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 Poignant and chilling by turns, The Opposite of Innocent is award-winning author Sonya Sones?s most gripping...

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Title:The Opposite of Innocent
Author:Sonya Sones
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0062370332
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

The Opposite of Innocent Reviews

  • Becky
    Sep 25, 2018
    First sentence: The Friend of the Family I've always been in love with Luke. For as far back as I can remember. I used to climb into his lap, throw my arms around his neck, and tell him I was gonna marry him when I grew up. And Luke would smile down at me and say,...
  • Jennifer Brown
    Jan 12, 2019
    So my rating for this is based on how well it is written and not for the topic itself. I enjoy this author's work so I usually just pick her books up without reading the synopsis's. After starting this one, I realized it's about a tough topic: child abuse, sexual abuse, mental abuse, e...
  • Amie Newberry
    Nov 10, 2018
    Hmmm...writing felt like it came from the pen of a teenager?which I suppose could be a good thing considering it?s a YA book. It still felt predictable and a little gross. I can?t recommend it, even with the redeeming pitch at the end to help abused teens. ...
  • BookChic Club
    Jun 04, 2018
    I was excited to see a new Sonya Sones book available on Edelweiss, as I didn't know she had one coming out. I downloaded it and read it over the course of two days. As usual, the book was in verse so it's a pretty quick read, but it was a really powerful one. Sones told Lily's story s...
  • Patti Wlliams
    Nov 09, 2018
    This is a YA book told in verse. I enjoy this kind of book because I think it gets right to the emotions of the story. The story in The Opposite of Innocent is sadly so true. It does an excellent job of describing how victims are groomed by their predator, sometimes for years. It also ...
  • Beth Rodgers
    Aug 03, 2018
    'The Opposite of Innocent' is yet another fantastic novel-in-verse by the illustrious Sonya Sones. The story will draw readers in and not let go, making them wish for what they want to happen but know may only be a desperate wish. It will haunt readers well past the last page, eager to...
  • Lindsay
    Jul 12, 2018
    Wasn't a fan of the ending. Thanks Edelweiss for the ARC. ...
  • Alyson Kent
    Jun 13, 2018
    Based off an ARC the library where I work received. This is one of those books where I?m left with mixed feelings and a low, queasy feeling in my stomach. The subject matter is horrific and heartbreaking. I want to bundle Lily up and drag her to the best therapist there is (after ...
  • Aya Serry
    Sep 30, 2018
    3.5 This was a beautiful,painful and very difficult ?at some points? to read book! And the authors note is one of the best i?ve ever read. ...
  • emily
    Aug 13, 2018
    woah ...
  • Jaclyn
    Sep 08, 2018
    If you are looking for a quick, dark, taboo contemporary I would suggest trying this one out. It is told in verse and is very readable; I finished it in like 2 hours. It will def. make you uncomfortable, but I think that the author wants you to. It is interesting to see how their relat...
  • Lisa Fipps
    Sep 06, 2018
    Sonya Sones hits every note of a sexual abuse survivor's story, capturing what a predator does, so subtly at first and so boldly later, and how the prey feels each step of the way. As a survivor, I finish this book and begin this review by wiping away tears, tears because I know this b...
  • Katherine
    Jan 14, 2019
    ?To Luke, it was probably no big deal. But to me- it felt like the opposite of innocent.? Sometimes the smallest of books can pack the most punch Lily has been in love with Luke, a friend of her fathers, since she was a little girl. As she grows older, this feeling d...
  • Tina
    Oct 01, 2018
    So heartbreaking and tense. I feel like I need a shower ? ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Jul 29, 2018
    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 relationship. What sets this book apart, however, is both the fact that it?s a story told in...
  • Vivian Wolkoff
    Feb 16, 2019
    Like I said on my update, this book is short but it packs a hell of a punch! I knew girls who went through similar experiences to Lily's. Two of them in fact -- a neighbor and a school friend. I got to see how devastating it was for them while the events unfolded... and how much it ch...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Feb 17, 2019
    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 especially new to the table for me, so I'm giving it 3.5 stars. TW: pedophilia, groomi...
  • Riley
    Sep 19, 2018
    4.5 ...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Aug 20, 2018
    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. ? Pro: It amazed me how Sones could write about something so ugly in such a beauti...
  • Hallie
    Aug 31, 2018
    CW: This review will talk about sexual assault, pedophilia, and rape Sonya Sones is one of the queen?s of contemporary, hard-hitting YA. I remember staying up late in middle school to read her books. The topics seemed so forbidden and unlike anything I had ever read before. Her la...
  • Maxine Livingstone
    Nov 28, 2018
    Practically in tears this book is told in verse of a young high school freshman in love with her father bestfriend. Of course this was just a little girls crush. However, things turn for the worse when the relatonship escalates. Of course the fact that a grown man who is 29 pursues a r...
  • Rebecca
    Sep 29, 2018
    Reading this as an adult, there's a terrible sense of creeping doom as Lily slips further under Luke's influence. That could be triggering for some readers, but it also does make this, as the cover blurb from Gayle Foreman says, a great #MeToo introduction for teen readers with adult g...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    Aug 14, 2018
    RATING: 3/5 ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Fourteen-year-old Lily has been infatuated with Luke for as long as she can remember. Luke is a friend of her family, who happens to be twice her age. A crush turns into a relationship that Lily cannot handle....
  • Tanya Tate
    Apr 20, 2018
    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 ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Aug 17, 2018
    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 strength: I found myself unable to look away. Lily?s story is so horrifying and f...
  • TheEuphoricZat
    Feb 18, 2019
    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 story in short poems. It centres on Lily who has a crush on Luke who as been in her f...
  • Jeweliana
    Sep 16, 2018
    "I wish I could just tell them the truth/ but they'd go bonkers if they knew/ how old Luke really is." Books about pedo's are always hard to read but this one left me feeling unsatisfied with its lack of a concrete ending. Plot I'm 100% certain this plot has been done ...
  • Victoria Lee
    Apr 24, 2018
    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 swept away by Lily's emotions. The slow shift of her feelings toward Luke, and th...
  • Annabelle Pederson
    Feb 06, 2019
    I checked out this book this morning....and I just finished it. It was a wonderful book. I definitely think it opens peoples eyes to rape, and sexual abuse. It may be more common than we think and we just don?t hear about it. I felt a mix of emotions while reading this, sadness, joy,...
  • Crazy4Books
    Sep 21, 2018
    I thought the verse style was done really well. I liked how approachable it was while still giving us the full story. It felt like we were reading this girls diairy. I found the writing and the story super gripping. I finished it all in one sitting. The main reasons it got a 3 stars is...