Friday, August 22, 2014

Loving Mr. Daniels

Book: Loving Mr. Daniels
Author:  Brittainy Cherry

To Whom it May Concern,

It was easy to call us forbidden and harder to call us soulmates. Yet I believed we were both. Forbidden soulmates.

When I arrived to Edgewood, Wisconsin I didn’t plan to find him. I didn't plan to stumble into Joe's bar and have Daniel's music stir up my emotions. I had no clue that his voice would make my hurts forget their own sorrow. I had no idea that my happiness would remember its own bliss.

When I started senior year at my new school, I wasn’t prepared to call him Mr. Daniels, but sometimes life happens at the wrong time for all the right reasons.

Our love story wasn’t only about the physical connection.

It was about family. It was about loss. It was about being alive. It was silly. It was painful. It was mourning. It was laughter.

It was ours.

And for those reasons alone, I would never apologize for loving Mr. Daniels.

-Ashlyn Jennings-Goodreads

Review: Wow-this book was such a wonderful surprise. From the description, I thought this was simply a forbidden romance between a high school student and teacher. In reality, it's a story about two people who have experienced extreme loss and find each other. It was funny, heartfelt and heart breaking. I laughed, I cried and I really hoped for Ashlyn and Daniel to heal. I loved how the book ended and the epilogue. I think my only complaints were how flowery Daniels' language was sometimes (he's an English teacher, so he has a way with words but he was over the top cheesy) and how he was able to talk his way out of a few situations (I'll avoid spoilers but there is the possibility of a confrontation with Ashlyn's father and it's resolved off page). 

Overall-very good book that I couldn't put down. 

Grade: 4/5

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