Õ Teach Me Kindle Ü

  Õ Teach Me Kindle Ü Teach Me invites readers inside an experience that fascinates everyone An affair between a teacher and student, and gives an up close and personal answer to the question How does this happen The hardcover edition of Teach Me was a Booksense FallKid s Pick, a TeenReads Best Book of , and a selection for theNYPL Books for the Teen Age Every once in awhile I allow myself the luxury of writing a short review This is one of those times.R.A Nelson s Teach Me starts out smarter than the YA level that it seems hellbent on lowering itself to Nelson does an excellent job at the outset capturing the mindset of a nerdy, gawky high school girl who has fallen in love with her English teacher The book seems credible up to and slightly beyond the point where the affair is consummated but then becomes annoying in the second half as Caro Every once in awhile I allow myself the luxury of writing a short review This is one of those times.R.A Nelson s Teach Me starts out smarter than the YA level that it seems hellbent on lowering itself to Nelson does an excellent job at the outset capturing the mindset of a nerdy, gawky high school girl who has fallen in love with her English teacher The book seems credible up to and slightly beyond the point where the affair is consummated but then becomes annoying in the second half as Carolina s desperation for some kind of closure leads to increasingly outlandish situations Nelson allows the protagonist the conceit of the asexual wisecracking eunuch male best friend sidekick, Schuyler, yes, as in Skyler might as well have named him Percy Peabody or something of the type who only exists in fiction and who I suppose is meant to prove that young boys can be good eggs, but which merely turns Schuyler into a bit of an insulting cipher Nelson s unfortunate way with names extends to the name of the teacher Mr Mann Yeah.R.A Nelson, by the way, is a dude, which R.A and the publisher seem to go to great lengths to obfuscate via the virtually non existent author bio and lacking photo Maybe they thought it would hurt credibility sales 2016 note I read this in 2011, and five years later actually have zero recollection of anything about it no memories, no images, no impressions, no feelings whatsoever that have lingered kr ky, with very slight fixing in 2016 Wow What an intense story Certainly one of the most memorable YA novels I ve read lately And kudos to R.A Nelson for channeling a high school girl so well Have I not checked out the author s website, I would have never guessed the book was written by a man Teach Me is a story of a love affair between a high school senior Carolina Nine and her poetry teacher Mr Mann Carolina is an excellent students who plans to study astronomy in college She adds poetry to her science heavy schedule Wow What an intense story Certainly one of the most memorable YA novels I ve read lately And kudos to R.A Nelson for channeling a high school girl so well Have I not checked out the author s website, I would have never guessed the book was written by a man Teach Me is a story of a love affair between a high school senior Carolina Nine and her poetry teacher Mr Mann Carolina is an excellent students who plans to study astronomy in college She adds poetry to her science heavy schedule to broaden her horizons The moment Nine sees her new poetry teacher Mr Mann she is completely taken by his wit and good looks Her crush is encouraged by the teacher and soon their relationship becomes romantic and sexual once Carolina turns 18 The taboo affair develops steadily, the couple start talking about their plans for future and then suddenly Mr Mann breaks up with Nine with no explanation and within days marries another woman Carolina totally looses her head, she is in rage and thirsts not only for an explanation, but for revengeThis is an extremely emotional story It is excruciatingly painful to follow Carolina through her crush and obsession, her happiness and heartbreak, her rage and despair Nelson is masterful in portraying feelings of a teenage girl consumed by her first love The weakest or maybe the strongest aspect of the book is its moral ambiguity I started reading the book fully prepared to hate the teacher, to view him as predator and abuser But it doesn t quite work out this way The character of Mr Mann is gray, he is portrayed as neither villain nor a good guy This student teacher relationship is complex and not easily categorized I found myself confused and unsure what is right or wrong and slightly ashamed of being so ready to label an affair between Nine and Mr Mann criminal, when I am totally fine with similar relationships portrayed in aromantic way by various YA paranormal romances The relationship between Nine and Richard Mr Mann is complicated I am still thinking about it I am confused, I am uncomfortable after reading Teach Me, and this is a sign of a good book for me However I suspect many readers will find the moral ambiguity of this story off putting What happens when a teacher ends a love affair with his student She goes batshit crazy But not in a way that s at all interesting or entertaining or even particularly sympathetic. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I m sorry, I try to avoid saying it when I can, but this book was terrible Completely disappointing because at the beginning I thought it had a lot of potential, but it was completely rushed and unbelievable and at the end, completely crazy.Points of interest 1 The writing style from the beginning was odd It felt very unfinished and even frantic, when what we needed was some sort of clarity I m not sure it was smart to start in the middle of the affair and not explain anything until later.2 I m sorry, I try to avoid saying it when I can, but this book was terrible Completely disappointing because at the beginning I thought it had a lot of potential, but it was completely rushed and unbelievable and at the end, completely crazy.Points of interest 1 The writing style from the beginning was odd It felt very unfinished and even frantic, when what we needed was some sort of clarity I m not sure it was smart to start in the middle of the affair and not explain anything until later.2 I did not like that his name was Mr Mann I m not sure what she was trying to say about men with that name I also thought Carolina s nickname, Nine, wasdistracting than helpful to understanding her character Though I did like how she felt like she was just a number to him.3 Why was the whole thing with Alicia treated like such a mystery and almost like it was something horribly bizarre I pretty much figured she was pregnant but the way they were going on about it I thought there must be something else.4 The last half of the book is completely absurd I almost thought maybe it was supposed to be satire except we really had no warning of that I thought it was supposed to be serious and clearly the publisher thought that too did they even read this before they decided to publish it.5 The paintball pistol OMG shocker scene Seriously, WTF That was cheap I don t mind that Carolina was trying to shock the people at the poetry reading, but the fact that Nelson was clearly trying to shock the reader That was just bad.6 Carolina was completely off her rocker Now, I don t have a problem with crazy characters in fact, I like them But her insanity seemed to come from nowhere And sometimes she really acted 12 instead of 17 18.7 I didn t believe her relationship with Mr Mann either, especially at the beginning The pacing was way off Even if in real life it was that fast, we need to believe that I didn t I kept wondering why they were together, and all Mr Mann kept saying was, I ve never done this before, but you re just so different Which told me nothing Also the details were kind of fuzzy at the beginning I couldn t really tell if they were sleeping together or not, but then on her 18th birthday it was clearly their first time together and from what I understood of Carolina she was a virgin before but they didn t linger in that moment at all, and Nelson treated it like it was no big deal This was handled even worse here than in How It s Done.8 I don t even remember the ending any but I think it was abrupt.9 I did kind of like Schuyler He was the best part I think some of his scenes near the end with Carolina were bravely written and emotionally honest, and I like that But at the same time they didn t completely work in the context of the story in my opinion.10 The person who designed the book did not give enough thought to the subheadings The font was too light and hard to read, and because they were right justified I just ignored them and never read them.Grade C I just want to comment that I am not one of those people who thinks student teacher relationships are wrong or disturbing That is unless the student is a minor obviously or if the student is, at that time, in the teacher s class mostly because it s unfair to those students who are not sleeping with the teacher I just wish someone would write a straight up serious story with such a relationship that isn t borderline ridiculous I love Blue Angel, but that one is clearly a satire and the rest have been either unbelievable or presented as a message story, in my opinion

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