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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No library descriptions found. She is an innocent who acts experienced; he is an experienced who acts innocent.

I haven’t read such a thought provoking book in really long time. The unnamed narrator of the story- or as I call her,a modern Lolita-managed to take the reader on a dark and twisted journey throughout the book.

It’s written sort of as a letter. The thing about Lolita and I only reference it because the narrator did is that Lolita, innocentz child, was a cunning and selfish little brat, just like the narrator here – but Lolita played a game she didn’t understand.

She leaves the aunt and uncle who are her guardians and moves in with her teacher; together, they quickly embark on a journey into their darkest desires. Forcing someone vulnerable and naive into a sexual relationship to satisfy cooote twisted desire is perverted, even evil.

That’s the basic plot of this story. Popular covers see all 6 covers.

I think he was again, quite embarrassed by that! The book just grew on me. Her darling’s character won me in so many ways. Notify me of new posts via email.

The characters never face real challenges, not even in the graphic, ha If I based my review on the writing alone, Innocents would get four stars. Usually such stories are fun reads because the forbidden love aspect provides a built-in tension in the story that is highly entertaining. Also, the transition of point of views wasn’t xoote very well. Innocente was 19 when she wrote the manuscript, and it shows.


My instincts were vicious, predatory, from the start. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.


Jul 14, Meha rated it it was amazing. I knew that something was going to happen with Mr Harrison and his speculations of the two of them. I got through the first chapter, or part, or whatever it was, okay. Nov 17, Yoshi rated it it was amazing.

The norm in Western Societies is to place all of the blame on the male involved if the relationship presents itself as a male teacher and female student. Innocents by Cathy Coote. The teacher the cooote begins by worshipping this girl from afar because he knows how morally wrong it would be for him to act upon his desire.

It reeks of teenage prestige and self-importance.

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Discover what to read next. But when the perpetrator is a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl, is she culpable? 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 c Review from Way Too Hot Books “My darling, all of this is my fault. Mar 31, Emma Louise rated it did not like it Cotoe One has to be in this anonimous girl’s shoes. Unforgettable, disturbing, and morally complex, Innocents permanently unsettles our notions of innocence, experience, and power, and suggests that we all are culpable.

But I can’t say I’m disappointed I read it, as disturbing and controversial as it was.


Cathy Coote is an Australian author who was born in View Full Version of PW. As the story progresses we notice that he becomes slightly more hostile towards her and she revels in it. But it doesn’t save the book. Jul 01, Lizzie Liu rated it it was amazing. Her claim of its depravity and abnormality felt even more overdramatic and pathetic than the scenes of her nausea that followed.

Written when Cathy Coote was nineteen, Innocents is a taut, wickedly clever descent into the anatomy of an obsession, the debut of a precociously assured and provocative young cahy voice. Lolita seduced Humbert, sure – but she didn’t know what it meant, or what it would cost. Laughter in the Dark Vladimir Nabokov. The Enchanter Vladimir Nabokov. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. They have sex constantly and she’s constantly manipulating him. Apr 04, Bianca rated it did not like it Shelves: Not just because she was dating an older man much like Ccathy hadbut the way she spoke of her relationship as more a game than an actual event struck an all-too-familiar chord.

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