Monday, June 14, 2010

Bookwitch Reviews Tabitha Suzuma's Forbidden

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma centers around a sibling couple. I haven't read it yet, but according to reviews, including this one by Bookwitch, the novel is sympathetic to the siblings.

But I just knew that however positive a novel Forbidden might be, it just couldn’t end well. And that’s a problem.

It doesn’t end well. No spoiler there. You just couldn’t end with a happily-ever-after incestuous relationship, however much you’d want to.

Why not? It happens in life. Books worth reading could also be written about such relationships, especially chronicling how they struggle with prejudice.

It made me think of inter-racial relationships not so very long ago. They weren’t just frowned on; they were illegal. That has changed. Could this change too?

Let's hope so and work to make it happen.

The comments left after Bookwitch’s review are worth reading, too.
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