He Said, She Said

Teacher and Teen Tell Their Story in France

Forbidden Love, the first-person account of the relationship between schoolteacher Mary Letourneau, now 36, and her "victim," Vili Fualaau, now 15, hit the bookstores in Paris last week. The book portrays a couple who, while fond of each other, had very different views on several issues, including the source of their attraction (She: "He is...a poet capable of lyricism, an artist full of spirit and talent"; He: "I was 12 years old and I had never f___ed anyone... I wanted to...see what it was like"); whom their relationship might affect (She: "They never told me, never, that I could never see...

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