“High school senior, Liz, is prepping for college – working on her photo portfolio, making some extra money working on her father’s Cape Cod ferry, hanging out with best friend Kate and boyfriend Brian. Then it all falls apart. During a sleep-over Liz and Kate fight; in the morning Kate is gone. Suddenly Kate won’t talk to her, avoids her in school and out. What’s up? When Liz finally finds out the big secret she is devastated – Kate says that Liz’s brother Mike raped her that sleep-over night. Mike denies it. Who should Liz believe? The kids at school get wind of the situation when the trial starts; Liz has to testify. How do you cope with losing your best friend and/or your older brother? Read this gripping, heart-breaking novel in verse to find out what happens.”MB @ the Library wrote this review Monday, August 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“written in poetry prose, this was an amazing read. The characters are believable, and the story is strong, highly charged, and leaves the reader feeling just as perplexed as the characters. ”SamanthaCR wrote this review Tuesday, July 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“....”Chris McClure wrote this review Wednesday, October 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Written in free verse
Katie and Liz, dancer and photographer, bff since they were little.
The girls having been doing Saturday Night Slumber until on Saturday night Katie and Liz have a fight. Liz ends up going upstairs to sleep. Some time in the middle of the night Katie leaves to go home. When Liz calls her she is distant. When she sees her in school Katie does not look at her. Liz wonders what is wrong, then she finds out....”
“written in verse, i liked it alot. very good read”Jessica Rose wrote this review Saturday, October 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Unexpected twists and turns. At first I wasn't sure why the story is told in verse because there is no rhyming, but I think that the verse format makes the content more manageable on an emotional level. The photography metaphors are powerful. This is pretty intense with the subject matter of rape so it might not be good for middle school, unless there is understanding and guidance with reading it. The book has a good message of being pro-recovery for victims of rape and has resources at the end of the story.”BookLicious wrote this review Friday, August 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Summary of book:
Exposed is a story about a young girl named Elizabeth Grayson and her best friend Kate. The two are inseparable since childhood until one day Kate begins purposely ignoring Liz. After weeks of not knowing why she is being ignored, she finds out that her admired older brother Mike is accused of raping Kate one night when she was sleeping over their house. Liz is torn between her loves of her brother and best friend, and whom to believe. She is even forced to testify on behalf of her brother about what she had witnessed that night.
Social Issues: rape
Writing: Write about an experience where you forced to choose sides in a friendship or family situation.
I thought this book addressed an important issue that many teens face. I also liked hat it as written in a free verse style.
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“Outstanding YA book written in verse.”DWF wrote this review Monday, June 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Exposed is a novel about Liz who is best friends with Kate. Liz the photo girl of her school. At Kate and Liz's monthly sleep over The yhave a fight. Kate is left alone downstaris. Liz wakes up to find out that Mike,Her brother "raped" Kate. Liz is now exposed to the whole school and the girl who brother is a rapest. Can Liz stop this exposure before it gets to out of hand?”Calin Nichols wrote this review Wednesday, June 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Really good book - the references to the rape take the book into a mature middle school or high school realm. The crime was handled with a lot of sensitivity and the details are not overly graphic or heavy handed. The focus on the effects for the victim, the best friend, and the families is given ample space to develop and is the main focus of the book. Enjoyable novel in verse.”Mrs. Pava wrote this review Wednesday, May 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No