Stealing Gold, Leanna Kay’s debut young adult novel, touches on a teen’s most difficult choices and the repercussions that follow bad decisions. Lily McPherson doesn’t always choose wisely, but it her choices are honest and real especially when coupled with the consequences her actions bring. When the unexpected death of her father, her mother’s failing health, and the pressure to skate for Olympic gold overwhelm Lily, she decides to shoplift. Now that choice has jeopardized the only chance she may have to skate for gold and settle her family’s faltering finances.
Leanna Kay spins an enlightening tale of teen pressure and rash decisions that result in situations worse than the ones Lily McPherson began with. Stealing Gold is a delightful read that is sure to provoke many interesting dinnertime conversations.