Book Review: You

Author: Caroline Kepnes
Genre: Thriller, Contemporary, Adult, Mystery
My rating: ☆☆☆



‘You’ is disturbingly beautiful. There’s no turning back once you start this book, that happened to me, but it took me more than a week to finish this book because of school stuff. This book is creepy but not scary. This book is thrilling. This book is not suitable for VERY YOUNG, SCAREDY CAT and SENSITIVE readers. Every chapter is intense.

The story is told in Joe’s perspective. I love how he narrates, but sometimes I don’t like his thoughts on Beck. Everyone and everything about this book is fucked up and I love it. Joe is a creepy stalker and a murderer; Beck has like multiple characteristics. She is innocent and slutty and a liar at the same time. There is no in between. She also has daddy issues; Benji is Beck’s drug addict of an ex; Peach is Beck’s so-called ‘bestfriend’ but really, she’s inlove with Beck.

Joe is obsessed with Beck. He stalks her, he has access of her social media accounts, and he knows her whereabouts. Oh, he also kills anybody that gets in his way. What a psycho, right? He also believes that Beck’s meant for her that’s why he’s being manipulative.

I’m in a like-hate relationship with Beck’s character. At first, I loved her because yay she loves books! But then, she turned out to be a gold digger and a liar. She always loses her phone and she’s stupid enough not to log our her e-mail and social media accounts.
Let Beck be a lesson for us:

•Never ever leave your personal e-mail and/or social media accounts logged in your phone.
•Never tweet or status your whereabouts. Having a private life won’t kill you.
•Always install a passcode in your phone. If possible, change them frequently as long as you remember what you put.
•Think before you click.

I’m fine with it being creepy and all, but I kind of had a problem with Joe’s thoughts on Beck. It’s kind of 50 Shades of Grey-ish minus the enactment.

The book is good, but it’s too much. All in all, I liked the book. It’s the kind of book that you don’t want to read outdoors because someone might catch you reading it and they might think it’s erotic when it’s not.

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