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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 A...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Ballantine Books
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Jackie
This book packs in a lot--several different versions of parental dilemmas, teenage love, lust, social media, cell phone cameras and texting, the law, and more. Much more. It's about society changing faster than the laws that bind it do, faster than most parents and school counselors can keep up with. It's about broad definitions and narrow minds. It's about what we want for ourselves, and what we want for our children. It's about what we expect of ourselves, and what our family expects of us. It...more
Jasmine
uh, something went very very wrong between this book and the inside of my head. I mean I picked it up and I thought wow that's such an interesting idea... I know, I know that should be a warning to me, any book that looks like an interesting premise should be run my karen to make sure I'm not getting ultimately pulled into some kind of insane silliness.

About 30 pages into this book I started to wonder if maybe this is what it was like to read jodi picoult. I mean I've never read her so I have n...more
Therese Fowler
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.
Julie
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Andreia Silva
Romeu e Julieta, o original de William Shakespeare, é uma tragédia (literalmente) e eu, tendo já lido a peça original entrei um bocado a medo neste história. Porque fiquei logo agarrada às personagens principais, o Anthony e a Amelia e tinha medo que o fim fosse similar ao da peça. E não me apetecia nada finais tristes! Mas não querendo desvendar nada do enredo, posso dizer que o final bebe da peça de Shakespeare mas não chega a beber o copo todo! Gostei muito da história, apesar de algumas veze...more
Susana
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Judith
Exposure is a well written captivating love story about teenagers caught committing the very modern crime of "sexting". It's the author's third book and I can honestly say it's her very best. Her writing has matured, is more assertive and her use of language and vocabulary is beautiful. The characters are likable and the situations are believable. It's a book I truly didn't want to put down! The book's appeal is certain to cross many lines: parents of teens will be able to read it and perhaps op...more
Mafi
A ideia do livro é engraçada e mostra que por vezes, por mais que as pessoas nos queiram ajudar e pensem que sabem tudo sobre a nossa vida, só pioram. Como por exemplo o pai da Amelia, oh personagem mais antipática, a pensar que sabia tudo sobre a vida da filha e afinal foi por culpa dele que Amelia e Anthony foram presos e houve aquele escândalo todo!! Que raiva me deu, sempre que ele aparecia em cena!

Gostei do princípio do livro, o romance em segredo de Amelia e Anthony estava a ser muito gir...more
Patrícia
Um segredo profundo e enamorado possibilita o reencontro diário entre duas almas gémeas que nasceram para se acompanharem uma à outra, tanto no amor como na paixão que partilham pelas artes performativas. Mas um segredo desta importância, quando revelado, pode ser o gatilho que disparará a mais certeira e conflituosa das balas... uma bala capaz de encurralar o futuro de um rapaz inocente, de enfurecer um pai ultra protector e de, aos poucos, matar o interior de uma mulher apaixonada.

‹‹Esc@ndalo›...more
Arttemizza
Não compreendo a comparação deste livro com a peça “Romeu e Julieta” nunca li a peça mas vi o filme (não deve ser assim tão diferente) e na minha opinião, não há nada no livro que possa ser semelhante, tirando a premissa de um amor proíbido.

Para além da premissa do “amor proibido” a autora aborda também vários temas e alguns controversos. Como por exemplo, as relações familiares, ao contrario de Anthony que tem uma relação de cumplicidade e confiança como a mãe, Amélia sofre exactamente o contrá...more
Michelle (Michelle&Leslie's Book Picks)
Exposure was the story of Amelia Wilkes and Anthony Winter who were high school seniors, have dreams of staring in Broadway and deeply in love. Their relationship was an open secret in school--their friends know as well as Kim Winter, Anthony's mother, who was a teacher at the school--but Amelia's strict parents do not know. Amelia and Anthony planned to tell her parents of their relationship when Amelia turns eighteen and legally an adult. However, when her father discovers naked pictures of An...more
Crystal
If I could only review this book in a few words it would read like this: "Run, do not walk, to your nearest bookstore and buy this book or download it to your ereader. This is a book that cannot be missed!"

Okay it was more than a few words, but that pretty much sums it up for me. This is one of my best reads of the year. Let's move onto why since I have gushed enough and not backed it up, because people generally read reviews to find out why the reviewer liked or did not like the book (or in thi...more
Raquel Leite
Uma história completamente intrigante e de um certo modo fascinante.
Escândalo mostra-nos como o sistema jurídico por vezes não funciona.E como por vezes a família ao pensar que faz o melhor pelos filhos,nem sempre é o melhor.
Amélia (de dezassete anos)vem de uma família rígida e principalmente o pai que é super protector, no entanto tem completa confiança na sua filha. Querendo esta seguir para o teatro, o seu pai diz que isso não será nenhum futuro, que a vida dos artistas era uma miséria e que...more
Maria
Having never read anything by Therese Fowler before, I dived into this novel not really knowing what to expect. It was one of those books where I read the synopsis, thought it seemed to have a very nice plot idea and instantly bought it.

I can't say I loved it, but I didn't completely dislike it either.
The plot is pretty consistent throughout the entire novel and the character's reactions to every single situation is realistic enough to make you want to keep reading. One of the details that I par...more
Joana
Em Escândalo é nos contada a história de dois jovens que por causa de um pai super protector e muitos mal entendidos acabam por ser arrastados para uma situação que rapidamente sai fora de controlo. Ambos os jovens são presos e a única maneira de acabarem com as acusações de que são vítimas é de uma maneira trágica.

