Thursday, May 26, 2011


I've been reading like crazy lately!  And it feels great!

I couldn't put this novel down.  Amelia and Anthony are high school seniors.  They've been dating secretly for a year.  Amelia's father is very overprotective and won't allow her to date until she's eighteen.  That doesn't stop her from seeing Anthony as often as she can.

During the summer before their senior year, Amelia and her family spend a couple months at the seashore.  Because they miss each other so much, she and Anthony send naked pictures of themselves to each other.

Later that fall, Amelia forgets her laptop at home.  Her father goes through it and finds the pictures of Anthony and believes that he is corrupting his daughter.  He calls the police and Anthony is arrested.

That sets the dominos in motion: one consequence leading to another until the stunning climax.

Therese Fowler writes this novel from personal experience because something similar happened to her son.  Teenagers have no idea how serious their sexting can become.  I've told my students about the book and what can happen.  Makes me glad my own kids are all grown!


S said...

Exposure sounds like a good read! I'll have to check it out. You might be interested in our book giveaway this week:

Darlene said...

I really liked this book as well. It really is scary that this sexting goes on. Of course, there weren't even cell phones yet when I was in high school so it wasn't an issue. I wouldn't want to be a teenager now - too much trouble out there. I think the author did a great job of showing how dangerous this issue can become. Glad you liked this book too!