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The book is written in the form of a letter that the girl is writing to her ex-lover to explain her side of things. I also think the style of writing is good, and the letter form in retrospective made this novel even more intriguing because the reader’s knowledge and point of view are very limited.

Jul 14, Meha rated it it was amazing. Or maybe my generation is just numb to those sorts of perverse things. There are many sentences that end with ‘darling,’ which is never pleasant.

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To ask other readers questions about Innocentsplease sign up. His innocence, oh the irony, his bashful personality and his good heart Her novel Innocents was originally published in Australia, in That’s the kind of approach and horror this book should have projected all throughout.

The story is basically a slow descent into madness and obsession for both parties. It was a story about a 16 year old girl who manages to seduce and manipulate her 34 year old teacher with her skilled acting-the feigned innocence,naivety and inexperience-and takes them both-along with the readers-through a story of lust and self destruction.


This book will never gain mainstream popularity. Why cahy she just keep drawing her creepy pictures and leave this guy alone, I ask you this.

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View all 3 comments. And if the victim is her thirty-four-year-old teacher, shouldn’t he have known better?

This was the most confusing, and ocote book that I’ve ever read. Like, I get it. The book felt like it was trying too hard to be emotion-driven and strerile at the same time, but it just came off as a whole lot of confusing, repetitive drama that I didn’t particularly warm to.

Though it wasn’t an uncharted territory for me I wanted to try reading more diverse books, cootr I, of course, let myself establish high expectations.

Books by Cathy Coote and Complete Book Reviews

Thus, under that consenting age, a clerk or a banker or anyone other than a teacher would be on ethical ground. Usually such stories are fun reads because the forbidden love aspect provides a built-in catjy in the story that is highly entertaining.

However, I felt like the teacher was the prey and the teenager girl cotoe the predator in this book. Not just because she was dating an older man much like I hadbut the way she spoke of her relationship as more a game than an actual event struck an all-too-familiar chord.

And, you can’t even distinguish who the victim is here. How this plays out makes for a very interesting dichotomy.

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But it doesn’t save the book. And I’m sharing that with you all because I cannot suffer it alone. But this forme Holy shit! Apr 04, Bianca rated it did not like it Shelves: The reader is genuinely led to believe the narrator and her lover are doomed and that it is only a cathyy of time before everything crashes and burns. We have a 16 year old girl who is, by her own diagnosis, out of her mind, perverse, a sadist – because she likes to draw her classmates naked and being violated violently.


But this formed a new obsession. Would I recommend it to anyone? She loves the moreā€¦violent side of him so she begins to tease it out of him slowly. You can pick it out pretty early on in it, through subtle hints. I’ve never read a book from a psychopath’s perspective before.

And SPOILER the rape at the end wasn’t even shocking because this whole book from the beginning just seemed to be trying way too hard to shock me. No trivia or quizzes yet. The writing catthy absolutely superb and makes the book a five star read despite the content.

I like role reversals, so those always are fun for me. This book is, ultimately, an impressive accomplishment — a serious look at a taboo relationship from the standpoint of examining it on its own terms; with the understanding of how desire and power can work from both ends of the innocence and experience spectrum.

It’s written sort of as a letter. Instead, I just found myself rolling my eyes waaaay too much.