Book Review:: Unteachable By Leah Raeder

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Unteachable is another book that I wouldn’t have considered reading if not for the Summer Book Club I joined on Goodreads. I love stories where the main character isn’t some happy cheery person whos life is the epitome of perfect. Maise O’Malley is an 18 year old girl who’s life is fucked up, her mother is a drug dealer/addict and her father abandoned her, she claims this is one of the reasons she’s drawn too and f*cks older men “Thanks, Dad, for leaving a huge void on my life that Freud says has to be filled with d*ck”. She’s straightforward, complex, funny and sarcastic. She is such an interesting character, whose life experiences has left her cynical towards the world.

All the characters are well rounded in this story.

Wesley, the fellow movie buff who becomes her friends, despite her initial reluctance, and some hiccups along the way make that…

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