Monday, 11 March 2013
Monday Book Reviews
This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman
Jake wakes up one morning after a party and finds an email in his in-box from a young girl he met at the party. Attached is a sexually explicit video she has made for him. He forwards the video to a friend, who then forwards it to a friend. Within hours, it's gone viral, all over the school, the city, the world.
The ensuing scandal threatens to shatter the Bergamots' sense of security and identity, and, ultimately, their happiness. They are a good family faced with bad choices, and how they choose to react, individually and at one another's behest, places everything they hold dear in jeopardy.