Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Book Review: Forbidden By: Tabitha Suzuma

ReadingNook Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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This book is not for the faint of heart, thats for sure. It tells with a very highly taboo subject that isn't discussed very often at all, and definitely not in the young adult genre. This book deals with a brother and sister that fall in love with each other, and enter into a romantic relationship. Lochan and Maya had a truly heartbreaking story, and more disgusting then their relationship together was the lack of their mother figure. There lack of having a mother who was stable and a constant in their lifes in my opinion was what lead them to their inappropriate relationship. They acted as the parents for their three younger siblings. They had to do it all; manage high school, feeding, and just taking care of their siblings and make sure they were well-taken care of so that the state didn't question their home enviroment, and eventally lead to them all being split up in foster care.

This story was absolutly heart-breaking, i've read a lot of young adult and adult books, and this one tops the list of most heartbreaking. The circumstances and the outcome is utterly heartbreaking. Yes, parts of this story are disturbing and you have to remind yourself that they are infact brother and sister. You need to be able to have an open mind with this book, and honestly I felt horrible for them, more then I felt sickened by them. I think their home situation they were put in due to the lack of a stable mother, ultimately lead them to their relationship, they were infact forced to act as mother and father at a younge age, and I think that made the situation easier to swallow.

I know a lot of readers that started reading this and couldn't finish, because of the taboo subject, but I also know that those that have stuck with it have found it be a great book, and truly recieved something from it. I would tell you to pick this up and give it a try, and just keep an open mind.

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