Review : You by Caroline Kepnes

“When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card. There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting. As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.”

Creepy. This book was creepy. The kind of story that makes you feel extremely inconfortable while reading, but it’s also very addictive so it’s pretty much impossible to put down. The story is about obsession, it’s dark and sometimes uneasy. You are stuck in the head of this trouble men, this scary and terrifying men. Joe is a fascinating character. I love being in the mind of a vilain. I love trying to understand what is going on and why he is doing all this. I actually really enjoyed Joe’s voice. He may be a stalker, but he is also very smart. i like smart characters, good or bad. i didn’t like beck’s character… or any of her friend really. They all felt very boring to me and I was annoyed by all of them. I think Beck is also a very trouble character. Her and Joe are such a destructive couple. The end was very good, I like not knowing what is going to happen next. I was a bit sad to learn that we were getting a sequel, i think it was a great stand alone. But I will be reading the next book. I also really like the writing and the fact that Joe was pretty much talking to Beck the entire time. You can see in Joe’s voice how obsessed he is and you can see him get worst. Kepnes writing was perfect for this story. It adds so much to the story and fits perfectly how heavy the book is. 

You : 4/5


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