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Going Underground by Susan Vaught
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Nov 10, 2011

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Del's life took a major turn when he innocently responded to his girlfriend's sext with one of his own. Unfortunately for him, she was technically underage, and he, a few months older, was not. A zealous prosecutor charged him with child porn charges and the rest is history. It's now 3 years later, and 17 yr old Del works as a grave digger, despairs of ever going to college, and tries not to dream of the mysterious girl hanging around the graveyard. The writer is a practicing psychologist, and it shows in the major role that Del's therapy plays in his life and the plot, which is sorta ok for this type of problem novel. I liked it well enough, but the obvious political axe to grind (charging teens with sex offender crimes for innocent sexting) took away somewhat from the focus on character and plot. Oddly - after all the attention paid to the issue in the book, the author doesn't include any info on current law.

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