Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma: BookNerd Challenge

Goodreads Description:
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
Mary's Review:

The challenge was that another BookNerd would choose another BookNerd to read any book they chose.  Teri challenge me to read Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma.  I read the Goodreads description I was like "EEWW! No way!" But Teri reassured me that this book was amazing and I would love it.  She was right I should never judge a book or situation EVER!

Maya and Lochan are so mature beyond their years and are the best of friends.  There mother is never around and when she is all there are is excuses and "sickness".  So, there they are raising their 3 siblings, paying bills, cooking, cleaning, and going to school.  Their whole situation is crazy! They should be teenagers having fun, getting grounded, and just be a teenager.  That is not happening.  You can really see their love bloom, even through all the heartache, and I feel so bad for them because they cannot be together at all.

I never saw the ending of the book coming.  I needed a whole box of tissues and I CRIED SO MUCH!  This book made me think a lot and one thing that I did learn was to never judge a situation EVER!

Teri was right this book was amazing and I will never question her judgment again.


  1. I am so glad you liked this book. It stayed with me weeks after I stopped reading it. I just couldnt stop thinking about it. Truly it was one of the best books I read last year.