09 September 2013

The Whole Golden World; Kristina Riggle

The Whole Golden WorldThe Whole Golden World by Kristina Riggle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was just whelmed by this book, the story of what happens when a wise-beyond-her-years 17-year-old has an affair with her 29-year-old calculus teacher. The plot wasn't surprising: every thing you expected to happen did happen, and even the psychological exploration of why (on either side). Sadly the characters were also unsurprising, all of them hitting the right notes at the right times, moving through shock, anger, denial, bargaining, love, hate, etc. with relative ease. Which is too bad, because had the author been more daring this could have been a really great book.

ARC provided by publisher.

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