Saturday, January 2, 2010


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Title: Prey
Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Publisher: Delacorte
Price: $10.99
Release: February 2008
FTC: I purchased this book with my own money. I did not receive this from the publisher or the author.

Characters 20/20
Plot 20/20
Setting 18/20
Cover 20/20
Ending 20/20
Total grade: 98% A

Sexual content: 15/20
Violence: 0/20
Drugs: 0/20
Underage drinking: 0/20
Swearing: 5/20
Total rating: 15+ (extreme sexual situations)

Summary: (Amazon)
A teacher is supposed to impart a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge. It’s a bit different with Ms. Lori Settles. All the kids are talking about how hot she is–and she is especially interested in Ryan Piccoli. When she starts giving Ryan extra attention, he’s feeling more than happy–at first. He’s used to being the class clown, but really he’s a loner. One day after school, the friendship with Lori Settles goes farther than he ever expected. She’s his teacher. She’s at least twice his age. Intimacy with a teacher is wrong, yet it feels so good in every way. Soon, Lori is making demands and Ryan begins to feel overwhelmed, but Ryan refuses to even admit anything is going on. Something immoral is going on and before too long the choices made will change lives forever.

My Thoughts:
I shall not lie. I LOVED this book. I had never really read a novel that had sexual relations between an adult female and youth male. It was different to be able to see how the young men are affected differently than the young women.

Ryan was adorable but had douche tendencies. (Sorry younger blog readers for my language but if you cant handle that this isn’t a book for you anyways.) His choice at the end made me mad but I didn’t see it coming so it was a great ending!

I think this is a good novel for all older teens.

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