Lurlene has carved quite a genre niche for herself-death and dying fiction. If you’re not already familiar with her she writes YA novels about teens who have all sorts of long term or terminal illnesses and they are all very sad, and yet inspirational. If you’re a teenage girl who likes Lurlene McDaniel you love all her books and read them eagerly. I was surprised when Vicky told me I had to read this new one since I really don’t read her things. However, this new one is a departure from her genre. This is the story of a high school boy who has a sexual relationship with his history teacher. It was a pretty uncomfortable book to read because, well, ick. She is thirtysomething and he is 15. This was a super fast read and I really liked how it was told from several points of view. I found the ending great. I won’t really say it was a twist, but there was definitely something that made me ponder and think and I’d love to talk about it here, but don’t really want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t yet read it. So, think you know Lurlene McDaniel? Try this new one and think again!