Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Teacher and Me by Dennis Zinner {Book Review}


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Fred's life seems to be great, but there's always something missing, something he is in search of. Throughout the book, while Fred is in search of his missing internal pieces, he meets many people, and each one leaves an impact on his life that leads him closer and closer to self discovery.

Of course, I instantly liked Fred and enjoyed watching him morph into a better person chapter after chapter. Fred goes through an emotional roller coaster of ups and downs with positive and negative stories that can be related by a variety of readers. This makes it so much easier to relate to a character which, for me, makes for a much more enjoyable of a read.

There were a few things that I noticed about the author's writing style that I found to be distracting from the plot of the story. The first thing I noticed before I even opened the book was the title. Grammatically, I believe it should be titled The Teacher and I. Was the title supposed to represent the growing and learning that is done within the character or is it much simpler than that?

Along with the title, I noticed many more grammatical errors as I continued reading, which I always find to be very distracting from the plot. I can't help but to catch the mistakes, and I focus more on that than the subject in which I am reading.

There were many elements to this book where sub plots and detailed stories needed to be explained, in order to get to the bigger picture. I found a few of these side stories, or sub plots to go off into a deep end, which lead me down a very distracting path away from the initial story.

All in all I found this to be a very touching story that was enjoyable to read and I have already recommended this book to a few of my friends who I know would enjoy it. I give this book 4/5.


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