Kleptomaniac
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Series (Rebels & Misfits #1)
Rating: ★★★★ Stars
This is my 4 star review for Confessions of a Kleptomaniac by Jessica Sorensen. This is a book that older teens or young adults can read and truly enjoy. It's a standalone that's told by a dual POV.
There are different kinds of abuse. Verbal and emotional abuse is the kind that the outside world doesn't see. But it is present none the less. It happens more frequently than we know.
Luna is an 18 year old who suffers from it and from the people who are supposed to be protecting her. She tries to cope by stealing things, it gives her a form of control over the abuse. She wants to please everyone around her. She has good friends to help her but are ignorant to her stealing. Then Grey catches doing it. They form a bond.
Grey is living a lie. But he soon realizes that what used to be important to him it is not anymore. He was a self-centred bully. Luna was at the receiving end of some of it. But then tragedy struck and he had to grow up.
Grey and Luna are thrown together by circumstances and they bond. Each will help each other deal with their emotional issues. Luna feels safe with Grey and she can confine in him.
It's a tale of a girl being emotionally damaged. A boy dealing with losses. It's heartbreaking to read about something that is all too real. It's well written, low key with some high school drama. Well paced.
I like that the author did not focus and put too much emphasis on the stealing. She concentrated on the emotional aspect of the story. Jessica creates characters that draws me in the story. She can put herself into the role and mind of a troubled teen that she recreates and shapes into great characters. She had some great secondary characters too.
If I were a teenager reading this book, I would devour it. I would let my teenagers read it. It's not too much and just the right amount of teen drama. I would recommend this book.
Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.