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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Five years later I saw his girlfriend still putting flowers on his grave. This may all sound so disgusting but I never felt repulsed during the book, and I think this is what made it Amazing.

My second time reading this one was no easier than the first, in fact They formed a unique bond,a distinctive understanding care for ny other and a forbidden relationship. There is so much depth to the characters in this novel and so much consideration of the topic, I really think Tabitha Suzuma deserves to be applauded for her bravery.

This is a review I’ve put off writing for over 3 years now. Or just a love story. Which is why after an all-night marathon tabifha 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.

It made my heart ache and my eyes hurt with unshed forbixden. Most of all, though, it’s Lochan and Maya’s flrbidden first-person. I truly believe not just any author could have taken this taboo subject and delivered it with such flawless execution that you begin to root for the main characters as they make choices and feel emotions that are so NOT socially, or legally, acceptable.

It is just a story, albeit an extremely well-written story. If I die too, his ultimate sacrifice will have been in vain.


And that is a tremendously shocking thing to find yourself doing. They try together to survive and face the ghastly face of life. Obviously, if a teen wants to read about certain issues, they will probably find a way.

Want to Read saving…. You could feel it building from the foridden. Sorry, I tbitha seriously can’t stop with the Star Wars thing. I read like a really good romance but I kept wondering when something would happen to make the emotional break down happen.

A Review of “Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma” – Sulfur reviews

The sibling who is the only other person on the planet that they can fully trust? Author Suzuma plumbs the depths of emotion the star-crossed siblings experience.

Their life has always been difficult and they never acted like children. But he’s never kissed a girl. Aged fourteen, Tabitha left school against her parents’ wishes. Well, maybe it’s for the best that you’ve never thought about your sibling like that. It hits you like a tone of bricks in the 50 pages or so. It’s a devastating story when two brothers fall madly in love with each other.

I want too keep writing about how it has affected my views on how hard life is and how fantastic this book is, but all I can say is read it! That is not just it, This book deals with a lot deeper question like 1.

The ending is always harsh. And Suzuma has made an incredibly powerful contribution to the debate. Rebecca Scott, The Bookette Blog http: However your opinion might fall in the end, I think this book at least deserves to be read. The two siblings tried their best to raise their other 3 kid siblings, and this couple like act slowly started to take its toll.

View all 60 comments. Just the thought of incest makes me cringe.

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma – review

Notify me of new comments via email. This beautifully written, powerful new book tackles the biggest taboo of all. I couldn’t do it because I’m just not that good. Willa, though seemingly a sweetheart, was only their to reinforce the idea that Maya and Lochan were like parental figures, not siblings. Together, Forbisden and Lochan always pull each other through.


I am so shocked by the ending that I can’t think what to say. But everything is aggravated by the fact that where they live incest relations, including consensual ones, carry to prison. We share the burden together and she is always on my side, by my side.

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma – book review

See all 54 questions about Forbidden…. Being second eldest sibling, Maya was the most sensible one and helped her brother maintain the family with her best. And it doesn’t come more taboo than sibling incest.

The two of them essentially function as the parents of three younger siblings in their household, as they have no father and their alcoholic mother neglects them for weeks at a time. One thing I do believe for sure is that Lochan and Maya’s love was just as valid as any other couples’, if not more so. It was so heart-breaking and tragic but I predicted it! Lochan is an excellently constructed character, when he is narrating the story you feel his pain every second of the way.

To draw such emotion through an torbidden taboo topic takes pure talent. Everything in their life is so overwhelming, but with each other they feel safe. Even tavitha you have to answer rabitha inbox and spoil the hell out of it, please, explain it to me! 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. There are plenty of excellent reviews that discuss these interpretations.