YOU by Caroline Kepnes -Review

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Engine Number Nine Stars

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.

We’re currently in an “everythingship” with YOU by Caroline Kepnes, an absolutely brilliant, well-written book. The story is told from the perspective of anti-hero Joe Goldberg. He’s obsessive, charming and manipulative…and we couldn’t help but like the guy and cheer for him.

“The problem with books is that they end.”

The object of his affection, Guinevere Beck, is an attention-seeking narcissist. But to Joe, Beck was perfect, everything he was looking for. But is the Beck he sees the real Beck or just another role she’s playing in one of her manipulative games?

“Happiness is believing that you’re gonna be happy. It’s hope.”

The pop culture references Kepnes uses throughout the book really set it apart and make it special. They intrigued us and had us running to our bookshelves or turning to YouTube every time  Joe would drop one of these gems.

“If you knew what I went through to get into your home, that I messed up my back trying to know you, inside and out, you’d judge me for it.”

YOU is not a book for everyone. Joe will have you feeling a bit unsettled, constantly looking over your shoulder. You never know who may be watching.

“You are a woman and I am a man and we belong in the dark together.”

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