Author: Therese Fowler
Genre: YA Fiction/Contemporary
Publisher: Ballantine Books (May, 2011)
Hardcover: 384 pages
Source: Borrowed from Library
Available on: Amazon | Barnes&Noble | TheBookDepository
My Rating: 3/5
Description from GoodReads:
In Exposure, Therese Fowler has written her most gripping novel to date—a ripped-from-the-headlines story of ardent young love and a nightmarish legal maelstrom that threatens to destroy two families.My Review :
Amelia Wilkes’s strict father does not allow her to date, but that doesn’t stop the talented, winsome high school senior from carrying on a secret romance with her classmate Anthony Winter. Desperately in love, the two envision a life together and plan to tell Amelia’s parents only after she turns eighteen and is legally an adult. Anthony’s mother, Kim, who teaches at their school, knows—and keeps—their secret. But the couple’s passion is exposed sooner than planned: Amelia’s father, Harlan, is shocked and infuriated to find naked pictures of Anthony on his daughter’s computer. Just hours later, Anthony is arrested.
Despite Amelia’s frantic protests, Harlan uses his wealth and influence with local law enforcement and the media to label Anthony a deviant who preyed on his innocent daughter. Spearheaded by a zealous prosecutor anxious to turn the case into a public crusade against “sexting,” the investigation soon takes an even more disturbing and destructive turn.
As events spiral wildly out of control and the scandalous story makes national news, Amelia and Anthony risk everything in a bold and dangerous attempt to clear their names and end the madness once and for all.
A captivating page-turner, Therese Fowler’s Exposure is also a deftly crafted, provocative, and timely novel that serves as a haunting reminder of the consequences of love in the modern age.
Exposure is a a well written thought provoking novel. Amelia and Anthony are a normal high school serious couple. They are young, in love and anxiously awaiting their future together. The only problem is that Amelia's father is overprotective and does not want her daughter dating Anthony. Everything seems to be gong their way until one day her father discovers inappropriate pictures of Anthony. The discovery of these pictures puts into motion a series of events that threaten to destroy not only their relationship but the well being of both families.
Exposure examines love in an ever changing culture. Anthony and Amelia can be seen as modern Romeo and Juliet. It will captivate you from the beginning, not only because it is well written but because it is so believable you can see it happening in today's society. This is a great book to encourage discussion on the phenomenon of "sexting" that is so prevalent in today's youth.