No geral é um livro com uma linguagem simples e que consegue ser cativante. É-nos apresentado apresentado o ponto de vista de um vasto leque de personagens, no entanto tenho que ser s...more
Laura Kay Bolin
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 boyfrie...more
Nancy
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 e...more
Vivien
I won an ARC on goodreads. This was my first time reading Therese Fowler. I really enjoyed the novel. I think it's a book that can cross the YA and Adult lines. It is told in third person from many of the characters in the story, which kept the story fast paced for me. The topic is completely current to today, which I find refreshing. The whole idea of the system taking over like it did in this book is terrifying. It makes you really think and question what you would have done if in the same sit...more
Carla Faleiro
Aquilo que de início parecia uma estória bem interessante, foi-se, com o passar das folhas, tornando numa estória cansativa...
Um casal de adolescentes apaixonados, mas impedidos de assumir a sua relação por imaturidade e receio da reacção de um pai preconceito e que está longe de ser perfeito, mas que exige a perfeição à sua filha de 17 anos...
Mesmo depois de tudo o que o pai de Amélia faz e que a prejudica a ela e a Anthony, ela parece incapaz de o contrariar e de assumir o namoro, deixando que...more
Tammy Adams
I enjoyed this book until the last couple of chapters. All the build-up about Amelia's mom and what she was hiding, why she acted as she did and then we don't even "hear" the conversation or find out what the deal was??? Same thing with her dad's attitude. He was sooo unreasonable and then POW he does a 180 for no reason. Weird. Maybe I'm just dense but I still don't see the point of going out in the cold and getting hypothermia! How did that change all the minds that had been so rigid for the r...more
Becky
"Exposure" is the first novel I've read by Therese Fowler, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Partially based on experience (her son was arrested in 2009, when he was 19, for what would be one of the first "sexting" scandals, and all charges were eventually dropped), "Exposure" is the story of an 18-year-old boy and his 17-year-old girlfriend caught in a whirlwind legal fiasco after the girl's father finds nude pictures of the boy on his daughter's computer. Assuming the boy is pressuring his daughter...more
Kaethe
Jul 28, 2011 Kaethe marked it as stricken
Reading the reviews I get the feeling she's mining Picoult territory: dramatic ripped-from-the=headlines plots that involve a great deal of legal proceedings, and the fun twist of making the victims those who are normally the perpetrators.
Meghan
Crammed full of one-dimensional characters and improbable situations, Exposure is positively ridiculous. Written for people who claim that they "don't like to read", Jodi Picoult fans, and teenage girls in the mood for "outrage lite".
Chrissy
Feb 01, 2011 Chrissy marked it as to-read
I really can't wait to read EXPOSURE! Ahh! I can't believe I won a copy! SO exciting! Review upcoming (of course!)
As an aside, I LOVE the cover!
Stephanie (StephTheBookworm)
This book is breathtaking, heart-pounding, and gripping – impossible to put down. It is raw, shocking, scandalous, and unforgettable. I became immediately entranced by this story, and delved into the character’s lives as if they were my own.

Anthony, 18, and Amelia, 17, two high school seniors, are deeply in love. They have big plans for the future that all include each other. However, their world comes crashing down when Harlan Wilkes, Amelia’s overprotective and wealthy father, discovers nude “...more
Lisa
May 10, 2011 Lisa rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Lisa by: author
Exposure, by Therese Fowler
Exposure is a modern Romeo and Juliet; a teenage couple who are desperate to be together despite Amelia's father edict that she was not allowed to date, even at 17. Anthony and Amelia, who after their cumulating night of love, make a decision that has consequences far beyond what either of them could have possibly imagined. Amelia's father finds naked pictures of Anthony on her computer, and despite her protests, uses his influence on the local police to arrest Antho...more
Paula  Phillips
They say that Love is a madness , it can get us feeling all sorts and to the point where if it is forbidden-the urge to hide it from the world , though of course as we are about to learn in Exposure by Therese Fowler and as we hear in reality - hiding love is not the way to go about things as it always seems to come back and bite you on the bottom and the consequences can range from a little thing to a gigantic thing which will tear lives apart.
In Therese Fowler's novel Exposure , it was just th...more
Glenda
Amelia Wilkes’s strict father does not allow her to date, but that doesn’t stop the talented 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 a...more
Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books)
It’s hard to know where to begin with a story like Exposure. The premise is simple enough: 18 year old Anthony Winter is in love with 17 year old Amelia Wilkes. The two of them have a sexual relationship – which is perfectly acceptable according to North Carolina law – and happen to exchange nude photos of each other and with each other – which is not acceptable according to the law. Parents are infuriated, blame gets passed around, mostly by Amelia’s father Harlan, yet both teens are still 100%...more
April
Hmmmm.... I felt detached to the story most of the time. I felt like It would be a good gut-wrenching read, but most of the characters were just so vanilla the entire time. If this were happening to me, and my father was acting like Amelia's father, I would have thrown stuff, screamed, cried, begged... not just sat there mute and let it continue. I would have contacted the media and exposed my father for what he was doing... broken out of my house and ran to Anthony sooner...

Anothy's actions we...more
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