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Forbidden

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Carefully but without pulling any punches, Forbidden explores the power and pain of the feelings that pull Lochan and Maya together. Coping with their chaotic life which burdens them with responsibility far too young, the two siblings become increasingly inter-dependent. But it is more than that. As their love develops they cross the forbidden divide. They know what they are doing is wrong but it is irresistible.

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Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

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. Forbidden will take you on an extraordinary emotional journey. Passionate and shocking, this is a book you will remember long after you have put it down.


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A complex novel that succeeds in exploring the controversial subject of sibling incest without sensation . . . A chilling, powerfully written tale with lasting effects for both teenage and adult readers -- Jake Hope * The Bookseller * It is sensitively written (with one quite graphic sex scene), and alternating chapters from the protagonists
point of view lets the reader get inside their heads. Recommended for very mature readers

* Inis * The reader is immediately involved -- Lesley Martin * School Library Association * A harrowingly tragic story . . . Suzuma's writing is compelling and its quality beyond question but there will be many (and not just those in the young adult category) who will be genuinely shocked by what they are reading here -- Robert Dunbar * The Irish Times * The novel's surprises continue to the very end -- Hazel Rochman * Booklist USA *


About the Author

Tabitha Suzuma

Tabitha Suzuma was born in 1975 and lives in London. She has always loved writing and would regularly get into trouble at the French Lycée for writing stories instead of listening in class. She used to work as a primary school teacher and now divides her time between writing and tutoring. A Note of Madness is her first novel. The story was inspired by her sixteen-year-old brother Shin, a fantastic pianist (and talented beatboxer), and her sister Thalia who has suffered from depression. She has just started on her third novel and is planning to write many more.

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Publication date

27th May 2010

Author

Tabitha Suzuma

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www.tabithasuzuma.com/

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Publisher

Definitions an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Format

Paperback
432 pages
Interest Age: From 12 to 17 years

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781862308169

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