Saturday, October 4, 2014

Review for You by Caroline Kepnes (3 out of 5 stars)

Okay...this is a tough one.  I liked the book, and I thought the writing was pretty good, but it's an off putting book.  It's a really dark subject, and I think it's a good thing I didn't like any of the characters; I felt separated from them and I didn't really care for them, so some of the things happening to them really didn't have the full impact it would of had if I had cared more.  I suppose that may be a bad thing because it didn't really draw me into the story.  I think the book is a bit long; I was getting tired of it after awhile, and I was disappointed with the end.  The author did an excellent job of showing the reader the inside of the main character's head.  The story is creepy and haunting and I think the author did a good job of portraying the oddness of the story.  That's why I think I mainly liked the story.  I just wish the ending was different, and the characters were a bit more redeemable, but alas that was not the case.  I also want to give a bit of a warning; this book does get a bit graphic, and the wording is intense.  The book is a bit depressing, but if you like darkly weird stories; this is a good book for you.

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