Thursday, August 25, 2011

Anita Shreve - Testimony

44. Testimony by Anita Shreve (2008)
Length: 305 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 23 August 2011
Finished: 25 August 2011
Where did it come from? From Bookmooch
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 25 April 2011
Why do I have it? I like Anita Shreve as an author and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

At Avery Academy - an expensive private school whose students have the brightest possible futures ahead of them - the students are carefully screened and selected to attend. These privileged and rich teenagers who enjoy the best education money can buy, can also indulge in any secret teenage vices they fancy. When a sex scandal threatens to break wide open - one that includes a video tape of seemingly consensual sex acts between a fourteen-year-old freshman and two seniors - the girl cries rape and in the resulting scandal no one comes out unscathed. Not the students involved, not the parents who send their children to the Academy. not the headmaster himself; not even the community that ignores what goes on behind the gates of the prestigious Avery Academy. I enjoyed this story very much. The writing style was slightly different from anything from Anita Shreve that I'd read before. I give this book a definite A+!
A+! - (96-100%)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

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