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Forbidden - Tabitha Suzuma "It's always nice being fancied. It's always nice being wanted. Even if it's by the wrong person.." She's 16 and never been kissed. He's going 18 and lonely. They have a troubled childhood and family comes first. They fell in love with each other- but they are brother and sister.WELL.. this is definitely one of those books that will haunt you forever. It is quite difficult to wrap my head around, and a bit painful to give thoughts about.So far, it is one of the most unique stories I've ever read, revolving around issues of family drama and incest. Yes. This is a book that can not be read by the weak of heart and narrow-minds. This is about an emotional turmoil of two teenagers trying to find themselves yet found it hard to do so because they are burdened with responsibilities way bigger for them to handle. Their father left them for another woman while their mother tries to relish stolen time. A parent who succumbed to booze, men and partying instead of putting together her family. I personally want to give the mom a bitchslap. It all boils down to bad parenting. Maya reminds me of Eve. Yes, the biblical Eve. She is this sweet, innocent girl who does the job of a mother better than the real one ever did. She tries to be sunshine and butterflies with her siblings especially to Lochan. She acted like Eve who tempted Adam to bite from the Forbidden fruit. Lochan is the very depiction of human suffering. He goes on life carrying a burden big for him and he has extreme fear of talking to other people outside his family. It's a fact about him that I found myself thinking of reasons why. I suppose it's a way of wearing a mask to hide his vulnerability or else he will fall apart. "An extremely, powerful depiction of a young man's inner turmoil, Lochan. This is a beautifully crafted story about suffering and the human psyche." That quote said by Lochan's English teacher gave the very summary of [b:Forbidden|7600924|Forbidden|Tabitha Suzuma|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1302655056s/7600924.jpg|10018976] in my opinion. I am not 100% honest if I say that I did not feel any ounce of awkwardness throughout reading this. This is a very sensitive issue and requires a wide span of open-mindedness.Once I did, I saw past the incest and realized that they did it because of necessity. They found solace and security with each other. They have to grow up fast. "I finally ceased lying to myself, ceased pretending it was just one kind of love I felt for him when in reality it was every kind of love possible." *Please cue in the tears* I quite deluded myself into thinking that I will get a happy ending on this one. It totally broke my heart and I found myself staring at the ceiling. The impact it left on me is a total mind fuck. It's twisted and hard to forget.But,