Sunday, April 03, 2011

Exposure by Therese Fowler

My review of Therese Fowler's Exposure appeared in the April 1, 2011 issue of Library Journal.  It is reprinted here with permission.

Fowler, Therese. Exposure. Ballantine. May 2011. c.384p. ISBN 9780345515537. $25. F

Fowler (Souvenir) enters Jodi Picoult territory with a revealing novel about the dangers of “sexting” (explicit text messaging). Anthony Winter and Amelia Wilkes have their future planned. They will finish their senior year at Ravenswood Academy in Raleigh, NC, move to New York City, study drama at NYU, and pursue careers in theater. Neither counted on Amelia’s wealthy father, Harlan, finding pictures of them naked on her computer and calling the police. An overzealous district attorney soon arrests Anthony, Amelia, and even Anthony’s mother on felony charges. Facing the possibility of separation and imprisonment, Anthony and Amelia flee together, a desperate act that could end in tragedy. VERDICT Drawing on an actual event in Fowler’s own family, her latest novel will appeal to readers of contemporary issues novels and soap opera fans, despite an awkward opening. It is young adult readers, though, who will embrace this story of teen love and desperation. [Library marketing.]—Lesa Holstine, Glendale P.L., AZ

Copyright 2011. Library Journals, LLC. Reprinted with permission.

FTC Full Disclosure - My copy was supplied by Library Journal in order to review the book


bermudaonion said...

I'm not a fan of soap operas, but I do like to read about current issues. I'm looking forward to this book!

Lesa said...

Great, Kathy. I hope you enjoy it.

Kris said...

Sounds like a pretty good ya...I'll have to give it a go.

Lesa said...

Come back and let us know what you thought, Kris, when you get to read it.