The Abstinence Teacher


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A sharp, funny and beautifully observed satire about the disturbing influence of the Christian right so from one of America's most cherished authors. Ruth Ramsey went too far. She hadn't noticed the changing climate. A Sex Ed teacher "championing" oral sex!? Not now, not in this America! Cherished by her high school pupils as someone who'd tell it straight, after one innocent classroom indiscretion Ruth suddenly finds the curriculum she has taught for nigh on 15 years worryingly out of vogue. It seems these days the kids ...

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Mar 22, 2009

Hard to recommend.

An easy to read book with very infuriating, frustrating charcters. Although parts of the main characters were certainly likeable their actions were clearly...let's see, how do I say this, stupid! I would love to be more eloquent here but I just can't--does anyone believe in moderation anymore?! As frustrated as I was with the charcters, I found the writing very well done (at least for my straightforward taste). As for the tile, the book is less about the Abstinence teacher and more about the man she seems to battle against. To recommend it , I think you would really have to know your audience.

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