The next course for me in the BookSparks University Fall Reading Challenge for 2014 is Hot for Teacher with the required reading of Hit by Lorie Ann Grover.
Hit by Lorie Ann Grover
About The Book:
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.
This book is not what you would expect in the typical teenage angst love story! It has a great twist, and the outcome is rather unexpected! A great read! I could not turn the pages fast enough!
About The Author:
Loria Ann Grover is a co-founder of the influential site readergirlz, where she is a visible advocate for teen literacy and activism. In addition, she is the author of three acclaimed novels: Hold Me Tight, a VOYA pick; On Pointe, a Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year; and Loose Threads, a Booklist Top 10 Youth First Novel, and a 2003 Washington State Book Award Finalist. Lorie Ann lives in Washington State with her husband.
Buy this book at Hit on Amazon.