Poignant and chilling by turns, The Opposite of Innocent is award-winning author Sonya Soness most gripping novel in verse yet. Its the story of a girl named Lily, whos been crushing on a man named Luke, a friend of her parents, ever since she can remember.Luke has been away for two endless years, but hes finally returning today. Lily was only twelve when he left. But now, at fourteen, she feels transformed. She cant wait to see how Luke will react when he sees the new her. And when her mother tells her that Luke will be staying with them for a while, in the bedroom right next to hers, her heart nearly stops.Having Luke back is better than Lily could have ever dreamed. His lingering looks set Lily on fire. Is she just imagining them? But then, when theyre alone, he kisses her. Then he kisses her again. Lilys friends think anyone his age who wants to be with a fourteen-year-old must be really messed up. Maybe even dangerous. But Luke would never do anything to hurt her...would he?In thi...
|Title||:||The Opposite of Innocent|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
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The Opposite of Innocent Reviews
I was lucky to get my hands on an ARC of this book on Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
I don't usually go for novels in verse, but this was gorgeous, and so immersive, and I was immediately swept away by Lily's emotions. The slow shift of her feelings toward Luke, and the dawning clarity of Luke's true nature, was masterfully done. I'm a survivor, and in some ways this was hard to read because of just how well it reflected my own experiences back to me...but Sones handled the subject ...more
I'm conflicted. On one end I totally despised the writing style. I was so excited to read this book due to the fact that I like taboo books, but the writing and execution totally blew it for me. Although it was quick, it was not very good.
Now, the message behind this book is so important. It is so important to have young adult books that cover this topic. It was done in a really raw manner where you can see the character actually blaming herself for what is happening, which is not okay.
The boo ...more
Sonya Sones hits every note of a sexual abuse survivor's story, capturing what a predator does, so subtly at first and so boldly later, and how the prey feels each step of the way. As a survivor, I finish this book and begin this review by wiping away tears, tears because I know this book will be the end and the beginning for so many teens. The end of feeling they're alone with "the secret." The end of knotted, sour stomachs, and difficulty sleeping. The end to a zombie life hidden behind fake s ...more
I was excited to see a new Sonya Sones book available on Edelweiss, as I didn't know she had one coming out. I downloaded it and read it over the course of two days. As usual, the book was in verse so it's a pretty quick read, but it was a really powerful one. Sones told Lily's story so poignantly and so realistically- where Lily's crush on Luke becomes more than just a crush and what that new attention does to her over time. I got sucked in to her story and felt so badly for her as things with ...more
ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review
Fourteen-year-old Lily has been infatuated with Luke for as long as she can remember. Luke is a friend of her family, who happens to be twice her age. A crush turns into a relationship that Lily cannot handle. Staying means losing herself but leaving means losing everything
Let me start off by saying that I liked the book’s writing style. 1) It felt like I was reading a poem at times and 2)it really suited the storyline. Its a ...more
**Actual rating: 4.5 stars**
OK, wow. I expected this book to be intense, but I didn't anticipate how quickly I would get addicted. Or how scared it would make me feel. Lily was a wonderfully crafted character and I instantly wanted to protect her.
This was a fantastic verse novel, too realistic and so heartbreaking, but ultimately optimistic, and I highly recommend you check it out.
'The Opposite of Innocent' is yet another fantastic novel-in-verse by the illustrious Sonya Sones. The story will draw readers in and not let go, making them wish for what they want to happen but know may only be a desperate wish. It will haunt readers well past the last page, eager to know just what happened to Lily and how she will tear herself away from an undeniably horrific situation.
The story starts off pleasantly enough, with Lily crushing on an older man - her dad's best friend who is fi ...more
"I wish I could just tell them the truth/ but they'd go bonkers if they knew/ how old Luke really is."
Books about pedo's are always hard to read but this one left me feeling unsatisfied with its lack of a concrete ending.
Plot I'm 100% certain this plot has been done in at least 78 Lifetime movies. It's not overly graphic, but the story is pretty much laid out in the summary. Girl 'dates' 30yo man. There was definitely a lack of tension that made this a rather tame read. You know where it' ...more