It should come as no shocker to anyone that my first actual post is on a book review! I love books and can devour them in .2 seconds flat. This book is Called ” You”, by Caroline Kepnes. Picking up this book I was instantly drawn to the cover though depending on where you purchase it, the cover is different based on store. I did not even read the back synopsis before purchasing it for $14.99 at my local Target, but here is the brief description on the back of the book if you’re interested :
“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.”
Let’s be honest, this book is 432 pages of pure suspense!!!! The second you start reading it is almost impossible to put it down and it took me a little under a week to finish the while thing.I am usually not a fan of thriller novels but this one may have changed my mind.
You ( the reader) and reading in first person point of view. So the book is entirely made up of reading the thoughts of Joe, the psychopathic stalker. It is very strange to put yourself in that mind set of a potential killer,but once there it is so gripping and you start to actually relate to Joe. Though I will admit, there are some racy scenes you read, and reading them is a little awkward, but push through and the book is a winner! I would suggest no one under the age of 17 read this book based solely on the language and sexual/ scenes ( not as bad as Christian Grey but still). I broke down my opinion in a few different categories that I listed below. If you happen to purchase this book or read it let me know what you think in the comments!
Below are links to where you can find YOU by Caroline Kepnes.