The Opposite of Innocent

The Opposite of Innocent

Poignant and chilling by turns, The Opposite of Innocent is award-winning author Sonya Sones’s most gripping novel in verse yet. It’s the story of a girl named Lily, who’s been crushing on a man named Luke, a friend of her parents, ever since she can remember.

Luke has been away for two endless years, but he’s finally returning today. Lily was only twelve when he left. But now, at fourteen, she feels transformed. She can’t wait to see how Luke will react when he sees the new her. And when her mother tells her that Luke will be staying with them for a while, in the bedroom right next to hers, her heart nearly stops.

Having Luke back is better than Lily could have ever dreamed. His lingering looks set Lily on fire. Is she just imagining them? But then, when they’re alone, he kisses her. Then he kisses her again. Lily’s friends think anyone his age who wants to be with a fourteen-year-old must be really messed up. Maybe even dangerous. But Luke would never do anything to hurt her...would he?

In this powerful tale of a terrifying leap into young adulthood, readers will accompany Lily on her harrowing journey from hopelessness to hope.

Title:The Opposite of Innocent
ISBN:9780062370334
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About Sonya Sones

SONYA SONES has written seven young adult novels in verse: Stop Pretending, What My Mother Doesn’t Know, What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know, One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies, To Be Perfectly Honest, Saving Red, and The Opposite of Innocent.


    The Opposite of Innocent Reviews

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    This is an extremely important book and I am so, so glad that it exists. With that being said, I do feel like I've read this plot many times before and I didn't find that this one brought anything esp...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    In The Opposite of Innocent, we follow a story that’s painfully familiar for a lot of people: a girl being groomed by a sexual predator, and that grooming turning into a fully-blown abusive relation...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    I’ve always been in love with Luke. For as far back as I can remember. 3 1/2 stars. This is a very sad book in verse about a girl dragged into a relationship with a much, much older man. Main str...

  • Riley

    4.5...

  • Camila Roy ??RoyIsReading??

    RATING: 3/5ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewFourteen-year-old Lily has been infatuated with Luke for as long as she can remember. Luke is a friend of her family, who happens t...

  • Tanya Tate

    4.5 Stars! I received a copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.A Proper representation on how I feel right now. RTC...

  • TheEuphoricZat

    This is simply one of the most easiest and most powerful books about rape and sexual deceit I have ever read.The writing is so simplistic that the message is so focused, it's as simple as telling a st...

  • emily

    woah...

  • Samantha (WLABB)

    She thought the sun rose and set with Luke, and felt like she was living the dream, when Luke finally began to see her as a woman. However, Lily soon learned how Luke was a wolf in sheep's clothing....

  • Victoria Lee

    I was lucky to get my hands on an ARC of this book on Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I don't usually go for novels in verse, but this was gorgeous, and so immersive, and I was immediately...