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The Whole Golden World
The Whole Golden World
Author: Kristina Riggle
Kristina Riggle, the acclaimed author of Real Life & Liars, returns with a thought-provoking novel inspired by real-life events — Seventeen-year-old Morgan Monetti shocks her parents and her community with one simple act: She chooses to stand by the man everyone else believes has exploited her -- popular high school teacher TJ H...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780062206459
ISBN-10: 0062206451
Publication Date: 11/5/2013
Pages: 448
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 11
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I was so happy to receive Kristina Riggle's most recent book as I have read all of her other ones and l loved them all! The topic of The Whole Golden World was a disturbing one, but definitely current and something that frequently finds itself in the news.

As always, Kristina has developed very real characters and realistic life events. Once I began reading it was difficult to put it down! I also find her books fun to read because I am from the same area in MI that she is, so I recognize the places she mentions.

If you have enjoyed Kristina Riggle's books in the past, you will enjoy this one as well.
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A book that allows each of the main characters a moment to share their part of the story which is key when approaching such a heavy subject that affects all of the players in two families - a young girl and her teacher enter into an inappropriate relationship and they are found out and must face the repercussions.

The story starts out at the beginning of the trial, but quickly takes the reader back in time to find out how the relationship started and how they ended up in a courtroom. Like I said before, I loved that each character took part in narrating the story because tragedies like these affect more than the two people involved in the relationship, but also parents, spouses, siblings and friends and the author did a fantastic job of representing how each person felt the affects from this relationship.