nThere is this book call All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood that getting all the praise and rave reviews on Goodreads and I don’t know why. The whole premise of the book deals with taboo and unconventional love. Look I’m by no means a prude. I have no problem with provocative and controversial things but this book is one I will not be reading.
I know what you’re thinking? How the hell can you rant and bash a book you haven’t even read yet? I’ll tell you how. I’m not for the bullshit. I’m not for the Lolita type of books. I’m not for the romanticizing of pedophilia. I don’t care how many of you say that All the Ugly and Wonderful Things isn’t anything like Lolita. I’m not for grown ass men developing feelings for a 13 yr old. I don’t care if this so called man waited until she was 18 yrs old to pursue these feelings. It’s nasty.
This book is on that Woody Allen, Roman Polanski type shit and I ain’t here for it. Basically, Wavy , the main character life is hell. Her parents ain’t shit. I’m talking crackhead meth dealing, trailer trash ain’t shit parents. So enters her savior, some dude name Kellen who is way, way older. From the reviews on Goodreads, this Kellen person decided to be the “adult” in her life and take care of her and lead her in the right direction. I would say a foster-parent type situation.
If that is the case, why the fuck are you developing feelings for this child? To me, this is the classic case of “grooming” and “conditioning” your victim. And all the reviewers that praise this book and gave it a great ratings are nasty bastards. I don’t care. This is one argument I will not change my mind on. Pedophilia is not love. It’s not something to be romanticized.
Seriously, one reviewer say that Kellen’s motivate is not in a sexual manner but out of compassion and loneliness. If you’re lonely and want to show compassion get a damn dog.
It’s been said that this book is not for everyone and I totally get that. I’m just ranting and telling you how I feel. This book feels like it romanticize pedophilia. I get Woody Allen vibes. For the younger followers, google Woody Allen. You’ll see all the controversy surrounding him and his marriage to his adopted daughter, turned wife.
Back to the book. I don’t know if they got married but its been hinted that a relationship happened. How the far the relationship went, I have no idea. You have to ask someone that has read it. Either way….
AGAIN, I did NOTread this book. This is just my thoughts and opinions and how uncomfortable I feel about this particular subject matter and this book. It all feels evil.
With this opinion piece I know I will offend some of my followers and that is alright. I might be totally wrong about this book but until someone I know and trust readS this filth and tell me otherwise. My opinion will stay the same.
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