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...
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The Opposite of Innocent Reviews
This is simply one of the most easiest and most powerful books about rape and sexual deceit I have ever read.
The writing is so simplistic that the message is so focused, it's as simple as telling a story in short poems.
It centres on Lily who has a crush on Luke who as been in her family for as long as she can remember and he is 15 years older than her.
The book starts with how in love she thinks she is with him a d how that emotion seemed to have heightened in his absence. He coerced her into hav ...more
it was probably no big deal.
it felt like
the opposite of innocent.”
Sometimes the smallest of books can pack the most punch
Lily has been in love with Luke, a friend of her fathers, since she was a little girl. As she grows older, this feeling doesn’t diminish. So when he returns from a trip to Africa and stays with them temporarily, she’s over the moon. It isn’t long before he starts to notice her that way as well. But as her burgeoning crush turns into something much much more ...more
In The Opposite of Innocent, we follow a story that’s painfully familiar for a lot of people: a girl being groomed by a sexual predator, and that grooming turning into a fully-blown abusive relationship. What sets this book apart, however, is both the fact that it’s a story told in prose, and the fact that our narrator is so incredibly young and naïve; she genuinely has no clue what’s coming until it’s too late.
I’ve always been in love with Luke. For as far back as I can remember.
Right from th ...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
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
CW: This review will talk about sexual assault, pedophilia, and rape
Sonya Sones is one of the queen’s of contemporary, hard-hitting YA. I remember staying up late in middle school to read her books. The topics seemed so forbidden and unlike anything I had ever read before. Her latest book tackles another tough, but sadly realistic, topic that teens face–sexual predators and abusive relationships.
The most striking part of the book is how young and innocent Lily’s voice is. She’s a 14 year old who ...more