Exposure, by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes

  Exposure , by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes

Exposure, by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes

From my Kirkus column about Exposure, by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes:

One of my favorite things about Shakespeare has always been that his stories can be re-imagined and re-told in pretty much any imaginable environment (including space!). And Exposure proves that his over-the-top crazypants plots work especially well in the high school setting, and even MORE SO when the characters go the chest-pounding, scenery-chewing route. It’s not a strict retelling—it’s far less bloody, for one, and not nearly as tragic (some of the major characters even get happy endings!)—and it does have flaws, but it’s mostly good fun.

Obviously, it won’t be to everyone’s taste—if the dialogue and self-conscious PASSION of teen television dramas from the ’90s make you cringe, I’d advise steering clear. Additionally, even I—a huge fan of all things soap-operatic—had a few issues.