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Blurring the lines of blame and moral ambiguity, Indecent by Corinne Sullivan is a smart, sexy debut.
Shy, introverted Imogene Abney has always been fascinated by the elite world of prep schools, having secretly longed to attend one since she was a girl in Buffalo, New York. So, shortly after her college graduation, when she’s offered a teaching position at the Vandenberg School for Boys, an all-boys prep school in Westchester, New York, she immediately accepts, despite having little teaching experience—and very little experience with boys.
When Imogene meets handsome, popular Adam Kipling a few weeks into her tenure there, a student who exudes charm and status and ease, she’s immediately drawn to him. Who is this boy who flirts with her without fear of being caught? Who is this boy who seems immune to consequences and worry; a boy for whom the world will always provide?
As an obsessive, illicit affair begins between them, Imogene is so lost in the haze of first love that she’s unable to recognize the danger she’s in. The danger of losing her job. The danger of losing herself in the wrong person. The danger of being caught doing something possibly illegal and so indecent.
Exploring issues of class, sex, and gender, this smart, sexy debut by Corrine Sullivan shatters the black-and-white nature of victimhood, taking a close look at blame and moral ambiguity.
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I felt gross and dirty reading this book (not dirty in a good way). The main character sucked and I was disgusted by her. The book was sad and sick. I’m a teacher so that might be why I disliked it so much- but I definitely do not recommend this book. Not a feel good book- not sexy- just sad and gross. I read the whole thing willing it to get better...but alas- it never did.
Couldn’t put it down!
As a 22 year old teacher from a small town there were some super relatable aspects to this book!! If you’re a girl in your early 20’s I highly recommend! I couldn’t stop reading it!!