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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
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Jun 01, 07

bookshelves: literary-fiction, penguin-books

Published in 1961. Jean Brodie is a melodramatic, manipulative lower school teacher at a private girls' school. She exerts an overwhelming influence over some of her students who worship her. She tells them about her life instead of bothering to teach them much. Eventually one of the students grows to resent her control over them and decides to help the head mistress get her fired. A very interesting look into the minds of the girls and how their almost larger-than-life teacher affects them for the rest of their lives.

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