Love Lessons

Love Lessons Fourteen year old Prue and her sister Grace have been educated at home by their super strict father all their lives Their attempts to find out what being an ordinary teenager is like buying nice cloth

  • Title: Love Lessons
  • Author: Jacqueline Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780385608367
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fourteen year old Prue and her sister Grace have been educated at home by their super strict father all their lives Their attempts to find out what being an ordinary teenager is like buying nice clothes instead of wearing Mum s odd, hand made garments, reading teenage magazines etc are greeted with fury by their Dad But when he is hospitalized with a stroke, Prue suFourteen year old Prue and her sister Grace have been educated at home by their super strict father all their lives Their attempts to find out what being an ordinary teenager is like buying nice clothes instead of wearing Mum s odd, hand made garments, reading teenage magazines etc are greeted with fury by their Dad But when he is hospitalized with a stroke, Prue suddenly discovers what it s like to have a little freedom.Unable to cope, their mother enrolls them at the local comprehensive where, for the first time, they experience school life Prue had never thought it would be so so hard to fit in The only person she can talk to is the young Art teacher, Rax She and Rax bond over art lessons, and soon he asks her to babysit for him and his wife This becomes a regular date and Prue can t wait for the ten minutes they have alone together when he drives her home She wonders if Rax has the same feelings for her But he can t act upon them, can he From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    About "Jacqueline Wilson"

    1. Jacqueline Wilson

      Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945, but spent most of her childhood in Kingston on Thames She always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first novel when she was nine, filling in countless Woolworths exercise books as she grew up As a teenager she started work for a magazine publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine which she was told was named after her before turning to writing novels full time.One of Jacqueline s most successful and enduring creations has been the famous Tracy Beaker, who first appeared in 1991 in The Story of Tracy Beaker This was also the first of her books to be illustrated by Nick Sharratt Since then Jacqueline has been on countless awards shortlists and has gone on to win many awards The Illustrated Mum won the Guardian Children s Fiction Award, the 1999 Children s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and was also shortlisted for the 1999 Whitbread Children s Book Award.Double Act won the prestigious Smarties Medal and the Children s Book Award as well as being highly commended for the Carnegie Medal The Story of Tracy Beaker won the 2002 Blue Peter People s Choice Award.Jacqueline is one of the nation s favourite authors, and her books are loved and cherished by young readers not only in the UK but all over the world She has sold millions of books and in the UK alone the total now stands at over 35 million In 2002 Jacqueline was awarded the OBE for services to literacy in schools and from 2005 to 2007 she was the Children s Laureate In 2008 she became Dame Jacqueline Wilson.

    631 thoughts on “Love Lessons”

    1. First read, May 3, 2010: This gets four stars because, yes, I really liked it, as in I enjoyed reading it and didn't want to put it down. It was well written and the characters were very well developed. HoWeVeR: The "relationship" between Prudence and Rax is not very believable. Prue is 14 years old and acts even younger in a lot of ways since she was so isolated for much of her life. I can't quite get into the teacher's head here. Is he having a mid-life crisis? Is he a perv? What's up? I like [...]


    2. Jacqueline Wilson is one of my absolute favourite contemporary authors. I love the way that she focusses on the kind of children who often are ignored in junior fiction and the way that she so cleverly captures the way that young people think and perceive the world. I can't love this book, though. I think it sends a dangerous message to highly impressionable readers, and I was extremely disappointed that it was written and published in this form. I will go into my qualms and the reasoning behind [...]


    3. Book covers like this one put me off. I don’t like them because they scream ‘Hey little girlie, you know you want me. How could you not? After all, I’m pink and I’ve got a big red heart. Buy me!’ However, Jaqueline Wilson is an author who is well regarded and despite never having read any of her books I was interested in the subject – teacher/pupil relationship – and I wanted to see how she tackled it.I am not sure what age the book is meant to be for. The subject matter suggests y [...]


    4. I read this book when I was in my early teens and loved it. Re-reading it now at 18 I got a really big shock. Much more wise about the world (although still not very) than I was back then, I can see that this is one messed up book with worrying morals considering the age group it's directed at. It basically sends the message that there is nothing wrong with an older teacher reciprocating feelings a FOURTEEN year old student has for him. And not just any old student, but a vulnerable one who has [...]


    5. Just finished this book for the second time. The first time I read it I was 12 years old and I was left unsatisfied with the ending. Now, at 16 years old, here is my opinion.(view spoiler)[I was so convinced that I would feel differently about the way that Rax and Prue parted in the end, but I wasn't. Still, in my mind, I imagine that their affair grows and grows until she is 18 and he can finally leave his wife. I feel no guilt saying this for a few reasons.1. You can tell how tired Marianne is [...]


