The Whole Golden World by Kristina Riggle
It's not often that a book makes you think about the difficult and taboo subjects that plague our society, and threaten to ruin families, but that is exactly what Riggle's newest novel does. It brings to the surface a societal taboo-the inappropriate relationship between teacher and student. The Whole Golden World details the inappropriate relationship that develops between TJ Hill, and his student Morgan Monetti. What began as a platonic exchange between the two quickly progressed into a sexual relationship that left Morgan reeling. TJ had to cover his tracks to avoid his wife finding out, and Morgan lacked the maturity to understand his rejection. Cast on the road side like discarded trash, she still sticks by his side. Morgan's family is devastated by what happens, and her father, the school's Assistant Principal is assumed to have "known better". How could he have allowed his daughter to become involved with the teacher and not know about it? It's amazing to think if the many lives that are affected when something like this happens. It is not just the parties involved, but their families, friends, and their lives are shattered. It was a very intriguing story that I won't soon forget.The story at times was maddening, and my outrage was tangible. That being said, I sailed through the pages in no time at all. If you are in the mood for a quick and engaging read that will leave you, or your book club with a lot to talk about, then look no further than The Whole Golden World.
Here is my review on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17349173-the-whole-golden-world
Amazon Link to buy: The Whole Golden World