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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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.

I enjoyed it immensely though, and could easily read it again. No trivia or quizzes yet. I knew that I am a kind of Holy Innocent, after all.

Sexual scenes are too graphic and obscene. I couldn’t figure this book out. Innocents is copte one of the most complicated,intense and disturbing book I’ve ever read. Nov 05, Crystal rated it liked it. Whole the time I was wondering where were aunt and uncle all this time and why they never done anything to stop her from running away from home.

References to this work on external resources. And yet, time and time again, in the news in real life, teachers are charged and prosecuted for relationships with students and minors. The unnamed narrator coote the story- or innocent I call her,a modern Lolita-managed to take the reader on a dark and twisted journey throughout the book. Discover what to read next. And, like Lolita — which will always be the competitor for books with this subject matter — it keeps you pretty distant. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. Let me try to explain why. 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.

Who knew that innocence is a great weapon when it comes to the game of sex and desire? Innocents by Cathy Coote. Overall, I’m disappointed about this read. Cathy Coote tried to describe the insides and horrors of being a pedophile.

Refresh and try again. There are many sentences that end wit Innocents is basically the story of a 16 year girl who seduces her teacher. Sep 15, Ashley Scott rated it liked it Shelves: She seduces him, moves in; he quits his job and, for a time, they live as lovers, though she remains in many way a child, even consciously exacerbating her childishness to keep him ensnared.

Okay, first of all, I’m still astounded by the fact that I grew to know the protagonist so intimately, learned how she thinks, learned that she’s a raging freaking psychopath who has to fake all her emotions and gets off on manipulating and seducing her unfortunate teacher-lover who ends up being almost as fucked up as she is.

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.


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View all 8 comments. I seriously can’t remember when is the cpote time I’ve thought What-the-fuck in one book. Jan 05, Amy rated it it was amazing.

Did I enjoy it? It made reading this a chore, especially when the dialogue tries to be all pheromone driven and angsty. Learn how your comment data is processed. There is a particular passage this is just one of many examples where I actually found her writing to be innlcents good where she likens the handwriting in the the notes that her departed lover is leaving her at the house after the butt sex incident to the times they were together, as the shapes of the letters in the alphabet remind her of intimacies and memories.

The audience was clearly people innocetns wanted to be scandalized and titillated, without the benefit of actually having to consider alternative sexual lifestyles.

And I’m sharing that with you all because I cannot suffer it alone. Unforgettable, disturbing, and morally complex, Innocents permanently unsettles our notions of innocence, experience, and power, and suggests that we all are culpable. It was a novel about seduction,manipulation,lies,skilled acting,addiction,destruction and what sexual desire can do to people. Innocents is basically one long sex scene interrupted by brief periods of rest. Cathy Coote was 19 when she wrote this book, and I can see that woven through on every.