Wednesday 21 December 2011

Book Review: Forbidden By Tabitha Suzuma

Name: Forbidden
Author: Tabitha Suzuma
Publisher: Definitions
Age: Over 17
Summary: She is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But... they are brother and sister. Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending

Reveiw: When starting this novel. Of course I was nervous. I was cautious, worried and creeped out by the whole thing... You ask why I read it? I was curious.
You judge people through out your life.. On looks, Personality, sexuality and pretty much anything. Some people are stubborn and hostile and really don't understand somethings or just choose to ignore or push them out. Reading this book changed my view on certain things... Things I can't explain very well without going into detail but I think Tabitha has written a very heartfelt controversial novel that really challenges your view on things.... Things like Incest.

If you read the summary about your obviously get the jist of what the book is about. without sounding weird.. Do I say this novel was good? Amazing? Beautifully written? On such a topic as that No. I say that it captivated me and it is DEFINATLY something that I've never read or come across. It was written in such a way that it had me feeling things I'd never felt before for people going through that situation. This book IS NOT glamorising incest at all. These are real people. 

You read books especially YA about things that can't actually come true vampires, werewolves etc but then you find one novel that can let's say based on real things and it can hit you so hard and have you thinking about things days after reading and this is what forbidden has done for me.

Through out the novel I felt and I know other bloggers I spoke to felt they wanted to cheer the brother and sister on. You couldn't help it. The book made you forget sometimes that they were related. BUT then. Then you change the page oh suddenly realise.

I think the plot had a lot of Depth. Their were characters in this novel that made me so attentive and they were very Memorable.We had Maya. She's one the nicest characters I've come across! She's beautiful, brave and really kind.

Then lochan seventeen, gorgeous and a brink of bright future. He wasn't so brave, but SUCH a memorable lead guy for me! He wasn't just typically "good-looking"
Tabitha has made this guy has so much depth its unreal.

I could go on forever but I would say if you want to read something controversial something that will challenge you imagination and make you look onto your judgements I'd say read this novel. I would suggest if you are under 17 NOT to read it.

You really can't help who you fall in love with....... Can you?


Midnyte Reader said...

I don't think I can read this book, but I like reading all the reviews on it. So very interesting. Great review!

Carmen said...

Interesting... I remember a storyline similar to this in a soap a few years ago... was it Brookside? Similar in that it was a brother and sister, don't think they had the whole alcoholic aspect to it.

I can imagine this one would stay with you like you say. Must admit I'm intrigued.

Savannah said...

Loved this review Casey! I want to read it now!

Raimy from Readaraptor Hatchling said...

Great review cases, as you know I loved this one! I accidentally loaned it to my friends younger sister who is only 14.... I thought it probably wasnt the best book to give her but she loved it and she said it made hr see things in a different light, to be less judging! So maybe it is ok for under 17 but there's one or two scenes which are a bit raunchy I agree!

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