Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma Maya and Lochan are brother and sister, living in London with their mother (nominally, at first) and their three. Book review – Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. August 16 It takes the concept of a “forbidden love” to a whole new level. It does not have a. I never thought I would write a review on any book specially when my blog doesnt state it specifically. Nevertheless, I am doing one; because I.

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Does everything to drive Lochan mad. The final scene is told so well, you can see it clearly in your mind, imagine exactly how it would have looked. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. So, first let me say that this was a very brave book to tackle such a controversial subject matter and the author must have some real bottle to take it on.

Lochan and Maya are self-aware, trapped in this miserable lifestyle that is so impossible yet I found myself absurdly empathizing with them.

I need to know before I read it! I was at my grandmother’s one day; one of her friends had arrived for the usual tea-and-gossip sessions and the friend brought it up. As their mother spends increasingly more time away from home, Lochan yb Maya have no choice but to care for and protect their younger siblings. Vicariously, through fiction, seems an admirable start. Angst to the 10th degree I mean, she goes to high school for godsakes.


I liked the book and story, apart from almost all of the characters being absolute douches most of the time, particularly the mother. But no matter how much she is capable of as a writer, the topic that she dealt with in this book is quite taboo and controversial.

But also, more specifically, because it had happened during my childhood – between a brother and sister who were neighbours of my grandmother. The book made me feel alive.

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma – review | Children’s books | The Guardian

She considered him her best friend, and despite him being a year older, they’ve always been equals. It was so wrong, but they were sazyma so damn right for each other at the same time.

And one last thing: Lochan and Maya’s situation was hard. And I know if they had a normal environment, that would never happened to them.

Not when it comes to Lochan and Maya. Suzuma’s ability to dig so deeply into the various layers of human need and desire across several strata-physical, emotional, situational-renders a cringe worthy premise another human experience to evaluate. Read it and you’ll see Andrews’ Flowers in the Attic, the protagonists saxuma this young adult novel are star-crossed lovers in an untenable situation.

Forbidden has made me reevaluate my beliefs regarding an issue that I always held the same stance on, and I’m sure it’ll challenge many readers in the same way.

There is sxzuma one answer really. But then there was that weekend.


Forbidden is consensual incest. This book has an interesting and heart-breaking topic to discuss “Love between siblings, especially between a brother and a sister”and I have never read about such a thing before!

It was the fact that everyone who reads it seems to have a complete breakdown. This review may not make sense and may contain slight spoilers.

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma – review

Which is why after an all-night marathon session of reading, at 6 AM, I found myself muffling my choking, heaving sobs into a pillow so that my sister wouldn’t hear me from the next room to save myself from having to reply with “I just read this book about a brother and sister who fell in love, and it was really sad. Instead of being brutally realistic, straight-talking and heartbreaking, this pushed things into the realms of PNR-style tropes and creepy wish fulfilment for me.

She slowly drifted to alcoholism and fantasy of getting a new forbiddwn with this other guy Dave.

They are prompted to feel that they are related by some biological accident. Retrieved from ” http: I have zero brothers and sisters, so I can’t speak to whether or not this could change the way someone sees their brother or sister.