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Forbidden...The only thing I can do is let the blurb of this book speak for itself. Here it is:
Sixteen-year-old Maya and seventeen-year-old Lochan have never had the chance to be "normal". Having pulled together for years to take care of their younger siblings while their wayward, drunken mother leaves them to fend alone, they have had to become much more than simply brother and sister. And now, they have fallen in love. But this is a love that can never be allowed, a love that will have devastating consequences...
How can something so wrong, feel so right?
The author, Tabitha Suzuma is the product of a British mother and a Japanese father. She hated school and dropped out at age fourteen, much to her parent's distress and her teacher's delight. She ultimately returned to school at some point and indulged her love of writing. Forbidden is her fifth novel.
This is clearly a topic that has a huge "ick" factor. A brother and sister succumbing to sexual desire--for each other. As a therapist of children, I've encountered all sorts of problems. I recall a case of suspected incest and the girl was pregnant--by her father. Major double yuck.
I want to know how Ms. Suzuma handles this story, a subject that is taboo and cleary makes people more than a little uncomfortable.
Forbidden released in the UK, May 2010. It will be available in the US, June 2011
Can you handle it?
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