“In this high school-set psychological tale, a tormented teen named Evan starts to discover a series of unnerving photographs—some of which feature him. Someone is stalking him . . . messing with him . . . threatening him. Worse, ever since his best friend Ariel has been gone, he’s been unable to sleep, spending night after night torturing himself for his role in her absence. And as crazy as it sounds, Evan’s starting to believe it’s Ariel that’s behind all of this, punishing him. But the more Evan starts to unravel the mystery, the more his paranoia and insomnia amplify, and the more he starts to unravel himself.”
That is not an easy book to review because there is not much that I have enjoyed in it.
but I also didn’t hated it.
First, lets talk about what I liked about this book. I like the writing. David Levithan is a fantastic writer and i will always enjoy his style. It’s simple and beautiful at the same time.
I like the vibe of the story. The heavy and dark atmosphere. I enjoyed the creepy aspect. It’s the type of book you want to read on a rainy day.
now, for what i dislike…
The characters. I absoluty hate the characters. Didn’t feel any connection with them. I couldn’t bring myself to care much about what was going to happened to them. they felt pretty empty with not personality.
I dislike the whole struck through words. At first i found it interesting, but i swear more than half of the book is made of struck through words. The impact was less effective and even a bit annoying.
the pictures were interesting but i got bored pretty fast.
overall, not a every good book. Would not recommend, but please check out David Levithan’s other work because he is a great writer.
Every you, every me : 2.5/5