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Don’t read this book. Forcing someone vulnerable and naive into a sexual relationship to satisfy a twisted desire is perverted, even evil. It made reading this a chore, especially when the dialogue tries to be all pheromone cath and angsty. When the nameless young narrator of Innocents decides to seduce her teacher, she immediately realizes that the power of her sexuality is greater than she ever imagined.

IDK this book just didn’t do it for me. As the story progresses we notice that he becomes innovents more hostile towards her and she revels in it.

So why not just 1-star?

Fiction Book Review: INNOCENTS by Cathy Coote, Author . Grove $13 (p) ISBN

She’s playing grown up, but she doesn’t understand what she’s doing until it has been done – and then there is no going back. A 16 year old pursues a 34 year old and they have a very sexual relationship.

Early in the book, she kills time compulsively ckote other girls in her class, usually contorted into painful, sexually degrading positions. The audience was clearly people who wanted to be scandalized and titillated, without the benefit of actually having to consider alternative sexual lifestyles.


I like the idea that two perverse souls end up trapped together, struggling to hide their realities. I cthy must commend this book for actually having an ending.

Of course, trying to delve into the depth of this book will result in no answers, because there simply is no depth. If she ever really did have to go to her ‘retreat’. This story is not for everyone, and I believe many people will have difficulty identifying with the characters, given their eccentricities.

My instincts were cathj, predatory, from the start.


This book focuses on an age-gap relationship, and coming from such a thing, I was inspired to take on literature regarding this subject matter. This book was an enjoyable read mainly because it encouraged me to write a letter of my own.

The book felt like it was trying too hard to be emotion-driven and strerile at the same time, but it just came off as a whole lot of confusing, repetitive drama that I didn’t particularly warm to. But give me a plot. Overall,innocents is not just a story. No library descriptions found. Her darling’s character won me in so many ways.

Google Books — Loading I actually thought this book was super debasing to both men and ciote, by playing up the whole women-use-sex-to-get-their-way and men-can’t-keep-it-in-their-pants angles. When her uncle walks in on her drawing one night, she runs away, to the home of the awkward male teacher who clearly has an interest in her.

I can’t recommend this as a general read, but for those interested in the subject matter of Lolita Complex or student-teacher relationship. A year old girl falls for her year old teacher, a la Lolita. The narrator is writing her “truth” to her former lover.

There are many sentences that end wit Innocents is basically the story of a 16 year girl who seduces her teacher. She lives with her aunt and uncle who “don’t understand her”, and spends time drawing pornographic and sadistic sketches where she is the one in control and inflicting pain and humiliation on her female school friends.


But what if the student is the aggressor? This was the most confusing, and disturbing book that I’ve ever read.

Apr 04, Bianca rated it did not like it Shelves: Apr 13, Mishma added it Shelves: 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 I knew that I am a kind of Holy Innocent, after all. If anything, Innocents is largely descriptive. She treats her peer relationships as games because she feels like she must hide who she really is.

Lolita seduced Humbert, sure – but she didn’t know what it meant, or what it would cost. I also think the style of writing is good, and the letter form in retrospective made this novel even coot intriguing because the reader’s knowledge and point of view are very limited.

I saw the tired, innocetns righteousness of you. Jul 06, Sharon Innoecnts rated it it was ok Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Innocsnts characters annoyed me and the plot was non-existent. Apr 26, Evan rated it really liked it Shelves: I think he was again, quite embarrassed by that!

It’s weird and hyper-sexual and not even in a satisfying Anna Todd fanfiction way. Would I read this again?