Against the Wall

Against the Wall

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by Julie Prestsater
     
 

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Shelly Gelson had it all...a job teaching English at Carver High, her best friend Mel working by her side, and she's engaged to her high school sweetheart Chase Marino. That is until Chase breaks her heart and leaves her for another teacher at the school. Now Shel is left broken hearted and trying to figure out what she wants while watching Chase and the home wrecker…  See more details below

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Shelly Gelson had it all...a job teaching English at Carver High, her best friend Mel working by her side, and she's engaged to her high school sweetheart Chase Marino. That is until Chase breaks her heart and leaves her for another teacher at the school. Now Shel is left broken hearted and trying to figure out what she wants while watching Chase and the home wrecker make moon eyes at each other. Enter Matt Fuller, Shel's friend for the past 5 years and the perfect rebound. He's gorgeous, smart, funny and fits into Shel's idea of the right guy. Only problem is there may be more there than just a simple rebound. Is it a way to fill a void left by Chase, or is there more smoldering between these two friends? Find out what happens when the bell rings and the teenage drama ends and the adult drama begins. Who says being a teacher is boring? They obviously haven't met the teachers at Carver High.

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ISBN-13:
9781477571088
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/02/2012
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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Against The Wall 4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 298 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast and funny - a good read! The only caveat I have is the profanity - not that I have anything against profanity, but none of my fellow teachers dare curse like the ones in this book, even in private, for fear of what might pop out of our mouths in the classroom - or worse, in conference!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very dissapointed in this book. Good story line, but too many F words. Sex was way over the top. I am not a prude, but way over done. Leaves nothing to the imagination. If all her writing is like this, will not read her books.
Andrea813 More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge huge huge fan of Julie Prestsater's writing. Her YA Double Threat series is one of my favorites so I was really happy to see she wrote a story about the teachers at Carver High. I had remembered the teachers in the series but didn't really really remember them until I read Against the Wall and I must say I loved getting to know them better. The story is about Shel, an English teacher at Carver High, who has just had her heart broken by not only her high school sweetheart and fiancé, but by her co-worker. Dealing with seeing Chase every day is harder and harder now that he is dating another teacher at the school. With the help of her bestie Mel and hot teacher and friend Matty Shel finds that what she thought was true love may have been nothing close to it and love may be right in plain sight. Honestly I loved watching the friendship of Shel and Matty grow and expand as it progressed. He was the best friend she could have and exactly what she needed. He didn't push her or press for something she wasn't ready for. He was supportive and just their for her. Basically every girls dream. :-) Prestsater has managed to mix fun and emotion and laughter into this wonderful stories about teachers outside of the classroom. I can't wait to read more about Mel in the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one was good. I guess I just thought the push and pull of the two main characters was too long and the ending wrapped up too quickly. Still a good read though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and it's sequel. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These were supposed to be mature grown ups? Ifelt like I was listening to an ignorant teenager trying to tell a story. It was horrible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It started a little slow for me, but got a little better. They were teachers around 30ish, but it was a little high schoolish to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
was put off by the vocabulary use, not the swearing.  Seems like this person is IN junior high school.  Not worth the effort.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the friendship between Mel and Shel. They had me laughing out loud....my husband thought I was crazy! Loved the whole book. Hate that I have to buy the next 2 when this one was free. Read it in one night
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome, modern, love story. Its not the cheesy romance novel you expect. Loved it!
BrandyJ More than 1 year ago
Julie Prestsater has done it again! I've read the books in her Double Threat series and loved getting the chance to read about the teachers in this book! Love it from start to finish. The characters were great! I loved Shel & Mel's friendship. Mel reminded me of my aunt. And what can I say about Matt? He is a great all around guy!! There were a few times I want to smack some sense into Shelly where Matt was concerned! Love taking the journey to finding love with them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a cute story,but the main character was very young acting,and I thought some of the story line was ridiculious
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This auther was unexpectedly funny, i was laughing within seconds of reading the story. I really enjoyed the characters and the story left me feeling good. Its sex scenes were hot , but flowed in the story well. So glad i tried this boook!
Marluvspooh More than 1 year ago
I appreciate the story of real people. No billionaires just average people. People you can relate to. Would love to find more stories like this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i first started reading this book i really didnt think i was going to like it. Boy was i wrong! This book was so funny at some points i laughed out loud. Very entertaining book. Loved the main characters and just loved the whole story. Great read definately! Would recommend for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was cute but the way they all behaved at times just did not fit their age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fun and beautiful love story! I was so invested in the romance of Shelly and Matty that I finished this in one day. I laughed and cried. Highly recommend!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is rare that you can find a free book that's over 400 pgs but I am well aware of why it is free. I'm on pg 24 and I'm done. At the risk of mimicking her terrible language. ..she needs to grow a pair. And I'm not motivated to find out if she does.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is RUINED by Shelly's foul language. It never has a chance to be romantic or even cute because you see f--k or s--t on every single page. She is supposed to be an English teacher, which I find hard to believe. I use my share of profanity but not in every conversation like Shelly does. It is over the top. I tried to read this but about halfway through I couldn't take it anymore and ended up skimming. The ending is super cheesy and corny. After they profess their love the book should just come to an end and yet it doesn't. It drags on, leading to one of the crappiest, super sweet endings I have ever read in my life. I will not read any other books by this author, including Mel's story. I wouldn't even recommend this book AND IT WAS FREE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not finish this book. The main female character is a big time wimp. I cannot believe that she put up with so much garbage, and she claims to still love this guy. Whatever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like this story was written by someone in high school. It had potential, but fell flat. Not sure I would read anything else by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Freakin fantastic for a free book, i couldnt put it down until i was done
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really great book with good character development. Loved the relationship between Shel and Mel reminds me of my best friend and I. So many LOL moments. I knew I was hooked when Shel says, (talking about TV DVDs she owns), "all the gilmore girls and dawson's creek...Joey Potter, can you believe that beyotch got Pacey & is now married to Maverick!!" HILARIOUS!! I def recommend this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a guy but I still found this to be fun; funny, and romantic. I came to feel as if I knew all the characters personally. A good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an author that you really need to keep up with, I don't think I have ever read a book (and I have read hundreds of authors) that made me laugh and tear up as much as this one. Maybe me and the author have the same sense of humor, I don't know but this book was fun and incredibly real. The characters are so down to earth and totally relatable it's like your developing a friendship as you read. Thank you Julie for such a great read and for free! Over 400 pages of fun, laughs and melt your heart moments. A MUST READ!!!!