Risking It All: My Student, My Lover, My Story
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Risking It All: My Student, My Lover, My Story

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In the spring of 2000, Heather Ingram, a 30-year-old high school teacher in a small town on the coast of British Columbia, was convicted of the sexual exploitation of a minor for having an affair with a 17-year-old student. Why would a highly respected and accomplished teacher take such a risk?

Ingram was one of the most popular and highly regarded teachers at Chatelech Sec...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 28th 2003 by Greystone Books (first published February 9th 2003)
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Eh. I went into this hoping for some insight in her decision and the reasons why she decided to cross the line and develop a sexual relationship with her student. She was unhappy in her long term relationship with her boyfriend and then proceeded to cheat on him with someone who showed her some attention. She admits that really, she had nothing in common with her student except for a sexual attraction. She also makes some choices that were even more questionable, resulting in her losing almost e...more
If you are a teacher, you should read this book.

If you have ever fallen for someone much younger, or thought you could, you should read this book.

If you've ever cheated on your significant other, or only thought of it, you should read this book.

"Death is just around the corner, he whispers, but not morbidly. In my dream this statement sounds like an invitation... Come with me, come experience, come live. Don't wait - it could be gone before you know it."

When I started reading this book, I didn...more
Wanted more insight on why this happens! Big disappointment! Though she tries to deliver an honest account of her life, it doesn't seem plausible! I got out of this that she has a hot looking kid in her class that paid her attention while she was second guessing her own adult relationship with her boyfriend. She cheats on and finally dumps boyfriend but why!!! So disappointing that she seemed to know she could lose her job but not realize so inappropriate on many levels! Uhmm teacher/student rel...more
This was an interesting story. To me it highlights the complexities that can exist in any relation, and which are exacerbated in a relationship not only between a teacher and a student but a 29 year old and a 17 yo.
Ingram isn't the best writer, but her memoir makes up for her lack of fluidity with its insightfulness. I was torn between disgust for her actions and empathy. A controversial book. Recommended.
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