Written by Teresa Toten & Eric Walters
Katie likes to believe she’s invisible. It seems so much safer than being exposed as who she is: shy, poor, and vulnerable. So getting up in front of audience as the lead in her school’s production of The Taming of the Shrew should be complete torture. But as Katie tells it, something totally unexpected happened when she stepped on stage: “My head exploded. I loved it. Acting hit me like a sucker punch and I loved, loved, loved it! Invisible Katie became visible Katherina.”
Evan is, as they say, another story. He knows just what it takes to get noticed, and he uses every one of the skills he’s perfected from years of being the new kid at yet another new school. Rich, smart, and ridiculously charming, he’s like nothing and no one Katie has ever encountered. How then could someone like him possibly be interested in someone like her? But before she knows it they are inseparable. Over the dizzying course of their relationship, Katie must confront the fact that the power of love can conceal darker truths.
Walters and Toten offer an unflinching look at the dark side of young love that is both believable and – importantly – entertaining.
— Quill & Quire, Starred Review
Eric Waters and Teresa Toten have written a powerful novel about the brutal realities of high school dating.
— Resource Links
Emotional manipulation, fights, making up, sex, abuse-it’s all here in one fast read. This collaborative work is bound to catch the attention of teens and fans of books that look beyond the fluff and sparkle of so many teen romances.
— CM MAGAZINE
The Taming is an absolutely excellent book book that succeeds admirably in what it is trying to do.
I’d spent the entire night wrapped up in a 21 century rendition of The Taming of the Shrew, it was THAT good!