Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Unteachable by Leah Raeder
I met him at a carnival, of all corny places. The summer I turned eighteen, in that chaos of neon lights and cheap thrills, I met a man so sweet, so beautiful, he seemed to come from another world. We had one night: intense, scary, real. Then I ran, like I always do. Because I didn’t want to be abandoned again.
But I couldn’t run far enough.
I knew him as Evan that night. When I walked into his classroom, he became Mr. Wilke.
I don’t know if what we’re doing is wrong. The rules say one thing; my heart says screw the rules. I can’t let him lose his job. And I can’t lose him.
In the movies, this would have a happy ending. I grow up. I love, I lose, I learn. And I move on. But this is life, and there’s no script. You make it up as you go along.
And you don’t pray for a happy ending. You pray for it to never end.
Rate & take
Heat Index 3 ☼☼☼
The writing in this flowed so well and the main character Maise was written in a way that made her feel so real. The author also manged to take the creep factor out of the student teacher pairing and instead exposed the relationship from the perspective of many other characters. Make no mistake this isn't the usual fluffy romances I read, this is several steps beyond and well worth the read.