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|
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The Opposite of Innocent Reviews
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I usually don't like books in verse but this was really good even with the abrupt ending.
"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
I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
A Proper representation on how I feel right now.
Practically in tears this book is told in verse of a young high school freshman in love with her father bestfriend. Of course this was just a little girls crush. However, things turn for the worse when the relatonship escalates. Of course the fact that a grown man who is 29 pursues a romantic relationship with a 14 year old is against the law. He is a pedophile. My heart broke when Lily is coerced into having sex with him. All I wanted to do was cry for her. This may be fiction but this sort of ...more
If you are looking for a quick, dark, taboo contemporary I would suggest trying this one out. It is told in verse and is very readable; I finished it in like 2 hours. It will def. make you uncomfortable, but I think that the author wants you to. It is interesting to see how their relationship progresses/how this can happen to someone. I do feel like it rushes a bit and certain things could be expanded more. Lilly definitely came to certain decisions and choices rather fast to me. Nevertheless, i ...more
I’ve always been in love with Luke. For as far back as I can remember.
3 1/2 stars. This is a very sad book in verse about a girl dragged into a relationship with a much, much older man.
Main strength: I found myself unable to look away. Lily’s story is so horrifying and feels strangely real, starting as if it could be an innocent unrequited crush by a 14-year-old and becoming more and more serious as Logan makes his interest clear. It perfectly mirrors the quick progression of events, and th ...more
Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier
Luke is finally returning after two long years away. Lily was only twelve when he left but now, at fourteen, she cannot wait for him to see the new and improved young lady. When Lily’s parents announce that Luke will be staying with them for awhile, Lily’s heart soars. And when he kisses her? It cannot get any better … can it?
The eloquent and lyrical verse of this novel will pull you in, make you queasy, and then t ...more
Sonya Sones remains the queen of teen. She is the rare author whose verse evokes the imagery and emotion of prose.