Title: The Classroom
Author: A.L. Bird
Publication Date: September 16, 2018
Publisher: HQ Digital
A big thank you to NetGalley and HQ Digital for the opportunity to read and review this book!
Book reads summar:
Letting go of your daughter for the first time isn’t easy.
But the classroom is the one place she should be safe.
Kirsten brings her daughter, Harriet, to class for the first time and meets her new teacher, Miriam Robertson – unknown to Kirsten, or anybody else, Miriam has her own agenda…and it includes Harriet.
The story was a bit difficult to get interested at first. This was mostly because of the formatting of the ARC. The paragraphs were separated at odd points of the story, and some punctuation was off – but that doesn’t have anything to do with the story itself.
I like the different take on a story like this. Miriam has her eyes fixated on Harriet as the perfect and beautiful little girl. A few twists in the story come about that I definitely didn’t see coming, but for the most part…I really didn’t care for Miriam. And it’s not for reasons that would be obvious, although they are in those reasons for not caring for her.
She deluded herself into this fairy tale of hers that she’ll take Harriet and they will all be happy together. Nobody seems to REALLY think about the child in the story. Kirsten and her overly childish husband, Ian, don’t see eye to eye on anything and it got frustrating – I almost thought maybe Harriet was better off with Miriam after all.
I give the story three stars. It was a good story to tell. The characters (adults mainly) were not likable and quite honestly…I felt more sorry for Harriet for being put in the middle of something that she neither deserved or asked for.
It’s obvious that these three adults do love this little girl, but have some odd ways of showing it. It was an all around good story to read. If you are curious as to what Miriam’s plans were and how Kirsten and Ian were truly a part of it, the book is available for pre-order and will be published on September 16.