Unteachable

  • by Leah Raeder
  • Narrated by Grace Grant
  • 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An edgy, sexy USA Today best seller about falling for the one person you can't have.
Maise O'Malley just turned 18, but she's felt like a grown-up her entire life. The summer before senior year, she has plans: get into a great film school, convince her mom to go into rehab, and absolutely do not, under any circumstances, screw up her own future.
But life has a way of throwing her plans into free-fall.
When Maise meets Evan at a carnival one night, their chemistry is immediate, intense, and short-lived. Which is exactly how she likes it: no strings. But afterward, she can't get Evan out of her head. He's taught her that a hookup can be something more. It can be an unexpected connection with someone who truly understands her. Someone who sees beyond her bravado to the scared but strong girl inside.
That someone turns out to be her new film class teacher, Mr. Evan Wilke.
Maise and Evan resolve to keep their hands off each other, but the attraction is too much to bear. Together, they're real and genuine; apart, they're just actors playing their parts for everyone else. And their masks are slipping. People start to notice. Rumors fly. When the truth comes to light in a shocking way, they may learn they were just playing parts for each other, too.
Smart, sexy, and provocative, Unteachable is about what happens when a love story goes off-script.

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Should come with a caution - graphic content

I feel bad giving this book two stars because I didn't finish it, but I don't feel the description gave a good enough idea of the nature of the book.

I was expecting a young adult love story and instead got scenes of graphic sex linked with an almost non-existent story. Perhaps the story picks up later in the book (it looked like the moral of the story was headed towards: casual sex won't fill emotional holes), but it had already lost me.

Just be aware that although the protagonist is a high school senior, this book is much more New Adult than Young Adult. If you're buying it for the teen in your life, you may want to listen to a few chapters yourself first. It's not just that the sex (and language - F-bombs aplenty) is graphic, it's that it also occurs outside of any kind of emotional connection or context of love, emotional intimacy or commitment. I know that's the point, but still, this could be a harsh introduction to book sex for younger readers. Also, the teen girl has sex (not her word for it) with much older men. Again, I understand that's the story and the author isn't recommending this course of action, but I didn't have the stomach to read about what I consider abuse.

To each his own, just know what you're buying.
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- Elinor Dashwood

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-08-2014
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio