Love Lessons

(5 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Random House

Prue feels increasingly stifled by life with her tyrannical father and passive mother. She and her sister Grace are home-educated and made to wear home made dresses – their only real contact with the outside world comes from the books they read.

Things change when Prue’s father has a stroke and she is forced to attend the tough local school. Prue’s precocious artistic talent and flair for literature does not endear her to fellow pupils but she forms a bond with her sympathetic and handsome art teacher, Rax.

Their feelings for each other deepen and soon things begin to spiral out of control. Wilson deals with a controversial subject, portraying the teenage agonies of forbidden love in a sensitive manner. Although there is no immediate happy ending for Prue, the reader is left with a degree of hope for her future.

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