Fifteen year old Alena Pavlis, like many teenage school girls, has a crush on her teacher, Mr Stanley Hawthorne. As innocent as this may sound, this is the start of a dangerous and down spiraling path for young Alena. She is a vulnerable young girl who has just lost her father to cancer and is looking for comfort, a shoulder to cry on. Instead of turning to her mother, herFifteen year old Alena Pavlis, like many teenage school girls, has a crush on her teacher, Mr Stanley Hawthorne. As innocent as this may sound, this is the start of a dangerous and down spiraling path for young Alena. She is a vulnerable young girl who has just lost her father to cancer and is looking for comfort, a shoulder to cry on. Instead of turning to her mother, her friends or a counsellor, she yearns for solace of a different nature. She goes looking for this comfort in an older man - her maths teacher, who she sees as her gorgeous, sexualised father. He, of course, completely encourages her attention seeking behaviour and lures the fifteen year old student into an adult sexual relationship which she clearly is not ready for, physically or emotionally. It soon becomes clear that this crush, which should be a normal process in a girl's life, has become deadly, whereby Mr Hawthorne capitalises on her grief to groom her for sex and make her feel he is the only one who can take away her pain sexually, by inviting her into his swanky BMW to partake in lewd sexual acts, and into his bed. This intimate relationship with this broken young schoolgirl is not only illegal, but it is wrong of Mr Hawthorne to take advantage of a child who is grieving her dead father and is in turmoil and mixed up emotionally.Mr Hawthorne takes full advantage of his position of power and he abuses his position of trust. He knows Alena is fragile and needs someone to talk to, so he uses her vulnerabilities as a 'way in', and convinces her that his 'love' will change her life forever.He encourages her to keep the affair a secret and lie to her friends and family, so they can continue their illicit liaison behind closed doors. This predatory teacher even lies to the school about giving Alena private lessons, to conceal the relationship. Alena likes the idea of this secret 'fling', but she does not initially understand what the consequences of hiding such a relationship would be and how it would damage her self esteem. Also, her own safety, and what danger she was putting herself in, was not considered at all.No matter how much a child says they enjoy the fun of being involved with an older person, one of their school teachers, they have to understand that it is a abusive relationship, which can be both damaging and harmful and it could go on to scar them emotionally for months, even years after the relationship has ended. These students (victims) can often be convinced by the teacher, the groomer, that they are in a 'loving and fulfilling relationship', but this is not true. An adult cannot desire and lust after a child, and call it love. No, this is abuse. No matter which way you spin the coin, abuse is abuse. The groomer may persuade the student to think otherwise, but really, they are lying to them simply to continue getting pleasure and thrills out of the relationship.Clearly, Alena and Stanley's relationship is not love. In fact, love doesn't even come into the equation. Stanley Hawthorne simply wants to have sexual gratification from sleeping with an underage student, and he likes the excitement of having what he should never have. This, I think, is why some teachers have affairs with students. They get a buzz out of bedding a young person who they are not legally allowed to have. It gives them a sense of salacious joy, a twisted contentment, something they cannot get when sleeping with consenting adults.Alena's explosive story highlights the dangerous of such relationships and wants to open people's eyes to what these liaisons can do to children at the time of the affair, and years later. Long after the relationship has ended, a child can suffer terrible psychological and emotional issues, that can affect them quite badly for many years. It can, in some cases, affect them when they are starting to have consenting relationships as an older teen, or adult.'Dangerous Calculations' is based on a true story - one of my friends had an affair with a teacher, something I was truly horrified to find out about when I was 16. My friend and the teacher acted quite normally around each other in public, no one would have ever known that something untoward was going on! This is the true danger of concealed abuse. It is deadly, and needs to be stamped out in schools, to protect innocent children from predators in, and out, of the classroom.It's strange that, in recent years, there have been a growing number of stories coming to press about teacher/student relationships. Yet, for the most part, this subject is still pretty taboo. My book, 'Dangerous Calculations', is one of the few books in the Kindle store that tackle this important issue. Perhaps, people just don't wish to talk about it and want to push it under the carpet because it is easier to do so. Or maybe, they simply think it's too much of a sensitive topic to write about. As long as these books are written with dignity and grace, it is vital for these issues to be written about and discussed. How else can we deal with such a big problem, if we don't talk about it?...
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Dangerous Calculations Reviews
This was the second book I had read by Michelle, having thoroughly enjoyed her first - Heaven Calls For An Angel. Although the stories of these two books are very different, I found many of the themes to be the same. Both feature young girls struggling with difficult situations. While Jodie struggled with her terminal cancer, Alena is the victim of a merciless paedophilic teacher. The book starts out with the naive protagonist lusting after her handsome maths teacher in the way many young girls look up to handsome older men. However, when she gets involved with him, things get out of her control and she becomes more and more vulnerable to his inappropriate predatory actions. This book is uncomfortable to read, because it raises a whole array of moral issues and plants you firmly in Alena's shoes. It is very sexually explicit, which might normally be exciting to read, but you have to keep reminding yourself that this is just a child! Michelle's writing is exquisite and she has a way of describing things that enables you to picture everything vividly in your mind. I really envy the way she is able to draw the reader in so wholly and produce such a wide array of emotions in just one short story! This story will be continued in Michelle's upcoming full-length novel, 'The Glass Heart Girl' - I can't wait to read it!