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Blundering around inside my own instincts, handicapped.

The sexual encounters were graphic and depraved. I read this book a few years ago and I still have mixed feelings about it, but I decided I liked the style in which it was written. The characters annoyed me and the plot was non-existent.

However, it was written by a 19 year old. Dec 29, Shaun rated it it was ok. Don’t you fancy me?

This book is written in the form of a letter that this girl is writing to her ex-lover, teacher, to explain her side of things This book was an enjoyable read mainly because it encouraged me to write a letter of my own. So enamored by her is he, that he quits his job, rents them a new house and takes her away from her life.

I know who he is, but she is still a young woman with innkcents power and needs, preparing for whatever next move feels right. No library descriptions found. IDK this book just didn’t do it for me. Innocenfs written sort of as a letter.

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There is more to this book than another retelling of the “Lolita” story.

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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. But this formed a new obsession. The ending was kind of expected though, I don’t know if it was just me but I’m glad it didn’t end up being all redemption and let’s-forgive-and-fuck kinda stories. 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.

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Innocents by Cathy Coote

I seriously can’t remember when is the last time I’ve thought What-the-fuck in one innovents. Relatively serious though it is, make no mistake, this is a sex book, full of arousing moments. Forcing someone vulnerable and naive into a sexual relationship to satisfy a twisted desire is perverted, even evil.

As it happens, in Australia, where this story takes place, the age of consent EXCEPT for student-teacher relationships is 16, which makes for coore fodder for debate about what is appropriate according to differing rules.

See all 36 reviews. You are commenting using your Facebook account. In this extraoridinarily dark psihosexual book they are both innocents: This book was extremely different The audience was clearly people who wanted to be scandalized and titillated, without the benefit of actually having to consider alternative sexual lifestyles.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. She seems to get very little enjoyment out of the acts, her only interest coming from the power she has over him, what she can make him feel for her. With newly awakened sexual powers, she casts a spell over her defenseless unnamed teacher.

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And, like Lolita — which will always be the competitor for books with this subject matter — it keeps you pretty distant. Innocents by Cathy Coote. Forcing someone vulnerable and naive into a sexual relationship to satisfy a twisted desire is perverted, even evil. Ccathy idea behind it is great but for me, the author just doesn’t deliver.

Unforgettable, disturbing, and morally complex, Innocents permanently unsettles our notions of innocence, experience, and power, and suggests that we all are culpable. The relationship was made even further sickening by the fact the girl acted infantile innocente the older character seemed to revel in the caring for a young child. I read books; I watch movies; I go places. She leaves the aunt and uncle who are her guardians and moves in with her teacher; together, they quickly embark on a journey into their darkest desires.

There is nothing psychologically interesting about her and, worst of all, nothing psychologically interesting about her relationship. But it felt like it all got so boring after that.