After receiving a full-ride scholarship to Mills College for Girls, it appears Sarah's future is all laid out before her … that is until she walks into a poetry class led by Mr. Haddings, a student teacher from the nearby University of Washington. Suddenly, life on the UW campus seems very appealing, and Sarah finds herself using her poetry journal to subtly declare her feelings for Haddings. Convinced Mr. Haddings is flirting back, she sets off for school in the rain with a poem in her back pocket—one that will declare her feelings once and for all.
Mr. Haddings has noticed Sarah's attention; the fallout from any perceived relationship with a student is too great a risk, and he has decided to end all speculation that morning.
But everything changes when Mr. Haddings feels a thud on his front bumper when he glances away from the road, and finds Sarah in the street with blood pooling beneath her.
The cover is what pulled me in, it’s such a beautiful cover. This book is about a 18 year old high school student and a grad student relationship. A horrible accident makes them question their relationship. What the synopsis doesn't mention is that this book takes place within 3 days.
I felt that it didn't really work, it is a really short book, and short chapters, it could have been more of a novella then a novel. I've read books before that took place in a short period of time. I haven’t found one that I've really liked. I didn't really like the characters, Sarah, Haddings or any other character that was introduced.
Poetry was a big part in this book, but I felt it was placed weirdly and kind of creepy sometimes. The relationship between Sarah and Haddings didn't feel like they had something between then, more like they were obsessed with each other.(And not in a good way) I tried to find things that I liked in this book but it was hard to look beyond the things I already disliked.
The book isn't vulgar or anything like that, but I believe it could really have been better.
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