1.28.2015

finished reading...

I liked that this book takes a realistic look at education today--how policies are followed, even when teachers know there are other ways of achieving results and the frustration that goes along with that. I liked the "meet cute" of the romance. I liked how the main character was fleshed out. But I didn't like the secondary characters, they were too cliche. And I was slightly disappointed in the Happily Ever After. I guess because the portrayal of the classroom was so spot-on, I expected a more realistic storyline.

From the Publisher:
For every woman who wonders if she chose the right career...

Carolyn Jenkins strives for two things--to be the greatest teacher ever and to find true love. She's as skilled at both as an infant trying to eat with a fork. Carolyn's suburban upbringing and genuine compassion for people who don't fit effortlessly into society are no match for weapon-wielding, struggling students, drug-using colleagues, and a wicked principal.

Meanwhile, her budding relationship with a mystery man is thwarted by his gaggle of eccentric sisters. Carolyn depends on her friends to get her through the hard times, but with poverty-stricken children at her feet and a wealthy man at her side, she must define who she is. The reality of life after college can be daunting, the road to full-fledged adulthood long and unscripted. Can Carolyn take control and craft the existence she always wanted?

2 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

A very nice review!

Terri D said...

Thank you! I enjoyed the comprehensive review. I will watch for this one to download through Kindle.