published February 2011
source: bought it
Short Strong Suspenseful
The story is about two high school Seniors who are forever-best friends. They have an argument one night at their usual sleepover -- Liz tells Kate she should not major in history. Liz storms out of the room; lives are changed .... best you read for yourself.
This is only the second verse YA book I have finished! Kudos to debut author Kimberly Marcus for the way she mastered verse, characterization, metaphors, plot. She kept me flipping the pages to the end to find out what happens. She made me want to re-read Exposed immediately, this time more slowly to savor her poetry. Here's a page:
Jack Daniels in Brewster
Thank you, Kimberly Marcus, for time well-spent writing this. More, please, more!The first sip searsthe lining of my throat.
I swallow hardbecause I need to feelsomething.
I swallow morebecause I need to feelnothing.