    6. The book was good but I wanted Rax to dump his wife for Pure . Lol I sound evil when I say it but it's the truth!


    7. Prue and her sister Grace have been educated at home by their controlling, super-strict father all their lives. They know they are different to 'normal' girls but their attempts to find out what being an ordinary teenager are like. But when Dad has a stroke and ends up in hospital, Prue suddenly discovers what it's like to have a little freedom.This book was hideously boring and seemed to drag on forever. Jacqueline Wilson is a really talented writer, and I've enjoyed other books of hers, especi [...]


    8. Wilson expertly tackles difficult issues, ranging from divorce, domestic violence, bullying and bereavement. In 'Love Lessons' she approaches perhaps the most controversial of topics, that of a forbidden student-teacher relationship. Prue is just fourteen, but is drawn dangerously close to her handsome, outgoing art teacher, Rax. Prue's home life is challenging, to say the least, although I found parts of it to be overly exaggerated which took away from the overall believablilty of the book. Her [...]


    9. I just finished this book, as in on the same day I'm writing this review. It started off very well and good and the writing is amazing and I was really interested. But then she started really falling for the teacher, and, even worse, he led her on! A full-grown man had a freaking make-out sesh with a girl MY AGE (14) and got to keep his job and his family, yadda yadda yadda, while the child in question got freaking expelled for a mistake in judgement!I think that Prue had no idea what she was ac [...]


    10. Fifteen-year-old Prue and her sister Grace have been educated at home by their controlling, ultra-strict father almost all their lives. When Dad is suddenly rushed to hospital, unable to move or speak, Prue at last discovers what it's like to have a little freedom.Sent to school for the first time in her life, Prue finds it unexpectedly difficult to settle in. The only person she can talk to is her kindly and handsome young art teacher, Rax. When she starts babysitting for Rax's children, Prue f [...]


    11. Jacqueline Wilson occupied a huge amount of my pre- era childhood reading.I constantly read and reread her books, especially Double Act fyi, and this one was odd one out in that I can't remember where and when I came across it.So fast forward many years and I had the opportunity for a reread because my uni friend and I got to chatting about dear ol' Wilson, and she promised me, she'd get me one of her copies and tada I was presented with Love Lessons.It's no secret this has a lot to do with a fo [...]


    12. I read this book way back in 2008 when I first bought it. I was in the mood for books that have really girly, high school crush settings and the cover instantly caught my eye. I re-read this not long ago and have a review I'd like to write down.Love Lessons is basically about a girl in her early teens named Prue being thrown into the "normal" school system after being homeschooled the whole of her life after her slightly (more like totally by my standards) dysfunctional dad experieces a severe s [...]


    13. So, I read this book a while ago, but I really enjoyed it. In typical Jacqueline Wilson style, it deals with an oddball girl and her relationships with her Art teacher, her sister and parents.Prudence can be an irritating character, but I've read worse, so I didn't really care about her depiction. She's a freak, so I can understand why Rax (the art teacher) would sympathise with this lonely girl. It had a few funny moments, but if you're expecting a sexy, panty-ripping fantasy involving sex, sex [...]


    14. So I'm twenty-four years old, and I'm still a little obsessed with Jacqueline Wilson and her books. Yet, I'm weirdly okay with that. She has been my go to author since I was a little girl, and I haven't read one of her books that hasn't made me smile. Now, Love Lessons, I bought recently on Kindle (although I have the hardback), just because it is one of my all time favourite books. I read this last night and I felt as if I was a teenager sat in bed reading it once again. The story, the writing, [...]


    15. I enjoyed it. It wasn't brilliant and I admit I did pretend the heroine in the story was 16/17 not 14, however; I really liked the teacher and her relationship and did want them to be together. Even if it was unrealistic. Anybody who says that the teacher is a pervert needs to do some research. He didn't do anything wrong througout this book and although he was sensible in his decision at the end he did love her and she loved him. I wanted them together in the end, even if they waited a few word [...]


    16. Read this when I was about 12, I think. And I adored it and thought it was super romantic. Now I'm 20, I'm wondering if I'd feel the same way. May have to reread this at some point and see, but for now, I'll stick with the rating I would've given it when I read it last.


