But on the eve of her 16th birthday — the day that John plans to move the family to a remote island even further removed from people — she and her secret boyfriend Harry Percelle Ascott run away together to London.
The righteousness of teenage rebellion and joy in sudden freedom are palpable and almost too earnest to bear. And keeping her under lock and key was for the good of others as well as herself. The situation creates some incongruous visual moments as this rough-looking, hirsute fellow reacts like a scared, lovestruck teenager.
Supernatural transformations have long been used to amplify the confusion of adolescent growing pains. Without her jailor, the princess in the tower only has herself to blame for her actions. Teenage dramas have long used supernatural themes as metaphors to explore the real issues young adults deal with, most notably Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Twilight series.
How did June and Harry fall in love? What do they like about each other?
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How do they experience situations differently as a white girl and a biracial boy? There are so many cultural threads to unravel with shape-shifting as a premise, but none are picked up. The other half of The Innocents is set on an isolated Norwegian island, where a charismatic doctor Guy Pearce has founded an institute to investigate women who can shape-shift just like June.
There are also myriad unanswered questions that more attention to character would help with.
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