Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Precocious by Joanna Barnard . Review

If you have read and loved Lolita in the past them I think you will really appreciate this story with a more modern feel to it . The main character is a woman who comes across a man she had a relationship with when she was a young teen. The big difference with the relationship she had was that she was a student and he was a teacher. Many years later they meet by accident and she is married to a sensible reliable guy and her ex teacher is single . Meeting again brings back memories and she innocently agrees to meet up again with him. Does a leopard change his spots with age and could they make a go off their relationship now. The story is deeply disturbing on many levels .. abuse of power in all forms and you can't look away when reading this as you need  to know what is going to happen by the end. While not explicit it still causes unease.
If you loved Lolita you will likely enjoy this tale too. Fascinating reading!!!!

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Lovereading.co.uk
This book is due to be published in July and will be available from Lovereading and all other good bookstores then.
Below please find a link to this book on the Lovereading website. 


  1. It manages to say a lot without being too in your face with the details