Exposure

By: Mal Peet

Otello is Brazil's most renowned and skilled soccer player. Desmerelda is a gorgeous Brazilian pop star. Diego is the brilliant schemer who will bring Otello and Desmerelda together-and then tear them apart as the entire nation watches. Winner of the 2009 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.

ISBN: 9780763639419

JLG Release: Mar 2010


Sensitive Areas: Mild language, Mild sexual themes, Drugs, Alcohol, Racial epithets,
Topics: Soccer , Fame , Scandals , Journalists , Brazil , Shakespeare , Othello , Racism

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Awards & Honors

2009 Guardian children’s fiction prize; BCCB Blue Ribbon 2010, Fiction

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Book List, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Horn Book

Soccer player Otello marries pop star Desmerelda; their relationship is undermined by Diego, Otello's duplicitous agent. Before this Shakespeare reworking winds to its expected conclusion, it intersects with another tragedy: the murder of a street kid. Peet successfully blends sports writing with crime fiction to explore race and class divisions in Soccer player Otello marries pop star Desmerelda; their relationship is undermined by Diego, Otello's duplicitous agent. Before this Shakespeare reworking winds to its expected conclusion, it intersects with another tragedy: the murder of a street kid. Peet successfully blends sports writing with crime fiction to explore race and class divisions in addition to issues of trust, loyalty, and celebrity.

Junior Library Guild


• Mal Peet tells a grand tale incorporating many characters and plots.
• Inventions such as the Elegante advertisement and the Paff! line of clothing are convincing and lend credibility to the story.
• The high price of fame is a familiar theme, but placing it in this foreign context (with hints of David Beckham and Posh Spice)

• Mal Peet tells a grand tale incorporating many characters and plots.
• Inventions such as the Elegante advertisement and the Paff! line of clothing are convincing and lend credibility to the story.
• The high price of fame is a familiar theme, but placing it in this foreign context (with hints of David Beckham and Posh Spice) makes it fresh. The book also introduces themes such as child poverty and the effect of media and advertising on society.
• Peet references recognizable and resonant elements of Shakespeare’s Othello but manipulates the material in surprising and welcome ways.
• The writing is strikingly visual.

Book Details

ISBN

9780763639419

First Release

March 2010

Genre

Fiction.

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Page Count

448

Accelerated Reader

Level 5; Points: 13;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 5.6; Points: 21;

Lexile

Level HL760L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Candlewick

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Mild language, Mild sexual themes, Drugs, Alcohol, Racial epithets,

Topics

Soccer, Fame, Scandals, Journalists, Brazil, Shakespeare, Othello, Racism,

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