“ Before I rant about this book, I will make a comment that the title really stood out to everybody. Both positively and negatively. Positively because you want to know what happens, what it's about; but negatively because if you're an adult or a parent, you assume to many things and won't want to read the book.
Also, the book does have some mildly graphic parts and does contain mild language. But it's because of certain sex scenes that I warn you. Younger readers (11-14) may be scarred/disturbed/confused/disgusted. I feel it is a book for older readers also because of the general topic: statutory rape, or in other words, an adult being with a minor.The book focuses on something that is mentioned but not really talked about, and goes beyond the borders, beyond some comfort zones. But because it is REALISTIC, I feel that is a-okay.
Now, of course, some people may not be comfortable reading this book and that's completely fine. So this is my way of warning you of the mildly graphic scenes.
I loved this book! Oh my god, it was amazing. Absolutely EVERYTHING about this book rocked. The characters, the plot, the detail, the way it was written!
I mean, the plot itself has a unique twist on it. A *female* teacher and *male student*, not the other way around. That makes it very interesting. Very.
Second, the way the author intertwined present scenes with the past was awesome. I like how he made whole different sections just for flashbacks. Plus, the reader got to know all the details. We deserve to know as much as the characters. And we got to!
Finally, the character development. Josh grew up so much. And that moment at the end. And then what was it, the past trial he described? I seriously wanted to cry at one part because it was so sad. Poor kid. I mean, Josh is a REAL kid to me. He's so real...so true.
There is just one sentence that I didn't understand but honestly, that's my ONLY complaint and I can live with it. :)
I honestly might make this my new favorite book. Okay, by a male author-I just love Hate List too much. But seriously. READ THE BOOK. IT IS INCREDIBLE.”