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BOOK õ Exposure Ä Otello is South America s star soccer player, and he s just signed a deal to play for a team in the southern part of his country, a region with a history of racism toward black northerners like Otello Desmerelda is a white pop star and the daughter of a right wing politician Their marriage propels them to center stage, where they burn under the media spotlight But celebrity attracts enemies some very close to home When a young girl is found murdered, Paul Faustino, veteran reporter for La Naci n, witnesses the power of the media in making and breaking lives Read for school There are great things about this book The writing is solid The peek inside of the building up and tearing down of a celebrity is interesting Peet s treatment of kids who live on the street is thoughtful and compelling This story is based on Shakepeare s Othello, and in general I do like books that are new takes on classics.However, there is a big problem The Iago character, named Diego, is deeply flawed I just didn t understand why he was trying to ruin Otello, the main character Diego i There are great things about this book The writing is solid The peek inside of the building up and tearing down of a celebrity is interesting Peet s treatment of kids who live on the street is thoughtful and compelling This story is based on Shakepeare s Othello, and in general I do like books that are new takes on classics.However, there is a big problem The Iago character, named Diego, is deeply flawed I just didn t understand why he was trying to ruin Otello, the main character Diego is Otello s agent He has everything to win from Otello s success He could simply be jealous or racist I suppose We learn that he doesn t think celebrities should be heroes, but that explanation is given one of the briefest chapters and doesn t make sense given Diego s chosen profession of managing star athletes and the fact that he makes millions doing so.Also during Otello s fall from grace, we spend too little time in his head He doesn t put up much of a fight Maybe he is just tired and ready to be out of the limelight Again though his reaction and choices just didn t seem authentic Desmeralda is a better developed character in that regard The book Exposure by Mal Peet was a horrible and confusing book In the start of thebook there is a street rat stealing from the rich and giving to the poor or homeless like himself,he is like the Robin Hood of his time Then the book goes into a new reporter, talking about thetrade between two sullen soccer teams, trading their best player Otello for a goalie The bookcontinues in chapter three with the street rat, running from police, which has nothing to do withthis book, the street rat boy The book Exposure by Mal Peet was a horrible and confusing book In the start of thebook there is a street rat stealing from the rich and giving to the poor or homeless like himself,he is like the Robin Hood of his time Then the book goes into a new reporter, talking about thetrade between two sullen soccer teams, trading their best player Otello for a goalie The bookcontinues in chapter three with the street rat, running from police, which has nothing to do withthis book, the street rat boy goes away in about chapter 5 As Otello the traded soccer playergoes on with his career and life, there is talk about having him killed Many times throughout thebook it goes from plotting to have Otello kill, to new reporting, to MARRIAGE The book thoughhorrible at sometimes made sense The author Mal Peet is a confusing author taking the bookleft and right time and time again In act 2 or 3 of the book, the author focuses on the marriagethat happened and I do not see how it is relevant to the book at all seeming as how it has to dowith soccer The book goes on and the author gets back into the soccer aspect of the book, butin my mind did not clearly state why, the trading happened or if Otello was killed In my opinionas the reader of this book would be not to read it is a horrible book This is a great read, and I ve realised I need to put all Mal Peet s novels on my to read list It s a loose retelling of Othello, updated with the hero recast as an iconic footballer Otello s number is Beckham s 23 and his wife the pop star daughter of a South American politician with her own cult celeb status Like Shakespeare, Peet explores some absorbing and philosophical themes obsession, love, fame, family, jealousy but he s also developing his sports journalist character Paul Faustin This is a great read, and I ve realised I need to put all Mal Peet s novels on my to read list It s a loose retelling of Othello, updated with the hero recast as an iconic footballer Otello s number is Beckham s 23 and his wife the pop star daughter of a South American politician with her own cult celeb status Like Shakespeare, Peet explores some absorbing and philosophical themes obsession, love, fame, family, jealousy but he s also developing his sports journalist character Paul Faustino, for whom this is a third outing in a series of football themed books I m no sports fan, but the tight and pacy writing, as well as the Shakespeare links, had me completely hooked There is a tense subplot, involving the fate of three street kids, that throws the corrupt state, the pointless media El Sol, anyone and the decadence of the main characters into sharp relief It s true that the motivations of Diego, Otello s agent, remain unclear, but then Iago s evil is pretty pure in form too All this, and Peet writes the kind of prose that makes you forget you are reading