Monday, September 16, 2013

Review: Teach Me

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Teach MeTeach Me by R.A. Nelson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It probably seems grossly inappropriate to admit to this going into a review of this book, but I need to get it off my chest: I am a huge fan of Pretty Maids All in a Row, a movie featuring a guidance counselor who is getting overly friendly with the cheer leaders. So, Teach Me appealed to my love of dark humor and naughty educators.

In case you have doubts in your mind about the story line, Teach Me is about a 17-year old high school senior, Carolina aka "Nine" who falls in love with her English teacher. The twisted part: he falls for her too, or at least has an affair with her (eeeeew!) The really twisted part: he dumps her and gets married.
During and after her teacher's marriage, Nine proceeds on a rampage a la Glen Close in Fatal Attraction sans boiled bunnies.
At times, the novel got a bit melodramatic. How many times can you hear a character say, "How could he do this to me? Why did he do this to me? It's so wrong. It's so unfair." Most of the time though, I really enjoyed R.A. Nelson's twisted sense of humor. If you're looking for some naughty dark humor, this is definitely one for you.

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