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. -Via Goodreads
When you read the summary of this book, you think you know what you're getting into. You think it's just going to be a love story. When in actuality, it's so much more than that. The story is powerful. You come away with a new perspective, really. It made me think about a lot of things differently. For one, incest. It's illegal in many countries and most states in America. It's also a social taboo. Before reading this book, I didn't understand how anyone could do such a thing. I don't have any siblings, but still, I just didn't get it. Now, I do. I actually found myself wanting Lochie and Maya to work everything out between themselves and love each other, regardless of everything. I wasn't disappointed. They had many sweet moments that I found myself getting all misty eyed over. I loved Maya and Lochie. Another author that knows how to make their characters real. They dealt with so much and they reacted as real people would, not fantasy land where everything works out in the end. That's not life. Life is hard, cruel, and not fair. But there's always those sweet moments that really make it worth living.
Lochie and Maya's siblings! Oh, I thought they were so annoying in the beginning! As the story went on, though, that changed and I began to feel fond toward them. I'll repeat, this isn't just a love story, it also shows you how important family is, no matter how dysfunctional or bad things get. We have Willa, the sweet five year old that's intelligent and lovable. Tiffin, nine, is bursting with energy that never seems to run out. Kit, thirteen, is the teenager still struggling with his father leaving and doesn't seem to know how to act. Kit's definitely one of those characters that you really dislike in the beginning, then you get where they're coming from and don't hate them so much anymore. Actually, I think he became my favorite character because I could relate to him so much. I'm a year older, but being a teenager can be so damn confusing sometimes, you know?
The mother. UGH! I never liked her! In fact, I hate her. She's very simple to sum up: loves alcohol more than her children, tramp, unreasonable. Yup, that's their mother in a nutshell.
In conclusion, Forbidden is beautiful, controversial, and a must read. It'll make you laugh, sigh, and bawl your eyes out. Make sure you have a box of tissues near...
One more thing: Some scenes are sexually explicit , if this type of thing upsets you in a book, don't read it.