Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Love and Other Subjects by Kathleen Shoop

Reviewed by Charlotte




 Carolyn Jenkins wants only to find true love and be a great teacher.  She struggles with both.  Carolyn teaches at a school where guns and violence occur often and the students struggle in every subject.    But she refuses to give-up on her students and goes above and beyond to help them learn.  Carolyn’s love life seems to take off when she meets Jeep (yes, his real name), but of course it can’t be easy.   When Carolyn meet.
Jeep’s six sisters, all named Mary, the relationship heads towards failure.

I started this book just after the school shooting in Connecticut and was not sure I could finish it.  The first chapter has a young boy pulling a gun on a fellow classmate.  I then decided I would read a little bit farther to see where it would head hoping for the best.  I finished it and am so glad that I stuck with it.
This is a romance story, but more of a story of a new teacher who goes above and beyond to let her students succeed without forcing them to give up who they are.   Every student she has in her classroom has an issue.  The issues go from parents who have drug problems to not being able to read.  With every issue Carolyn’s strong will and strength shine through.  I also enjoyed seeing Carolyn learn to relate and understand the students better after she visits every students house.

Of course, there is Carolyn and Jeep’s romance.  I wasn’t sure at first if this would be a relationship or a one night stand.  When it turned into a true relationship I was thrilled.   I was also glad when she kicked him to the curb when his psychotic sisters made fun of her and he sided with them not sticking up for her.  The ending was the best. LOVED IT!

I highly recommend Love and Other Subjects.  It is easy, fun, witty, and eye opening to some of the everyday problems teachers have to deal with.

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