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Perception: A German Love Story

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  72 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Marcel Ritter is an excellent pupil at a German school, has two loyal, best friends, and caring parents.
Still, his life is far from being perfect.
He is the bullying victim of Tim ‘Dumb’ Eschner, soccer hunk and the school’s official dimwit.
When the vice principal witnesses one of Tim’s assaults, Marcel’s problems seem to be solved at last. But his good nature and his fast
Kindle Edition, 281 pages
Published April 30th 2012 by Mario K. Lipinski

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4.5 stars. Written in English by a German. Written in a Germanic matter of fact way. A typical jock and nerd story yet it was different in a unique way. The jock is not dumb, he just learns differently than most. The nerd is not a total geek. There are friends, parents, other students and teachers in this story. All are there for a good reason. Well done work. Kept me very interested and I cared about the guys.
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Jane Stewart
2 ½ to 3 stars. Overly sweet love story between two high school boys. Too wishful-thinking-perfect-world for me.

Characters are in the final year of high school. Marcel is the top student, openly but quietly gay. Tim is the worst student and kids call him “Dumb.” Nicholas tells Tim that Marcel is making fun of Tim. As a result, Tim punches Marcel. The vice principal sees this and threatens to expel Tim if it happens again or if his grades don’t improve. Because Marcel is willing, the
Reviewed by Stacey Jo: This is your typical geek and jock love story.Marcel Ritter is a very smart student at a German school—the Geek. Tim Eschner,a soccer hunk and known around the school as “Dumb”—is the Jock. Of course, Tim beats up on Marcel and one of these times he does it in front of the Vice Principal. Because of the incident, the Vice Principal forces Marcel to tutor Tim, who is on the verge of flunking out of school. Neither one is thrilled about this, and although Marcel tries hard, ...more
Elisa Rolle
This was quite interesting story, especially since it was set for once in an European country, German, and not the US. Interesting since, you realize that being young is the same, whatever you are in a big US city or a small European town.

I liked the story because it was sweet and simple, and very, very romantic. Marcel and Tim are in school together, but they are on the opposite side of it: Marcel from an ordinary family, living in a complex building, he has only his brain as support for a bett
This fairly long M/M romance reminds me irresitibly of a gay mystery I have read some time ago, "The Math Teacher is Dead" by Robert Manners, available here on Am. as well for a reason I am going to explain soon.

Set in a small German town it depicts a simple but charming love story that develops between the nerd/victim and the jock/bully of the school: forced to get to know each other by chance, they learn first to trust and then to love each other, overcoming the everyday -but oh-so-very-real-
May 22, 2012 Anke marked it as dnf
Ok. I'm at about 3% and now I quit. The blurb was really promising and I was so looking forward to reading this book. Perhaps my problem is that I have read quite some books about highschool-kids or that I have 3 kids attending the German school system, my youngest is right now finishing his exams. So, whatever - I think the storyline with a German vice principal suggesting tutoring between two students is rather unbelievable. Yes, this is fiction, but nevertheless I think the main parameters sh ...more
Maggie Simms
3.5 stars

Jock and Geek stories are one of my favorite tropes. This story was light and sweet. Even though it starts a a bully/victim story it is handled lightly and quickly. Both Marcel and Tim are likable characters. Their love story was endearing, a bit sappy at times but still very nice.

I liked the parents. I'm tired of overly homophobic parents so a set of modern, understanding parents is nice.

The sex scenes between these two were nicely done and slow-built. I would say this is for mature Y
I read this book whilst cruising around New Zealand with my family. Upon reading the first few pages I was hooked. Much to my parents dismay, I ended up finding a nice quiet spot at the back of the ship and didn't return until hours later when I had finished the book... I found it truly impossible to put down.

If I had to offer any criticism at all, I guess parts of the story were a little unrealistic and would not be likely to happen in reality. However, at the end of the day it's a work of fict
Edina Rose
2.5 stars

The plot is a classic, high school jock and nerd going from from enemies to lovers It reminded me of
Dumb Jock, though Jeff Erno's book is MUCH better.

What I liked:
- The type of plot, it never gets old with me
- The enemies to lovers process which is well done.
- The German language - I've always found German very virile, very sexy.

What I didn't like:
- By the middle of the book I was bored. Once the guys get together and declare their love, it becomes really boring, things are really s
Sweet story but a little long winded and some cheesy lines
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
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Andessa Zheiddinne
it's start as a good story. the idea is not original but the story start really nicely. but when tim and marcel began the romantic relationship, the story start to fall to the same cliche and pattern. it's just another same story and easily forgettable for me. make me roll my eye a couple of time. but not bad enough for one star, so i give two.
I read the book even after I read the bad reviews/comments. I didn't hate it or wish I never bought it. The book was alright.
I don't like comparing books to each other so I won't. :)
is it about two teenage boys? yes. Bullies? pretty much. Love? Hm yeap. Ease off the book ppl lol. sheesh.
How freaking weepy can people get? Everyone kept bursting into tears and declaring undying love in big flowery imagery.
I really enjoyed this book.
Amber Renner
Awesome. I loved it!
Jen Wilson
I loved this book.
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