You by Caroline Kepnes Review

Maybe I had too many high hopes for this book since everyone and their mom was saying how amazing it was, but I did not enjoy this book one bit. I have Hidden Bodies at home and don’t even think I can read it.

I couldn’t wait to be done, I couldn’t handle Joe anymore. He’s so despicable, negative, and insane I just couldn’t stand him. I felt the same about the other characters as well, I didn’t love anyone, nor did I have empathy/sympathy for the characters. I get that Joe, the stalker, was supposed to be hated, but I couldn’t handle the negativity in this book. I feel like all throughout the book all I read was “I hate this”, “I hate that”, etc. The story was trying to build up to something big, but that was never achieved.

I gave it three stars because as much as I didn’t like the story, the writing wasn’t terrible. I just think I’m officially not a fan of Caroline Kepnes’s books.

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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