Friday, March 14, 2014

REVIEW: Always You

Title: Always You 
Author: Missy Johnson 
Synopsis: I was thrilled when I was offered a graduate teaching position at the prestigious Tennerson Girls Academy. At twenty-three, this would be my first ‘real’ teaching assignment. Working at the elite boarding school, home to the daughters of some of the wealthiest people in the world, was a great opportunity that I would’ve been stupid to pass up. One week into my new job, and I suddenly had no idea why I chose high school…I was a seventeen year old boy once, I knew how teenage girls behaved. You can’t even imagine the hell of trying to teach thirty, hormonal driven seventeen year olds who have been cooped up, away from any male contact. I could handle the whispers every time I entered the room. I could even handle the obvious attempts at gaining my attention. What I couldn’t handle was her… Rich bitches and way too many rules. Was it any wonder that I hated school? Add to that the lack of male contact, and I was going insane. Like literally. I wasn’t used to this. A year ago I was normal. I had a boyfriend, friends and a loving family. There is nothing normal about me anymore, and nobody here lets me forget that. My name is Wrenn, and I’m only here because my aunt took me in after what happened, but my aunt also happens to be the headmistress of this academy…Can you see my problem? I’m hated for my lack of money, and I’m hated for who my Aunt is. Then he arrived. Dalton Reed. My new history teacher. Slowly, he helped me see that even in the worst situations, there is always hope.

My Review:

I really liked the beginning, it was very sweet and I was eager to read where it was heading. The book has a dual point of view. I usually don´t mind reading about teacher/student, but it was kind of unbelievable having such a young teacher in a girl boarding school.

I liked Wren till she started being a selfish child, she has a lot of potential but I really didn´t understand why they couldn´t wait to be together, if you tell me they had to wait a year... ok, but it was just around 8 weeks, I mean you are just out of college and you want to throw everyhing out for a chick you just met? Not my style at all. Dalton´s possible illness brings something very interesting into the story, I have to say I even cry in some parts.

Through the whole book I was expecting to read the moment when they realize they have already met each other, but I was completely let down. I mean I was expecting that scene since the beginning and it was simple and it didn´t bring the feelings I was expecting.

I enjoyed reading it, I liked reading the alternating point of view of the characters but I think that the fact that such a wonderful beginning and end of story were possible but at the same time the whole development of the story was just OK, didn´t made up for the flatness of what was in the middle, because the whole time I was expecting something more, more feelings, more drama.

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