Oh Maise and Mr. Wilke. Y'all took me on a rollercoaster of a ride.
I admire Maise in so many ways. She has been dealt a crappy life, and does what she can to take care of herself. I don't agree with everything she does, but she's pretty strong. Maise has a habit of keeping people away, and I don't really blame her for that. If you let people in, you get hurt. I really liked Evan. He isn't all about the physical, although, don't get me wrong, there's a lot of hanky panky going on. He wants to get to know Maise.
I love the connection between Maise and Evan. You can feel it jumping out of the pages. They have a complicated relationship what with all the student/teacher thing. But they also have their own insecurities to deal with. Maise and Evan also have to try to keep their interest a secret, but that's nearly impossible.
Leah Raeder did an amazing job writing about such a tabboo topic. Unteachable had me hooked from the beginning.