When Hadley Crump agreed to take reading lessons from Lucinda Browning, he had no idea she would be teaching him lessons the rest of his life. Drawn into the dangerous world of banned books by a girl he’s not meant to have, Hadley finds himself consumed by a world of dark secrets and forbidden books. Games of Great Expectation play out behind closed doors. Star-crossed lovers die poetic deaths. A vampire delivers a painful kiss. Hadley and Lucinda are forced to hide their friendship under loose floorboards and in words written in maple syrup on dirty plates. Through their love affair with books, the pair sets out to create a place where the barriers between race and class are vanquished with the turn of a page, but some lessons are harder to learn than others. Read the popular book club favorite that’s being called The Help’s steamy cousin — 6 months on the bestseller list.
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