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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Exposure by Therese Fowler

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" is:

Exposure by Therese Fowler

Release Date: May 3, 2011
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Age Group: Young Adult

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.

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.

Oohh a book about ‘sexting’, now if you’re over the age of umm lets say 30 you’re probably asking what the heck is this ‘sexting’ well according to that fabulous free source of information known as Wikipedia ‘sexting’ is sending sexually explicit messages via cell phone or instant messenger. Now personally I cant imagine why anyone would want to do such a thing, I mean come on if I have learnt anything from celebrity scandals of the past its never NEVER send someone a lewd photo of yourself but apparently this ‘sexting’ is more prevalent than I thought with 20% of American teens (ages 13-19) and 33% of young adults (ages 20-26) having shared nude or semi-nude pictures of themselves either via text or by posting online (look at me I did some research). So long story short this book is probably a really good idea as it will enlighten young adults about this issue plus it just sounds like a really engrossing read. Also I like how it wasn’t the girl that was sending the photos but the boy which is a pleasant change.

Here’s what Teresa has said about Exposure

“This, my third novel, was inspired by a crisis my son and our family endured in 2009. Because of that, it's very close to my heart. I hope readers will embrace it as well.”

It appears Teresa has had some experience with this issue, which can only add to the novel by making it more realistic.

So if this book tickles your fancy why not read an excerpt HERE!

Well that’s my “waiting on” pick, what's yours this week?

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