[E-BOOK] Consent Consent Nancy Ohlin ebooks | Download PDF | *ePub | DOC | audiobook #1384874 in Books Ohlin Nancy 2016-11-08 2016-11-08Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 8.25 x .70 x 5.50l, .0 #File Name: 1442464917288 pagesConsent | File size: 76.Mb Nancy Ohlin : Consent before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised Consent: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. ConsentBy AngieI cannot pass up on a student-teacher affair story, so of course I had to read Consent. Beatrice is a musical prodigy, but no one knows it. At least until her new Music History teacher overhears her playing in the practice room. Not only is Mr. Rossi hot (he looks like Kit Harrington), but he's the first person to encourage Bea's talent. Even her best friend has no clue what Bea wants to do after high
school and has basically written out her future for her. It's no wonder that she starts to fall for him, but she isn't sure if he returns her feelings or if she's just imaging things.Consent was a good, quick read. It certainly wasn't the passionate, dramatic tale that I was hoping for, but I enjoyed it. Bea is basically just floating through life. She hides her piano talent and goes along with whatever plans her best friend, Plum, comes up with. But when people ask her about it, she lies. But she does tell the truth to Mr. Rossi and that's what starts them spending extra time together outside of the classroom. Soon they become much more than just student and teacher and have to deal with the fall out of being caught.The one thing that kept me from fully getting into Consent was that no one had any personality. It was the possibility of Bea and Mr. Rossi getting caught and finding out what would happen next which kept me furiously flipping pages. I never truly believed that Bea was in love with Mr. Rossi, because he came across as very flat and awkward. There was nothing to him other than being a music teacher. Likewise, Plum was just there to push Bea into going to a college not of her choosing and then dealing with the backlash of being lied to. And as for Bea, I thought she was going to be a pathological liar with the way she keeps mentioning how she can't stop lying. But she really doesn't lie that much, except for about things she wants to keep to herself.Other than the disappointing characterization, I really liked Consent. I really cannot not read this type of story. I love the taboo! I liked how Bea and Mr. Rossi's relationship developed, even if I wished he had more personality so I could see why she liked him aside from his looks. I also liked how things were resolved. It felt realistic. I do want to know what happened afterward though, since it does have an open ending.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. 3.5 stars to this open ended novelBy CarleneBea's life is just perfect; she has good grades, she has an amazing best friend, and she uses lies to cover up the rest. Her family is almost non-existent, she doesn't want what her best friend wants, and her own dreams are impossible. With college applications looming and hard decisions to be made, Bea finds herself in an elected music history course. There she meets Dane, her substitute teacher. He's young, charismatic, British, and he has a true ear for music. When Dane hears Bea play the piano he encourages her to succeed, setting her up for all hopes of achieving a dream she had kept hidden for so long. What starts as encouragement soon grows to more when Bea develops feelings and Dane reveals his as well. A trip to New York later, and a major opportunity on the horizon, things fall apart when Bea must question their relationship, herself, and who Dane really is.Bea is seventeen, which seems both old and young all at the same time. While I am not one to encourage relationships with teachers, I have seen it work in real life and I have read plenty of books with similar story lines. The relationship between her teacher, Dane, and Bea makes the reader question Dane, because how is it so easy for a man of his decorum to fall into a relationship so easily. He crosses the line several times and I personally thought immediately he must have done this before. It's the way in which Nancy Ohlin writes his character, with so much charm, with a true love of music that blurs the rules. Then there's Bea, our main character. She's biracial, constantly filled with guilt and lies, and lacking a true family home. She's relies on her best friend's family, she acts like more of an adult, and her love of music is hers alone. What starts as just music grows to so much more. Not only does Dane fulfill a missing hole for Bea, but he nurtures her in a way she lacked. So while Bea is this adult child, she's also still so young and her maturity level and emotions show that. I love that we only read from her POV, because it allows the reader to really see how Bea's thoughts work, how the relationship looks only from her eyes, how that approval of music meant so much, and when things heat up with the investigation how she finds her family filling that hole she didn't even realize she had. This is a short novel, so things move fast, but the life of Bea is sadly perfect for the situation. Dane and Bea fall so easily into a relationship, because no one is looking at Bea and worrying. I do love that her best friend is there no matter what, even at the times it feels uncomfortable. It allowed me to really think about the fact that they weren't warned off of this sort of thing or really taught the rules.Of course, I like the open ended ending, because we as readers don't really know what the future holds for Dane and Bea. We do know that Dane has held on hope and Bea has moved on to realize her freshman year of college is promising, because her life has changed so drastically since they first met. Their relationship is both exciting and scary, because Bea has all these emotions, but she also has fear of discovery and the natural thoughts of a young woman when she starts really looking at who Dane