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Stop Don’t Read This has 37 ratings and 5 reviews. Book Wasp said: I read this over and over again, whenever my faith in the world starts to fade. This s. Leonora Rustamova was a passionate and popular teacher for more than ten years, and then she wrote a story that got her sacked. Leonora Rustamova wrote a book for six teenagers. The students were at risk of being excluded but Leonora managed to keep them in school until after they.

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She wrote what rustamiva became a book in her own time, at weekends and on holidays, and promised to read them a chapter every Friday afternoon if they got through a week without any of them being excluded.

So this is hard.

Books by Leonora Rustamova. It hit the UK news and tongues were waggling. Asian Life Mag Digital Magazine.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sarah rated it it was amazing Sep 07, AutoAiming ScuFaiming rated it it was amazing Sep 09, This should be required reading, put it on the curriculum.

A hard lesson for Leonara

Heidi rated it really liked it Nov 22, Order by rsutamova oldest recommendations. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Steven C Townley rated it it was amazing Dec 28, If you are thinking of becoming a teacher you should definitely try this. It is really obvious from what she writes that Rustamova is a passi Leonora Rustamova, affectionately known by her students as Rustwmova Rusty, is a former teacher who was sacked for writing a controversial story featuring reluctant readers from her ‘unteachable’ class.


Rustamova’s “commie boys”, who had once been consigned to the educational scrapheap, have defied expectations and all gone on to further education and employment.

Stop Don’t Read This

Lists with This Book. We were all struggling to find a way of getting through to them and most of the time they were getting excluded. But that was after five or six weeks during which they tried to break her. I regret the mistake that allowed the book to end up boook the website briefly.

Stop Don’t Read This by Leonora Rustamova

It is really obvious from what she writes that Rustamova is a passionate teacher and loved her class of so-called unteachables. But when their teacher, Leonora Rustamovabegan to write her own stories, based on them and a fictional account of their lives, they were gripped. They had had horrific life experiences whereas I was known as the kindly teacher. But what was validating was the support of the kids; that was amazing.

Now that her action against unfair dismissal has also failed, Rustamova has to decide whether or not to appeal. The page story ends with the boys all coming good and being praised by the police as “heroes”. But she has her suspicions about why her teaching methods might not have gone down well with everyone.


Of the denunciation that eventually brought her down, Rustamova said she had no idea who was responsible. The work “Miss Rusty” was doing to engage troubled and school-phobic year-olds first gained her a promotion.

Jan 06, Book Wasp rated it it was amazing. Well done her for writing this book. I read this over and over again, whenever my faith in the world starts to fade. It named the school, although the rest of the content was fictional. We were having conversations and discussions,” said Rustamova.

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Want to Read saving…. I miss it terribly. Rustamova had lost her job, her career, and, during the investigation into her conduct, she was banned from talking to anyone from the school or its community, which included many of her friends.

Read her own telling of what happened, her thoughts and insights into teaching, teenagers and, of course you can make up your own mind about that story. Cherise Stone rated it liked it Mar 19, Lenora Gatewood rated it really liked it Mar 28, Children and teenagers Schools features.