I want you guys to read this passage twice. Go back and read it, and then look especially at the green underlined bit. Is it me, but does that whole sentence feel really controlling and obsessive on Isabelle’s part? Simon can’t even talk to his best friend alone, without Isabelle intruding, I mean she is practically breathing down Clary’s neck. Apparently, since Isabelle has set her sights on Simon, he can’t even have inside jokes with Clary. A girl by the way, that has been his friend since they were both practically in diapers.
Again, I think a lot of people miss this piece of fuckery because 1) Isabelle is a girl and 2) the book is so boring that the readers were probably skimming at this point. Yet, this should be talked about just as much as Jace’s controlling and obsessive behavior towards Clary. Controlling behavior, be it from a man or woman is wrong and just because it comes from a girl doesn’t make more it acceptable.
The last question I have is for Cassandra Clare herself. Why can’t you write healthy relationships? Seriously, we are half way through this book and I have yet to see even one healthy relationship; and that’s just down right sad folks.
ETA 8/3/2016: Sorry guys, but I just realized that on the panels it says this passage was taken from Chapter 11, but it was actually taken from Chapter 12. It’s way too late to change because I’m currently working on Chapter 15. Fortunately, the next week’s panels are correctly labeled.