It's Day 3 of A Forbidden Book Club and *fans self* I think we're getting a little hot and heavy in here! Today we're talking about chapters 6-10, so if you're not there yet....hurry and catch up! I loved all the comments Monday about the book so far, and can't wait to hear what you all have to say about THE DANCE!
SPOILERS AHEAD (don't read if you haven't read chapters 1-10)
The chapter starts with Maya and Lochan walking together while Maya does cartwheels and Lochan laughs at her. I think this was an awesome way to remind us that they are still kids. It's hard, with all their responsibilities to remember that they're only children. They talk about never kissing anyone before. Lochan says "sometimes...." and I immediately think he wants to say that sometimes he wishes he could kiss Maya, or he wishes they weren't brother and sister. (I'm jaded because I know where it's headed. )
Their mom grows more distant. Staying out all night, spending all her time with her boyfriend, pretending she isn't a mother of five children. It's too much responsibility for two kids. I hate her so much!!
Kit stays out all night and Lochan goes crazy. Trying to keep control when everything is out of control. He sees himself as a parent, saying, "Parents get Angry with their children, sure....but they don't try to strangle them." I get SO mad at Kit, then have to remind myself that he's just a kid who's been abandoned! Of course their mother didn't care. It makes me crazy that their mom is absent all week, making Lochan and Maya do all the work, then she just comes back and plays the good mom eating breakfast with them and joking around with them.
It's crazy how Lochan is good looking, so incredibly smart, seemingly talented (good dancer/rhythm) and can still be so insecure. It just goes to show that the negative is so much more powerful than the positive, and how much being abandoned can affect a child. It's not surprising that Maya looks at Lochan the way she does when she has no father to fill that void. She's starved for love and fatherly affection.
The dance!!! "I Just forgot, for one insane moment, that Maya was my sister." WOW....that was....interesting. I'm just having a hard time thinking of them as brother and sister. Is anyone else having this problem?
Lochan is tortured by his feelings. She was the one person he could talk to about everything and now he's lost her. Maya's trying to make things better, but only making them worse. Maya knows what happened (SHE FELT IT! AAAHHH) and is scared she will lose Lochan. She feels like she's always loved him as more than a brother, but can't think like that because they're not sick.
Maya gets asked out by the hottest guy at school. She agrees, but really it's only to show Lochan that she didn't mean anything by dancing with him. She hopes that this will make Lochan talk to her again, but I have a feeling it's not going to have the affect she is hoping for.....
I'm finding myself wanting them to get together, when I know this isn't the way I'd feel in real life. I think it's just that I can't see them as siblings. What do you think?
For Monday, read chapters 11-15. NO CHEATING!! Ok, some of you haven't been able to stop, but if that happens, make sure you write down something to mark the chapters, so you remember what to talk about :D Monday night at 10:00 EST we'll do a live chat on the blog, as that time seems to work with most of you. I'm having so much fun with this, and love seeing your #ForbiddenBookClub tweets on Twitter!