Unteachable - Leah Raeder






Trying to write a coherent review of a book you read more than one month ago SUCKS. Thanks God there are amazing reviews out there that you could read that will completely convince you to read this book. But to be honest, you don’t need to be convinced. This is one of those books that will rock your world.


Following my ‘hell to the no spoilers policy’ I’m just going to say very little about this story.


Maise and Evan meet in a Carnival and they share a special moment together.


”You’re pretty brave, sitting up front by yourself”


Days later they realize they are going to spend a whole year together because Evan is Maise’s new teacher. Nope, this is not just another teacher-student book. This one is way different and special because the story is not about being scared and denying your feelings just because the right thing to do is staying away from your student.

This is a book about FEELINGS. About growing up even though we don’t grow up, we just get bigger and older, right?


This is a book about imperfect people, people with flaws but not weak people. People who want to LIVE, 18 years old teens who know what they want in life and more importantly know what they don’t want. About making mistakes and running away from them, about believing even though when you believe in something you have hopes and life can crush them.


And this is a book about friendship. About friends that can get a wrong idea, friends that can fail because friends are not perfect, we can all disappoint our friends and it’s still ok, it’s not the end of the world!


“You’re never saying what you think you’re saying”


This is a book about LOVE. In all its meaning. Love for life, for someone special, for a friend, for your fucked up mother even if she doesn’t deserve it… just LOVE and FAITH.



"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

The stars go waltzing out in blue and red,
And arbitrary blackness gallops in:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed
And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

God topples from the sky, hell's fires fade:
Exit seraphim and Satan's men:
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

I fancied you'd return the way you said,
But I grow old and I forget your name.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)

I should have loved a thunderbird instead;
At least when spring comes they roar back again.
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.
(I think I made you up inside my head.)"



And this is a book about having guts to pursue what you want, what you believe in. About taking the risk and not looking back (ni para coger carrerilla as we would say in Spanish).


“Every dream is a pipe dream before someone achieves it”


So don’t even give it a second thought, just buy it and enjoy this AMAZING ROLLER COASTER.


Obrigada, Ana Rita, for your great rec xxx


P.S. BTW, about the ending... DO NOT OPEN THE SPOILER IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THIS GEM! I've read this was a NON HEA ending. Seriously? Did we all read the same book? Ladies, we all read books so we all have imagination, right? The end was perfect and in my opinion I didn't need an Epilogue about them 10 years later being married and with kids, that's boring.