Exposure by Therese Fowler is a story of young love gone terribly wrong. Amelia and Anthony are high school seniors bidding their time until they can go to college together. They plan on going to school in New York and want to try to make names for themselves on Broadway. Until then their relationship is being kept under wraps, so Amelia’s overbearing father, Harlan Wilkes doesn’t get wind of it and tear them apart. Harlan had Amelia’s life all planned out for her, and her theater loving boyfriend isn’t want he has in mind.
They plan on telling her parents about their plans once Amelia turns eighteen, but what they didn’t expect was Harlan to open up her laptop and find what they’d been hiding! Once Harlan’s eyes have been opened he is out for blood…Anthony’s blood. Harlan goes on a tirade having the police, DA, the school and the media out for young Anthony. What he doesn’t want to see is Amelia and Anthony are in love with each other. Will Harlan ever see their love or will it be too late?
What a story! This definitely has a modern day Romeo and Juliette underscore to it. Therese Fowler wrote a wonderful book that really captures those strong adolescent feelings of love. With an added jarring of reality of love in modern times (you know facebook, camera phones, and laptops). I was shocked over and over again with the legal system and news slants. It really made me stop and think about my own daughter and the new realities she faces in this technical savvy world she lives in, so different than the one I was in. It made me stop to realize how behind our legal system is compared to current technology.
I picked up this book every chance I got. I plan on reading more by Therese Fowler!
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