Monday, March 18, 2013

Lauren Myracle's TTYL: Squirting Teens & Topless Nymphets

Before we read Lauren Myracle's ttyl, I didn't realize that the book was on the American Library Association's list of books people wanted to ban. Of course, we read it to review the relationship between Mr. H, the English teacher, and Zoe, his 15-year-old student, but we were surprised when we read in the Young Adult (YA) book that:
  1. 15-year-old Angela was excited about the opportunity to fantasize about her classmate's "summer sausage" 
  2. 15-year-old Margaret, "[...] ejaculates [...] [and] she squirts when she comes." 
  3. 15-year-old Angela wanted to have a relationship with a bohemian Georgia State University (GSU) student, but he already had Leslie, a fellow GSU student, and more importantly, he didn't realize that Angela had a crush on him.
  4. 15-year-old Maddie danced topless on a table at a GSU frat party as camera phones snapped away. 
In terms of the teacher/student relationship, Zoe was initially attracted to her teacher because, "[...] he's NICE. cuz he treated me like i was a person instead of a kid. that what was so great - we were just ppl having a discussion." 

They went out several times, but when Mr. H, wearing a pair of Speedos, invited Zoe to join him in the hot tube, she became "paralyzed", and she ended the relationship. 

The fact that ttyl is a YA book is very telling.

Is Lauren Myracle America's Most Hated Author? (Daily Beast)

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