Author: Tabitha Suzuma
Published:May 27th 2010
- Young Adult
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.
Lochan and Maya were forced to watch over their brothers and sisters and have to pay bills while their mother was out drinking and with her boyfriend. Rather than feeling like brother and sister they felt like partners. The line in which brother and sisters shouldn’t cross becomes blurred with time. They fell in love.
This probably sounds absolutely disgusting. Though when you read the book it doesn’t. This was one of the many things I loved about the book. Tabitha Suzuma can actually make you feel the love. It wasn’t like “OMG! I had totally forgotten they were siblings!” No, I was conscious always of what they were and it never felt wrong.
By the ending my heart was beating so hard I thought it would just burst out of my chest, and in the last page it just stopped. I can feel that hollow. My shaking hands. I couldn’t believe what I just read. Even though I finished it yesterday my mind was completely blown and it feels like a piece of my soul has just died after reading the ending.
Life Changing in every sense of the word. No kidding. The book had many lessons including not to judge a person or a situation. I don’t think my review does any justice to this book but. . . you should just read it.