Exposure

By Peet, Mal

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ISBN
978-0-76363-941-9
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2009

Gr 9-Up South America's star soccer player, Otello, has just signed a very lucrative contract to play with a team in the southern part of his country. Despite his legendary status as a black northerner, he faces racial discrimination from both the fans and his teammates. His fame is launched to a frenzied level when he marries Desmerelda, the white pop-star daughter of the wealthy and powerful politician who funded his soccer contract. Guided by his self-serving agent, Diego, Ote...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2009

Veteran sports reporter (for La Nacion, the leading newspaper of a fictional South American country) Paul Faustino has a knack for finding himself involved with more criminal matters. When soccer star Otello gets traded to his team's archrival, it sets the country buzzing, but not as much as his subsequent whirlwind romance with and marriage to Desmerelda, a popular singing sensation and the daughter of the powerful politician who also ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2010

Soccer player Otello marries pop star Desmerelda; their relationship is undermined by Diego, Otello's duplicitous agent. Before this ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 13, 2009

- 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 h...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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