I recently read Stalker Girl by Rosemary Graham, an August 2010 release, through Around the World Tours.
Summary: Carly’s your typical teenager: friends, school, work, family, a life… until Brian breaks up with her and meets someone else. She’s heartbroken over this, so she begins doing a little online research about his new girlfriend, Taylor, who seems to have it all: beauty, wealth, talent. One day, Carly has a desperate urge to see Taylor in person for herself, so she sets out to get just one quick look, but it turns into more than that, and soon, she finds herself following her, obsessing, and stalking, turning interest into danger and criminal activity.
My Thoughts: Wow, this book was definitely interesting! It’s fascinating to see Carly’s change. At first, she’s just doing some innocent online Facebook type browsing, then she quickly crosses the line into obsession and becomes consumed by it. She grows mentally ill, and at one point even disguises herself and claims to be Taylor at one of Brian’s shows (he’s in a band). Her feelings of heartbreak, anguish, and jealousy were realistic and sympathetic as we all feel similar during a breakup, but then the story takes an interesting turn when she takes it a step further… and further… and further. I thought this book was really enjoyable because the emotions were so raw and real, and, lets face it, it’s pretty fascinating, albeit sad, to see someone spiral out of control. And, lets be honest, who hasn’t been a little curious before? Luckily, most of us know self-control, unlike Carly, apparently.
My Rating: 4/5