Review: You by Caroline Kepnes

20821614You by Caroline Kepnes

Published September 25th 2014

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.

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Holy crap! This book! I was not expecting this book to be this amazing!
I’d heard only positive things about You but this book blew me away. I read this book in one day and I couldn’t put it down. The second I finished it, I ordered the sequel.
I expected this book to be creepy but I had no idea that it would scare me like it did. The whole concept of this book is so terrifying, especially as a women. I couldn’t put this book down because I just had to know what was going to happen. I had a feeling about what the ending would be and I was right but the anticipation was intense.
The characters were so perfectly written. I don’t know how Caroline did it but she wrote these characters phenomenally. They were so complex and flawed and interesting to read about.
Overall, I think this book is perfect. You blew my mind and I’m still thinking about the characters. I highly recommend this book.

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