TAK Cover thumbnail o.5mb Fifteen-year-old Jeevan witnesses his favourite teacher Mr Green and his all-time worst-ever teacher Mrs Greaves snogging and more in the woods, and films it on his phone. But should he share the footage on social media, which would get Mr Green into trouble, too?

As Mrs Greaves’ attitude to Jeevan becomes more and more unacceptable, the moral dilemma intensifies. Why does Mrs Greaves consistently give him really low marks in English and undermine him at every opportunity? Is it because of the colour of his skin?


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