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The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta
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Jan 08, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: book-club

When I started this book I was thinking "wow- this is going to be a great read" but after a few chapters I started thinking otherwise and by the end I was really disapointed. This is the the story of Ruth, a divorced mom of 2 teens who is a sex ed teacher. She comes under fire almost for being honest with her students and is told by the school board to now teach abstinence in her classes. At her daughters soccer match she meets Tim, the goodlooking coach, with a checkered past and happens to be a born again christian now. So... not even halfway into the book and you already know where this is going. I was hoping for a more meatier book and this bordered on chicklit for me. I also thought the end was ridiculous...(mmm, maybe I should only give this one star)

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