You follows a young (mid-20’s I believe) guy, Joe, who becomes obsessed with a girl named Beck. The book is from Joe’s perspective and let’s just say it involves a lot of creepiness, stalking, and even murder. Being a bit of a true-crime freak, I didn’t necessarily find this book creepy enough to comment to stranger, but it was unnerving. I guess I read and watch too much true crime and Law & Order type stuff. Anyway, the main character, Joe, is a hardcore creep and I think anyone who has read this book, true crime aficionado or not, can agree on that. Because it was written from his perspective, I feel like it offers a unique look into his mind. I can’t figure out if I felt like this made it less creepy or more creepy. I really enjoyed You and had a hard time putting it down. It’s pretty easy to give some spoilers for this book, so I will keep it short. You kept me on my toes and I really liked reading it. It’s an interesting book and will easily capture and keep your interest until the end. I believe there is a sequel that I’m looking forward to reading, too!
You by Caroline Kepnes
I’d heard a lot about You before reading from my coworkers, but I hadn’t heard of it anywhere else. To my slight surprise, my boyfriend also read it. This was a slight surprise to me because it’s not his kind of book. He reads a ton, so I’m pretty sure it showed up on the “popular reads” section of his Kindle. I still read real books so I’m not sure if that’s actually what it’s called, but whatever. You seems to be a pretty popular book! I’m surprised I hadn’t heard about it before my coworkers read it like I had with The Girl on the Train or Gone Girl, since they are all of a similar genre. Even a stranger commented on You while I was reading it while walking one day. She said, “OMG that book is so creepy!” while passing me in the opposite direction. I was surprised that it would elicit such a reaction from someone!