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Exposure (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 04/10/2012
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A massive soccer star has it all but someone is plotting his downfall in Exposure, by Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet. Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. A breathtaking retelling of Othello set in South America, by Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet. Revered as a national hero ... married to the desirable Desmerelda ... cherished by the media ... soccer star, Otello, has it all. But a sensational club transfer sparks a media frenzy, and when he is wrongly implicated in a scandal, the footballer's life turns into a tragic spiral of destruction. South America's top sports journalist, Paul Faustino, witnesses the power of the media in making and breaking people's lives.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406340914
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 365 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Peet's prose is both lyrical and unflinching -- Gillian Engberg * Booklist *
In a vibrant modernisation of Othello, and with a strong South American setting, Exposure brilliantly explores the inequalities within society and the dangers of success * The Guardian *
Exposure is a clever take on a passionate tragedy * The Guardian *
...the horrible consequences of jealousy are (all) sensitively explored in this headlong, gripping thriller -- Julia Eccleshare * The Guardian *
Clever, funny, moving and superbly well written * The Times *
...Stunningly good, blending Othello with Brazilian football, celebrity culture and the lives of slum children in a mix of brilliance and compassion -- Amanda Craig * The Times *
Peet's thrillers, with their blend of sport and homicide, are irrestistible to teenage boys, and this ambitious story is his best yet. -- Kate Saunders * The Telegraph *
Peet's writing is slick, assured and sophisticated.... Exposure is a terrific teenage read -- Niall MacMonagle * The Irish Times *
This compelling book encourages its teen audience to look at society and a not so beautiful side of the game. * The Ham & High *

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