The Dorm

 
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The Dorm
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16+
Release Date
March 16, 2017
ISBN
978-1612968377
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‘Every girl has that one guy she keeps going back to. And no one knows why. Not even her.’
Blair Palmer is in love.
Embarking on her first semester away from home, settling into life at the dorm, she meets senior Logan Mills. He’s everything she could want; smart, charming, forceful, possessive, a perfect gentleman who promises to keep her safe. Soon he separates her from her best friend – but it’s only because he wants her all to himself. Even though her friends claim otherwise, even though he forces Blair to turn her back on her imperfect family – she knows that it’s because he loves her. And she knows he’ll love her forever, even after he crushes her into someone no one ever thought she’d be. Because Logan would never hurt her… right?
Blair’s friends are forced to become onlookers as she spirals downwards into a toxic relationship.
The Dorm is a coming-of-age novel about seduction, manipulation, and betrayal. Will her family's unconditional love be enough to save her?

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A fantastic, suspenseful read
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Terri Weinmann clearly demonstrated her understanding of toxic, abusive relationships with how she creates a very realistic one between Blair Palmer and Logan Mills. This is not the normal love at first sight sort of romance; instead it is a story of how the seemingly perfect love can prove to be about control and isolation.
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This is a book that would appeal most to an audience of female young adults who enjoy coming of age novels with a dark feel. Blair Palmer has just begun living away from home and is in her first semester when she meets Logan Mills, a senior. She feels like she has hit the jackpot and that he is the perfect gentleman, who is both intelligent and charming. His promises of love and safety lull her into a false sense of security and lead her to ignore him separating her from her friends and family. Slowly Logan begins to change who Blair is as a person, but it is all for her own good and because he loves her ... or is it?
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