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Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
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Nov 10, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: death-tragedy, drama, disturbing-plot, ill-fated-love, realistic-fiction, reviewed, recommended-to-me, heartbreaking-tear-jerker, tortured-emotional-characters
Read from April 11 to 14, 2012

"Beautiful and Tragic"

Oftentimes, I purposely avoid reading novels that do not conform to what I've always believed in. Otherwise, it would mean plunging into murky waters, and reading as a cynical critic would have. But this book is definitely an exception! The title itself tells that it is not your average love story. Rarely do I encounter novels that boldly ventures into this issue. But "Forbidden" not only managed to do that but also moved me in ways I never could've imagined.

A negligent and alcoholic mother, a father who left them out of the blue, a family on the brink of falling apart. They say the ones who are affected the most in a dysfunctional family are the children. Maya and Lochan are no different. They are siblings and have been each other's strength for years. Struggling to survive, to raise their younger brothers and sister despite the circumstances failing them. And they love each other...

Not just the love between brother and sister...

Not just the platonic love anyone expects from them...

Incest is a very sensitive issue. I've never read anything about this before. So knowing what goes into their minds is new as well. It hurts so much, I got so carried away by how tragic their life is. They were both prison in their own society. They know it's not the right thing. They know it's immoral, illegal, unethical, and impossible. But how could you blame them if they're only following their hearts? How can something so wrong feel so right?

I admit I was reluctant to read this at first. I'm a firm believer of what I know is right. But reading this makes my heart ache that I found myself sympathizing for them and wishing things turned out differently. There were so many scenes that are revolting. I want to go inside the book and tell them "Hey! You can't do that! You can't kiss each other like that!" But in the end, I just felt pity and remorse. This book reminds us that no matter how much you love each other, no matter how hard you fight for it, if it's against the law, it's impossible.

This is one of the books that's impossible to finish without having tears in your eyes. This is beautiful as it is heartbreaking. You may have seen love in it's myriad forms. But this one is definitely unique..

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Clarification: I liked it but I gave it 4 stars because I really don't get the incest issue. It's not my thing.
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Quotes Dianne Liked

Tabitha Suzuma
“At the end of the day it's about how much you can bear, how much you can endure. Being together, we harm nobody; being apart, we extinguish ourselves.”
Tabitha Suzuma, Forbidden

Tabitha Suzuma
“You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.”
Tabitha Suzuma, Forbidden

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Michelle Sedeño Heyy, I love your icon. ;)
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Emma This is so intriguing. Maybe I should read this one. :)

Dianne Michelle wrote: "Heyy, I love your icon. ;)
I'm posting my Red album review soon. Drop by if you have time and if you wanted to. :)

Thanks Michelle! I love Taylor Swift and Red is just awesome! I might drop by your blog, I'd love to know your thoughts. :)

Dianne Emma wrote: "This is so intriguing. Maybe I should read this one. :)"

Yup!. It sure is!.. I read this out of curiosity but I was surprised by how poignant and beautiful it was. You should read this.

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