Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - Exposure (5/10/11)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

The Rules:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) or so “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers

This week's teaser comes from Exposure by Therese Fowler. It's an adult novel, but the main characters are both seniors in high school. I've only just started it, but I really like Amelia's voice so far. Here's a little snippet from Amelia in regards to her father, who she loves, but has his own plans for her life. Plans that she is wholly against:
The phrase "Daddy's Girl" had been inspired by daughters like Amelia, who couldn't know that by simply growing up they were bound to break their fathers' hearts. Had Amelia known that a tough man could be fragile, too, she might have taken even more care to protect him. ~ pg. 15

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.

*Description taken from Goodread


Marce said...

Great teaser. I only heard of this book within the last week and I added to Wishlist, it sounds amazing.



Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Marce - When I first heard of it, I had a feeling it was going to be so good. Now that I'm a little way in, I'm happy to say that it is not disappointing me in any way. Also, the author drew upon her son's own personal experience to write it. Knowing that makes it that much more real.

Lisa said...

Fantastic teaser!:D
I haven't really heard too much about this book, this is actually the first time I've seen it(:
But thanks to you, I might just have to get a copy and read it(:
Check out my teasers,


кєяo said...

Sounds like it's a heart-breaking book.
My Teaser

BrittLit said...

This sounds really interesting, but I will wait for your review. That cover is a turnoff for me though. Thanks for sharing.

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Oh wow. I hadn't heard of this but it sounds intense -- and timely!

Bere said...

Fantastic teaser, Nikki. This one sounds really interesting. I just read your review on it and I'm convinced that I need to get this one soon. Thanks for sharing, Nikki! =)

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