This book, ladies and gentlemen, is about *drum rolls*... pedophiles! Allow me to explain. This book starts with a young boy of 15 years, Michael Berg, vomiting on the streets outside a house. The resident of the house, an older yet mysteriously alluring Hannah Shmitz then comes out and helps the young boy out and takes him home. What should have happened after? He should have thanked her politely when he got better and left it at that. What did happen after? He thanked her politely and then kept coming back because he couldn't stop fantasizing about her. This leads to Hannah bathing him, and then the start of a hot, torrid affair between them- a 15 year old and a 30 something year old.
Yes, he reads to her sometimes too. Yes, Hannah Shimtz is quite hot for an older lady when Kate Winslet plays her in the movie. Yes, this is an amazingly well written book that keeps you hooked throughout. But at the end of the day, this is about a pedophilic love affair. All I am saying is try and puke on the streets outside of a younger lady's house next time, future Michael Berg's!
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