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`Download Ebook É Precocious Ý Can There Be A Unreliable Narrator Than A Teenage Girl Fiona Palmer Is Un Happily Married When A Chance Meeting With Her Former Teacher Plunges Her Headlong Into An AffairIntercut With The Realities Of Their Adult Relationship, Fiona Remembers First Meeting The Enigmatic Henry Morgan As A Precocious And Lonely Fourteen Year Old Her Schoolgirl Crush Developed Into An Intense Relationship, But It Was Always One Which She ControlledOr Did She Precocious by Joanna BarnardFiona Palmer has a crush on her English teacher, Henry Morgan Who didn t have a crush on a teacher at sometime during one s school life This one is different though very different Fiona feels the connection and Morgan feels it too She is fourteen he is old enough to clich d, but fitting nonetheless Teenage emotions run rife, emotions that are known to us all and superbly verbalised by Barnard in her ability to invade the mind of a girl seeking to be loved Morgan, on the other hand, is skilled and experienced in luring his willing pupil first to after school consultations and later to extraneous activities of the most licentious kind Years later when they unexpectedly meet again, Fiona is married and still finds the attraction all consuming The reader is convinced Fiona is old enough to control what happens in the complex relationship, but Barnard cleverly provides us with twists and turns, intrigue and antipathy, and the chaos of rational and irrational behaviour when it is least expected Precocious by Joanna Barnard must be at the top of every readers must read list exactly that MUST READ. Questo romanzo come un aereo sulla pista di decollo i motori salgono di giri, i freni vengono rilasciati, si schizza in avanti, si prende la rincorsa si prende la rincorsa si prende la rincorsa si prende la rincorsa Il problema che non si decolla mai D A schoolgirl crush is almost a rite of passage An influential teacher A bright young girl A love of literature and a disdain for frivolity Fifteen year old Fiona Palmer idolises her English teacher, Henry Morgan, and he returns her unwavering attention A line is crossed, but just who is to blame Years later, Fiona, now married, bumps into her former teacher and the passion inside her is reignited almost at once Their past is not long becoming the present but can they stop it before someone gets hurt Can a precocious child and an enigmatic teacher work together with no sexual involvement Can a mutual respect for each other remain innocent Does age really matter Joanna Barnard askes these questions, and , within the pages of her debut novel It is a story of obsession, trust, honesty and betrayal A coming of age tale with a sting in its tale Although this is not an original idea, the concept of a teacher pupil relationship is addressed in a slightly different way This time the narrator is a thirty year old, married woman, recalling her experiences as a fifteen year old student in love with her mentor She almost loves him before even setting eyes on him, as he is extremely popular with the students of the school In his twenties, handsome, in an intelligent way, he is a bit of an enigma and this appeals very much to the unusual Fiona She is the stereo typical, angst ridden teen, with dreams of becoming a writer and being different to her peers Mr Morgan spots this trait, and plays on it However, Fiona is also very adept at playing the game of seduction Is it as simple as abuse of authority or does some blame lie with the mature nature of Fiona The author divides the narrative between the two frames, fairly equally, with Fiona guiding us through past and present It becomes very obvious that she is not a nice person Not at all Neither is Henry They are well matched Both narcissists, both void of genuine emotion and neither having an ounce of compassion for anyone but themselves There are secrets, lies and hidden agendas from both ends Manipulation and desperation ooze from the pages of this novel and the writing is superb The detail within the story is finely tuned and the prose is delicate, yet simultaneously harsh There is however, a lot of repetition and it dragged on in places The ending was also a let down for me, as once again, the precocious protagonist walks away unhindered and unharmed Overall, a beautifully written book, with a clever character driven plot It was just lacking something, which I can t put my finger on In Precocious, Joanna Bernard s protagonist, Fiona Palmer, has never forgotten her first love She was just fourteen, a bright but lonely girl, when she developed a crush on her handsome and attentive English teacher, Henry Morgan, and the two plunged head long into an all consuming affair Fiona is now thirty and when a chance meeting with Henry highlights the mediocrity of her marriage and career, she abandons both to recapture the passion and excitement of their once illicit relationship Moving between the present and past, Barnard details the evolution of the relationship between Fiona and Henry Fiona s teenage diary entries and recollections reveal her vulnerability and angst, chronicling her schoolgirl crush, and her growing determination to seduce Mr MorganWhen I think about it, I have really sort of worked on him, and I feel like I m getting somewhere In the space of about a year, I ve decided I would get close to him and I have I have got a tiny piece of HM but it gives me hope I will get all of him someday Fiona s second tense present voice details their reunion as adults, her obsessive desire to reignite their relationship and to finally become his legitimate lover, an equal partnerYou are everywhere.HM Your initials I see them in car registrations and my heart skips a beat I seek out the letters H and M in newspapers and draw them together with my eyes HM.Him Him, him, him You, you, you Parasite of my thoughtsBut as the story progresses, Fiona s fairytale notions are slowly stripped away Morgan is revealed as a skilled manipulator, and the ways in which he nurtured and inflamed Fiona s teenage devotion become clear While Fiona has always been convinced she was the instigator of their relationship, learning that she was not the first, nor had been the last, in a long line of student conquests she is forced to reexamine their past, and present, relationship.Barnard s exploration of the relationship is thoughtful, avoiding sensationalism in favour of realism The writing is skilled, with an immediate and intimate tone that draws the reader in.Compelling and provocative, Precocious is a thought provoking story about an unsettling subject.