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Fifteen-year-old Jackie should be obsessing over the cute boy in gym class. Her English teacher, David, should stick to teaching her the nuances of Homer. But Jackie and David aren’t sneaking around behind his wife’s back to discuss the classics.
Jackie never wanted to be this girl, but she can’t help loving David the way she does. And David wouldn’t risk prison to be with her if he didn’t feel the same way. No matter what their secret costs her, Jackie is determined to pay it.
At least until she learns that she’s not David’s only secret … and finds herself facing the most devastating choice she’s ever had to make.
Andrea Wickberg's debut novel, Grading On A Curve, dives into the murky domain of non-consensual consent. As a local author living in Bend and a volunteer advocate for Saving Grace, Andrea hopes that her book can help facilitate the discussions we need to be having, and she is happy to offer her services in any of the following ways: talks about the book's themes and the importance of awareness; guided discussion of "book club" questions; author Q&A; and anything else that would be helpful for your organization.
"It's been a long time since I sat with a book and finished it cover to cover in one sitting. Grading on a Curve was not only entertaining, it did an excellent job of presenting the human facets of a complicated situation. Speaking as a high school counselor, this is a story that should be told." --Phaedra Baldwin