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Forbidden - Tabitha Suzuma " You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel" This is the story of Lochan and Maya.This is a story of soulmates, of equals, who understood each other when no one else did. They cried together, they stood up for each other, they comforted, they seen the other at their most vulnerable, they were there to pick up the pieces.What if i tell you they are brother and sister?" There are no laws, no boundaries on feelings. We can love each other as much and as deeply as we want. No one,Maya, no one can ever take that away from us. "Together they had to grow up fast, between a father that abandoned them and an alcoholic and negligent mother, it was up to Lochan and Maya to take care of their younger siblings, 13 year old Kit, 9 year old Tiff and 5 year old Willa.All that hardship and trying to keep their family together, brought them even closer. But the thing is, they were always more than siblings, more than best friends, they were all they ever wanted." Being together, we harm nobody; being apart, we extinguish ourselves. "So how can a feeling so natural and perfect may be seen has a sick and twisted feeling?Incest is a taboo all around the globe.It's controversial and a sensitive issue. And I'll not try to justify their love. While reading, for me it was not an issue. How it was portrayed this story, how Suzuma so brilliantly showed their love, it was impossible for me to ever regard them as something wrong, disgusting, ugly.This book was one of the most beautiful, pure, endearing, heartbreaking books i ever read. It's been hours since i finished and i can't stop thinking about it.A one of a kind book, a story i know will stay with me forever.I read some reviews before and i tried to prepare myself but nothing could prepare me for it, especially for Lochan.My heart still hurts... I felt his pain, his desperation, his love.How he mastered the art of becoming invisible. How he could truly be himself at home, with their siblings. How he was afraid that his little brother would be ashamed of him. How it was his love for Maya made him through the day.The relationship between the siblings is endearing and so realistic, and their excuse for a mother didn't deserve any of them.I still can't put to words all that i felt reading it, all that i still feel for it.It was painful to read?It was.Do you regret reading?Not in a million years. 5 INFINITE STARS