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I would deeply appreciate it if Cathy wrote a sequel to this so we could know what happened with that. Coote was only 19 when she wrote this book, but her use of the metaphorical language is amazing.

I’m shivering with mixed feelings! It bored me and I was not scandalized or titillated. Write a customer review.


Like, I get it. This is not what I was expecting from this book. They have sex constantly and she’s constantly manipulating him. However, I must say that the ending is truly shocking…I never expected that to happen, which just made me feel more sympathy for the male character…his naivety is….

All that and a little butt sex aside, I did enjoy the “postscript” portion of this book, I think that was handled really well. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This book receives a 1. In Australian writer Cootes provocative variation on a theme tackled many times before, the answer is a disturbing and nearly unequivocal yes.


The narrator becomes increasingly calculating as she tangles him in her web of sexual manipulation. The book is written in the form of a letter that the girl is writing to her ex-lover to explain her side of things.

There were many eyerolls; that’s the only thing that I could say. 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 Apr 13, Mishma added it Shelves: Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.

To ward off any readers who might be wondering what deep, Freudian secrets lie in the tangled recesses of her mind, the protagonist makes this categorical declaration: For instance, she required help bathing and would splash water onto the floor on purpose, and this turned them on leading to sex.

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. He eventually reads the letter the book we, the audience, have readhe forgives her because his love is enough to accept the fact that she’s just a cold and insane bitch she is crying as he accepts her back and tells him that she is faking the tears at that very moment, and all he does is coddle her and tell her its alright.

Sep 28, Caraleigh rated it it was amazing.


However, those were few and far between. Innocents by Cathy Coote. 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.

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

Lolita, bless her, was a little girl with her chest puffed up big and brave, but she was so broken from coofe start. Your exploration destroyed these lands, darling”while plausibly that of a teenager, becomes grating innocentx, but Coote’s brazen novel never falls into precocity or melodrama.

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 literary voice. Return to Book Page. And if the victim is her thirty-four-year-old teacher, shouldn’t he have known better?

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The whole question of consent that this apparently brought up really was nix for me. She mentioned the names of many others, but not the girl and the teacher. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.