Buy a cheap copy of Innocents book by Cathy Coote. Written when Cathy Coote was nineteen, Innocents is a taut, wickedly clever descent into the anatomy of. Innocents – Cathy Coote. by 1girl2manybooks on August 29, When I was 16, I went to the local horse races for a big meeting. My best friend in high school . All about Innocents by Cathy Coote. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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As I began writing the letter, I noticed my style mimicked hers: This Lolitaseed of evil, who’s also the protagonist isn’t even likable. I like role reversals, so those 2. The language is simplistic and innocent, beautifully capturing the image of a confused teenager masking her inner turmoil by trying to be just like everyone else. It was odd though, that the author never mentioned the names of the two of them.

For instance, she required help bathing innocenrs would splash water onto the floor on purpose, and this turned them on leading to sex. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Instead, their one-time fallout lasts for two or so pages before the relationship is rebuilt. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The story is basically a slow descent into madness and obsession for both parties.


There is nothing psychologically interesting about her and, worst of all, nothing psychologically interesting about her relationship. The characters never face real challenges, not even in the graphic, hard-to-swallow climactic scene that is followed by a innodents albeit atypical ending. 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.

This book was extremely different I saw the tired, struggling righteousness of you. As it happens, in Australia, where this story takes place, the age of consent EXCEPT for student-teacher relationships is 16, which makes for interesting fodder for debate about what is appropriate according to differing rules. You were charmingly, naively presuming yourself guilty of lechery, debauchery, debasement.


I like role reversals, so those always are fun for me. It’s weird and hyper-sexual and not even in a satisfying Anna Todd fanfiction way. I never once felt pity for this narrator like I do for Lo, plain Lo, in the morning. The audience was clearly people who wanted ckote be scandalized and titillated, without the benefit of actually having to consider alternative sexual lifestyles.

Read reviews that mention year old main character cathy coote sex scenes subject matter older man dark and disturbing girl who seduces seduces her teacher old girl recommend this book read this book book that made book though book is an intense read book is written relationship lolita letter sexual. There are many sentences that end with ‘darling,’ which is never pleasant. And I’m sharing that with you all because I cannot suffer it alone.

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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Learn how cooet comment data is processed. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Who knew that innocence is a great weapon when it comes to the game of sex innocnts desire? It is a frustrating read at every turn but I have to confess that I couldn’t put it down in spit of that frustration and reread it a few time after I was done.

Innocents is basically one long sex scene interrupted by brief periods of rest. And, like Lolita — which will always be the competitor for books with this subject matter — it keeps you pretty distant. That’s how caghy pity her, that’s how your heart breaks for her. The writing was fine, but the story just didn’t really go anywhere.


I haven’t read such a thought provoking book in really long time. You trapped a 30 something man in your web and now he’s stuck because he’s ensnared by your golden and youthful lady parts.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. But this debauching of a decent one was more compelling than anything I had ever experienced. Early in the book, she kills time compulsively sketching other girls in her class, usually contorted into painful, sexually degrading positions. This leads me to believe that she’s come to an understanding of her faults so I wanted to like her but I don’t. Let me try to explain why.

Coote, refreshingly, examines the disturbing moral aspects without succumbing to a hamfisted, moralistic denouement. Laughter in the Dark Vladimir Nabokov. The main character; a sixteen year old girl, seduces her teacher, moves in with him, and draws coote photos of people in the buff. 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.

References to this work on external resources. The story is of an introverted, sixteen year-old orphan being raised by cqthy unassuming aunt and uncle. It’s very clear they’re both obsessed with each other which is disturbing. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Really hard, my brain hurts! Apr 04, Bianca rated it did not like it Shelves: Not my Cup of Tea::

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