There's a bit of a trend at the moment for memoirs based on mainstream careers like doctor, teacher and barrister and The Secret Teacher is perhaps the first semi-popular one to shed light on the education environment.
What I liked most about this book is the author's voice. Obviously, this is a very important part of a memoir, but I think it's easy to let the story do all the work. It's especially important in 'real life' memoirs because there has to be a unique take on the experience and I believe the 'Secret Teacher' managed to achieve this. It was also perfectly balanced between showcasing the strife teachers face thanks to politics and bureaucracy and sharing the fulfilment of educating young people. If you like a memoir, add this to your TBR.
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