This Gorgeous Game

This Gorgeous Game

Book - 2010 | 1st ed.
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Seventeen-year-old Olivia Peters, who dreams of becoming a writer, is thrilled to be selected to take a college fiction seminar taught by her idol, Father Mark, but when the priest's enthusiasm for her writing develops into something more, Olivia shifts from wonder to confusion to despair.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374314729
Branch Call Number: FREIT
Characteristics: 208 p. ; 22 cm.


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Mar 23, 2017

I have no words for this book. The book was not interesting at all, and it's kind of creepy because there's an old man who is a priest and a famous writer, and he's stalking a 17-year-old girl. I didn't enjoy the book. I feel like there wasn't much detail put into the characters with their physical traits. Hard to imagine what they look like. Also, the romance was pathetic too, it made no sense what so ever and the book was kind of boring. The summary of the book is that there is a girl named Olivia Peters who dreams of becoming a writer, and so she wins a writing contest and gets to go to a class with a famous writer who is also a priest and he turns out to be a creepy stalker. Olivia is somewhat a dense character because after a long time she finally figures out that the priest, who she believed was her “role model” is stalking her and always trying to get her attention. No offense but like some people said, this book does get you thinking about the author and it probably had been rushed. I don't want to read it again…..ever. 2/5 stars
- @AquafinaAstro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 31, 2013

i think i would have to agree with Starryskies. i was quite dissapointed with this book. This type of book gets you thinking about the auther....

Jan 23, 2013

I actually really liked this book! so much creepiness with a touch a naivete and romance was really wonderful! this could most definently happen in real life! LOVE!


May 27, 2012

This book is so relevant to today's issues regarding the Catholic Church. A truly wonderful book.

May 10, 2012

this book was alright

Jan 09, 2011

i thought this book was very creepy. a stalker priest gives me the jitters. this is not something i would usually read but i thought i would give it a try. it disappointed me on how the conflict was resolved because it was very rushed. i don't think i would like to read it again. :(

gnsarah Oct 04, 2010

Won writing contest

College, boys, but something is wrong

Stalked by a priest, yuck

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Aug 31, 2013

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