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Seventeen: The shocking true story of a teacher's affair with her student

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Despite the protagonist, who may seemed as a failed journalist and father at the beginning, the author successfully touched the human side of Yuuki - he felt so real and human afterall. Ich weiß nicht, woher die Frau die Kraft nimmt, aber Wut und Kummer haben ihr einen Arm verliehen, mit dem sie für jede Baseballmannschaft ein Gewinn wäre. Das Gerät fliegt mit wild herumwirbelnden Kabeln auf mich zu wie eine Art überdimensionierter Wurfstern. Und trifft mich mitten auf der Stirn. (Auszug S.28)

Seventeen is the story of a guy named Yuuki who works as a reporter for a local newspaper. The story is set in Japan. Now, Yuuki is a person with a very complex life. It is hard for him to control his emotions or portray them. He gets annoyed and angry very easily. At home, he has a small family with an understanding wife and two children in their teens. Yuuki wants and tries really hard to communicate with them but things just don't work out, especially between him and his son, Jun. Yuuki desperately wants a healthy relation with his son and that is one thing the focus of the story is laid on. When Seventeen is tasked with finding and killing him, the mission goes awry, and the hunter becomes the hunted. But there’s another layer to the story and a nice (though not really surprising) twist waiting for both readers and Seventeen.The plot of the book is detailed and by detailed I do mean that it is more a factual graph of the disaster and the environment than a fictional thriller; which at times I loved cause I was just soaking in the information, but there were times I wanted more than just facts for my taste – I wanted the heart pounding sensation of being in the midst of a high speed chase; except in a book! ow. This was an immersive and utterly compelling read. Though billed as a mystery, it isn’t really; it is literary fiction, and damned fine literary fiction at that. Not that classification matters when a book is as good as this one. And then there's the present day, climbing Tsuitate. I can see that there was a need to have the odd period of relief from the intensity and claustrophobia of the North Kanto Times - and the open air and focus on small, technical details of the climb provided that. It also offered an opportunity for Yuuki to put some distance between himself and the events of the past. But this came at the expense of elevating one strand of the story - Yuuki's personal life - above the others in significance even though it was perhaps not the most prominent line at the time of the disaster.

It isn’t until Gibson is in his thirties that he seems to realise that what she did was illegal. “If it happened today,” a friend says, “there would be police, a court case. It’s a criminal offence. Look at the toll it’s taken on you.” While exploring important subjects such as love, loss, identity, and race, the best young adult books tell stories that often impart poignant life lessons. So, where do you start in adding to your TBR list for the rest of the year? There are tons of titles, but we’ve narrowed it down for you. Here are the best and most anticipated young adult books of 2023. You would be right to wear Bermuda shorts shopping in Bermuda, and wrong, wrong, wrong to wear them shopping in New York.” It’s 1992. Like every other seventeen-year-old boy, Joe has one eye on his studies, the other on his social life – smoking, Britpop, girls. He’s looking ahead to a gap year full of travel and adventure before university when his teacher – attractive, mid-thirties – takes an interest in him. It seems like a fantasy come true.

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The two have a few run-ins, neither getting the upper hand, until they have a frank discussion and realise perhaps they are both being played and the stakes are potentially world changing. Who is gaming who? Who can they trust? Will either of them actually live long enough to find out? I loved the short, snappy chapters. As many of these chapters ended in cliffhangers, there was a constant feeling of suspense and excitement throughout and it was a struggle to tear myself away! The way you stand and walk shows who you think you are. People who droop and just sort of drift around look like nonentities.” F.S.Fitzgerald has mentioned "Seventeen" in his personal "10 best books" he ever read list as "The funniest book I’ve ever read". I had difficulty focusing in the beginning of Seventeen. Yokoyama takes his sweet time setting the stage and I’m not quite sure for awhile why I’m supposed to care about Yuuki and these people. Only as he begins to reveal things about the coverage of the crash, about Yuuki’s life, about the existence of journalism, and the fragile nature of families did I began to fall deeper and deeper into the story. This is being billed as a thriller but in so many ways, it’s not just not a thriller but almost an anti-thriller, not in a sense that it moves too fast but because it takes the pieces of a thriller and grinds them to reveal the story. I don’t know many writers who have this kind of specific talent.

How pretty do you sound? You can’t expect to charm a royal ball or end up with Rex Harrison with sloppy speech habits.” This is a complex novel which takes a bit of time to really settle into. This is partly because the Japanese situation feels a bit clunky to begin with to this western reader, with so many characters and a huge series of interwoven relationships. But once I had overcome my uncertainty, this book held my attention in a strong and steady grip. Even then, I would recommend this book for readers who love getting facts about actual cases and a writing style that is more journalistic than fictional!Handler vermittelt ihm seine nächste Aufgabe. Eine verdammt heikle und unangenehme. Vor ihm als No. 17 gab es entsprechend sechzehn andere Auftragskiller an der Spitze. Fünfzehn sind tot, die meisten nicht freiwillig aus dem Leben geschieden. Nur Sixteen lebt noch und ist ein Mysterium. Vor vielen Jahren hat er sich einfach aus dem Staub gemacht, ist spurlos von der Bildfläche verschwunden. Nun erhält Seventeen den Auftrag, ihn aufzuspüren und zu erledigen. Andernfalls könnten andere denken, dass die Zeit für No. Eighteen gekommen sei. Doch Seventeen weiß, dass Sixteen eine verdammt schwierige Aufgabe sein wird.

Seventeen promises to be a thriller. The blurb clearly states that the story holds the key to an unsolved mystery that Yuuki will solve after seventeen long years. Well, I think it's not really a thriller as there wasn't much to thrill me till the end. I had to wait a lot for something substantial to happen but sadly not much happened. This book was a disappointment as it did not deliver what it promised. I was really excited to unravel some things, sadly there wasn't much to unravel. I think that calling it a thriller raises the expectation of the reader and when there isn't much happening for a long time, the reader looses interest and is more likely to give up reading the book. I think this book is more of a Japanese drama than a thriller. On publication in Japan SEVENTEEN achieved a 2003 Weekly Bunshun Mystery Ranking #1 and came second in the first Honya Award in 2004. It was subsequently made into a TV drama (2005) and then a film (2008), both of which won multiple awards in Japan. What happens when you return from your summer holiday ten pounds heavier? Let us hope the condition is temporary. Meanwhile, you have to dress to minimize.” The plot is just crazy enough to make you wonder how real some of these roles and events are. Are all the characters and individual events believable? Not really. Is the overall plot just crazy enough to make you question how real it is? You bet it is! If hot pink on you makes people want to say: 'Pink, where are you going with that girl?' use it for a scarf or shirt rather than a whole dress.”It's 1992. Like every other seventeen-year-old boy, Joe has one eye on his studies, the other on his social life - smoking, Britpop, girls. He's looking ahead to a gap year full of travel and adventure before university when his teacher - attractive, mid-thirties - takes an interest in him. It seems like a fantasy come true. Musical Seventeen, adapted by Sally Benson, produced in New York City in 1951, with Kenneth Nelson and Ann Crowley.

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