    17. I've read and loved Jacqueline Wilson's books since childhood, and have probably read and thoroughly enjoyed almost everything she has produced (despite being long out of childhood now!). I recently finished her latest novel Clover Moon and thought it was great, proving she has lost none of the ability that she has always been possessed of. However, Love Lessons proves to me to be the most lacking of her work so far.The story follows Prue, a girl who has previously only ever been homeschooled, a [...]


    18. This book I don't even know where to start. I first read this when I was 15 years old and the story of Prue & Rax has remained with me ever since. I swear I don't go a SINGLE day without thinking about them and everything that happened to them in this book. By the amount of reviews this book has already received, I'm guessing you can pretty much figure out the story. Prue has lead a very isolated life and is thrown into a completely crazy and bewildering world which she doesn't have much und [...]


    19. I'm having trouble rating this book. Jacqueline Wilson's writing is fabulous as usual and the book's premise is quite interesting. Now, I get that Prue is the narrator of the story and hence everything in the story was only told from her point of view, and is obviously coloured/embellished in that way. However, the way her and Rax's relationship was handled left me deeply disturbed. (view spoiler)[That Prue develops a crush on Rax, the only person in her new school who's shown any kind of kindne [...]


    20. 2010-:This was really good. But i didnt like the ending but only cause it didnt have what i wantd to happen. This was really an inspirering book to me because i am currently writing somthing close to this and it has given me many ideas. Great job! EDIT 2014-: I just read this the other day as I came across it at the bottom of my bookshelf. I remembered reading this a long time ago and loving it. I decided I would read it again now at the age of 18 to see exactly why I liked it. I was rather shoc [...]


    21. Generally I am a big fan of Jacqueline Wilson's books because they are easy reads and rather entertaining. I was left wanting with this book. I really enjoyed the chapter illustrations and it was very easy to get through.In the book the mother refers to the headteacher as "she" but then seems surprised to find out that it is a woman. The blurb say Prue is 15 but she is actually 14. I think that the main character is far too young to even be thinking of having a romance with a teacher. I think th [...]


    22. This was so good! I loved the romance between prue and the art teacher. i think they were meant to be! there should be a sequal, when prue and Raz run away and then they have to deal with their difficulties and then the dad is a murderer! *sigh* well, i rate it 5 out of 5 I also liked this book is that tbhis unlike the other book jackie has written. before this, i just read candyfloss which is totally different. they are all about friendships and dicthing a friend that is either1. unpopular2. a [...]


    23. I found this book really enjoyable until the affair Why does Rax who is a teacher kiss a 14 year old?!! I would of enjoyed this book a lot more if Rax did the right thing and said to Prue " no I can't kiss you,It's wrong" Not start an affair!What does this teach young girls? It's ok to fancy your teacher and make a move?Jacqueline Wilson has got this story all wrong especially when Rax and Prue get caught and noting is done about it! If this was real life Rax will be in all the papers then in ja [...]


    24. its a little weird. i mean the relationship between Prue and her teacher is weird she is weird. Some people think that is cute well its not is weird, cute is when a teenager falls in love with an singer or actor to like someone and not follow them around and mess with their family.And what about him her teacher he is even more weird,liking a girl who has 16 years.


    25. Usually don't read Jackie's books but this was recommended to me.Well laughs, especially when Prue writhes all over Rax's bed. I just wanted to say "Girl, you never gonna be Mrs Rax". Had no sympathy for these two lost 50s inspired souls :)However, surprisingly well written. But I felt Jackie could have delved a lot more into the forbidden aspect of student/teacher fantasy.



    26. Oh em gee I read this a few years ago. I can't believe Rax cheated on his wife with a 14 year old. Because he DID CHEAT!!! I found this book totally weird!



    27. Ho sempre apprezzato i libri di Jacqueline Wilson, nonostante fossero tutto fuorché leggeri e infantili. Ma questo proprio non mi è piaciuto. La trama è sciatta, con un gran potenziale, ma espresso malissimo. Avrei voluto una Prue più coraggiosa, meno lagna e più matura dei suoi quattordici anni. Avrei voluto una degna conclusione sul rapporto col padre, che invece resta un limbo odioso fatto di lui che balbetta parolacce e lei che non si ribella. Avrei preferito una conclusione seria della [...]


    28. I enjoyed this story quite a bit, I couldn't really put it down. However, personally, I had a love/hate relationship with Prue. She isn't my favourite protagonist. I completely respect Jacqueline Wilson for using this as a plotline, I found it intriguing and it's great a teacher/student relationship is bought out as less of taboo. But Prue, to me, seemed to annoying and needy. Overall, this was a very great book.


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