Thanks for stopping in to check out my thoughts on You by Caroline Kepnes. This title was also the Shelf Addiction January book club read. My real world group also read this title last month as well. Read on to find out why I recommend this title! Be sure to watch the coordinating video on my Book Tube channel!
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Pages: 432 (Hardcover)
Source: Amazon Kindle
Review Date: Recorded February 2015
Rating: 5 bookmarks
Synopsis: 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.
You was enthralling and full of crazy drama! The actions of some of the characters in this book are down right shocking at times, which leads to hours of entertainment.
You is a thriller about a stalker who enters a relationship with a woman he meets one day at while working at a book store that he manages. The initial attraction isn't fully mutual, but it becomes mutual through Joe's manipulation of Beck. He reads her emails, stalks her social media, watches her through her window and everything else he can possibly do to learn more about her. Which in tern, he uses what he learns to know just the perfect thing to say or do to earn her trust.
You is a perfect choice for anyone that likes a book with a little darkness and also it's fab for a book club. My book club had tons of fun discussion about this title. We talked about everything from Joe's motivations and his past to debating on Beck and what type of person she is to one of her very creepy friends. In the end, this is an excellent book to discuss.
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