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** spoiler alert ** I have spent some time thinking about this book, though not in depth. Testimony has a great plot which should provide insight into today's culture, especially that of teens; however, it lacks. Quite honestly, this is all I can say, it lacks. Silas is great...Silas is wonderful....Silas has a promising future, Silas...Silas...Silas. I would have believed that silas was a good kid, but the choices he made after catching his mom in bed with his headmaster convinced me otherwise. He began drinking simply because he found the beer in the fridge, in my mind this action did not match the character Ms Shreve was trying to create. Silas was in LOVE with his girldfriend so deeply that they would be in love forever, why didn't he run to her to talk and seek help? He had been raised to hunt and explore the land, why would he have been so remiss when it came to taking his gloves on his little hike? My biggest thing with Silas, he was willing to be punished because a girl climbed in to his car and tried to fondle him, but he ran away after the damning video surfaced...his desire for justice didn't match in these scenarios. Rob was my other, and probably larger issue with this book. Robert Light, the epitome of the weathly child that was sent away because Mom needed her time, was supposed to be so bright...accepted early to Brown and providing better than top notch work when he really felt the need, closes the book with a let down of a letter to the researcher. At age twenty he is revealing the details of the lude events that changed his life, yet he doesn't seem to have matured in any way. The strongest word he uses to describe the "victim/vixen" is "hot, really hot" almost as if he is still lusting over the fifteen year old body. He portrays her as if the way she was that night could never be replicated in any man's life, as if her dancing and seduction was something on a mature and sensual scale, one that in reality is really only ever achieved in adulthood. Robert's description actually disgusted me and did not make me feel for him or his situation, which is strange because I believe the girl was truly at fault. Overall, I believe this book was dragged out and that Silas' death was over the top. It started with a bang and just fizzled out among unethical and uninteresting characters. I am not willing to believe that such a scandal would unfold in such a way should it happen outside of Ms Shreve's Avery world.

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Very cute little book. Strong female character, reminds me a bit of the Paperbag Princess. I'm excited to share this one with my daughter when she is older.

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its a little bit provocative, but the story keeps you interested from the very first page. If you can get past the parallels with someone who's a dominatrix, you wont be able to put this book down.