You by Caroline Kepnes (Book Review #125)

I rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 30/07/17

My 18th book this year)

Joe has a very disturbed mind. He knows what he wants and he knows how to get it. He has found the one. Guinevere Beck, she stops by the bookstore where he works. From this day on he decides he wants her and will stop at nothing to make her belong to him, forever. 

Ms Beck loves attention, loves to share her life online, on Facebook, email, twitter. Joe has all the means to find out literally everything about her. He stalks her every move until he by “chance” bumps into her and merges their lives in his twisted mind.


I really enjoyed this book but most of it felt “off”. I get how Joe is disturbed and how he believes nothing is his own fault. But then Beck falls for every step of his plan. Surely a supposedly normal girl would have a better “danger radar”. 

It was odd to know Joe’s every thought and plan. To anticipate how the outcome would be and for him to justify to himself how it is always someone else at fault when things go askew. 

I did get the thrill of needing to find out what happens next, but everything happened too smoothly. It would have been amazing if there had been more obstacles in his way and more difficult solutions. 

The ending was nothing like how I expected. I don’t know what to think of it. But I guess it makes sense as it give the author an opportunity for book 2. A brilliant book from a stalkers mind, but nothing else was particularly stunning. 

Written by Ling Lee (30/07/17)

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