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The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta
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Feb 18, 2012

liked it
bookshelves: 2012, fiction

I thought the culture war was a bit contrived and the author didn't do as much with it as he certainly could have... Furthermore, I felt that the usage of stereotypes in this book made sense in some aspects but didn't lend a "special" quality to this book. That being said, this book had excellent dialogue and a fast pace, and was a very quick and easy read. Did it make me think much? Not so much... As a more liberal person, I think I was already on board with the author's agenda; as such, those who are more conservative may have a problem with this book and the way it looks at sexuality.

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Reading Progress

February 17, 2012 – Started Reading
February 18, 2012 – Shelved
February 18, 2012 –
page 44
11.96% ""It was painful, like being trapped in a bad dream where all you had to do was say one thing, but you didn't know the words...""
February 25, 2012 –
page 209
February 29, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012
February 29, 2012 – Shelved as: fiction
February 29, 2012 – Finished Reading

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