is. While their relationship is one that is illegal, it is easy to see from Bea's point of view and the emotions that are involved. It's also fairly easy to see why Bea chooses space from Dane, even though the emotions are still there. I appreciated that the author gave us just one POV, allowing us to understand the mind of a seventeen going on eighteen year old girl.I needed about another 6 chapters to Consent, not because it was a book I super wanted to hang onto, but I felt like everything was smoothed over. There wasn't enough to the investigation, into the school and Bea's peers thoughts, or even her own. On top of that, consent is merely mentioned within a couple of chapters, then it too is passed over. While I really enjoyed the natural way in which Bea realized she couldn't be with Dane, I don't feel as though it was due to learning about consent, but more about how she felt about Dane when she learned about his past and reviewed her feelings during the investigation. It made the story so much more romantic, if that's a term you want to connect to the student/teacher relationship, instead of a lesson.While I ended this book feeling like it lacked some things, it did not disappoint. Consent is very well-written and I think is a great addition to the young adult genre. The situation between Bea and her teacher, Dane, isn't unique, but I do feel like this book stands out because there is so much more to it than just the taboo relationship. This book makes you think about what is right and wrong, and the hazy line in between.0 of 0
people found the following review helpful. Spoilers!By ladymegedwardsI quite enjoyed this novel. I was especially pleased with the layering of characteristics in each person; both flaws and virtues as we find in real-life people. Given the heavy, and intense, nature of the content; I found the presentation was open to interpretation, as to whether a crime had been committed.The reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 is the ending of the police investigation. I find it absurd in this day and age that the NYPD would be unable to locate the hotel the two of them had stayed in or track down that Bea purchased condoms while staying at that hotel. In this layered and thoughtful contemporary novel, (School Library Journal) an intenseand passionatebond between a high school senior and her music teacher becomes a public scandal that threatens the reputation of both.Bea has a secret. Actually, she has more than one. Theres her dream for the future that she cant tell anyonenot her father and not even her best friend, Plum. And now theres Dane Rossi. Dane is hot, he shares Beas love of piano, and he believes in her. Hes also Beas teacher. When their passion for music crosses into passion for each other, Bea finds herself falling completely for Dane. Shes never felt so wanted, so understood, so known to her core. But the risk of discovery carries unexpected surprises that could shake Bea entirely. Bea must piece together what is and isnt true about Dane, herself, and the most intense relationship shes ever experienced in this absorbing novel from Nancy Ohlin, the author of Beauty. From School Library JournalGr 9 UpBetween all of the lies she tells at school about her nonexistent piano teacher and her supposedly okay home life, Beatrice Kim has a lot of secrets even before starting her senior year at Andrew Jackson High School. Then Bea meets her music history teacher. Mr. Rossi is young and good-looking and completely believes in Bea's potential as a professional pianistsomething Bea hasn't ever allowed herself to consider. When their shared passion for music turns into something else, Bea and Rossi begin a sexual relationship that could ruin them both. Bea thinks she knows what she is doing and what she wants. She thinks Rossi understands her and loves her. But with the threat of discovery looming, she will have to confront uncomfortable truths about herself and her relationship. This work, reminiscent of Sara Zarr's The Lucy Variations (Little, Brown, 2013), explores how Bea lost her love for the piano and how she can reclaim it. It also is an often uncomfortable examination of a relationship that never should have happened. Despite the problems Bea hints at in her home life and the lies she tells, everything comes very easily to her. She is at the top of her class despite having no real interest in college. She is a piano prodigy with perfect pitch, although she has never had formal lessons. She is conveniently at a recently rebranded "Campus for Baccalaureate and Performing Arts," despite having a nearly pathological desire to avoid the piano at the beginning of the novel. Readers who can get past these contrivances will be rewarded with a layered and thoughtful contemporary novel. The push and pull between what is perceived and what is true throughout the narrative adds another dimension to the unreliable first- person narration as readers and Bea contemplate Rossi's agenda. VERDICT Despite some heavy-handed moments, Ohlin delivers an open-ended novel ripe for discussion as readers follow the plot's twists and turns.Emma Carbone, Brooklyn Public Library "A compassionate but clearsighted look at student-teacher liaisons." (Kirkus s)"A layered and thoughtful contemporary novel." (School Library Journal)Consent is as delicate, asprofound and as subtle as the music that gifted young pianist Beatrice plays inmoments of near-mystical inspiration. Nancy Ohlin tackles a very delicatesubject with so much wisdom, so much clear-eyed honesty, and such a deft touchthat I was blownaway. A quick read you cant put down. (Michael Grant, bestselling author of GONE)About the AuthorNancy Ohlin is the author ofConsent;Always,Forever; andBeauty. She is also the author of the Shai Emmie series with Quevenzhan Wallis. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Nancy divided her time between there and Ohio. She received a BA in English from the University of Chicago, and she lives in Ithaca, New York, with her family. Learn more at NancyOhlin.com.