This novel came out last summer, but many are just now getting around to reading it. While the topic is timely and relevant, the story is hard-hitting and has adult themes. Here’s the link to the review…
Helen Schulman’s latest novel tells the story of the Bergamots, a family of four whose expensive new Manhattan life comes crashing down when 15-year-old Jake forwards to a friend a sexually explicit video made for him, unsolicited, by a 13-year-old girl named Daisy Cavanaugh. As the video, forwarded again and again, goes viral, the tabloid media go bananas, linking Jake and Daisy in an ominous and humiliating celebrity. What can the future hold for unformed, vulnerable kids who bumble their way into the lowliest realm of the permanent record that is the Internet?
LINK: This Beautiful Life – By Helen Schulman – Book Review – NYTimes.com.
Post Source: NYTimes Sunday Book Review
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