You - Caroline Kepnes

You

By Caroline Kepnes

  • Release Date: 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,063 Ratings

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NOW A HIT NETFLIX SERIES

“Hypnotic and scary.” —Stephen King

“I am RIVETED, AGHAST, AROUSED, you name it. The rare instance when prose and plot are equally delicious.” —Lena Dunham

From debut author Caroline Kepnes comes You, one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of the Year, and a brilliant and terrifying novel for the social media age.

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.

A terrifying exploration of how vulnerable we all are to stalking and manipulation, debut author Caroline Kepnes delivers a razor-sharp novel for our hyper-connected digital age. You is a compulsively readable page-turner that’s being compared to Gone Girl, American Psycho, and Stephen King’s Misery.

Reviews

  • You-Not as good as the series

    1
    By Mrs. Cassie
    If you’ve watched the first season of You and you’re thinking of reading the book, I urge you to reconsider. Find a book that is more worthy of your time. Although we know the main character Joe is a stalker and a sociopath, we still find ourselves watching, intent to discover what he will do next, just how far he will go to gain and keep the love and affection of the object of his obsession, Beck. Both Joe and Beck’s characters in the series have their share of flaws, but they still manage to portray many redeemable qualities which leaves us secretly wishing they could live happily ever after in spite of ourselves. This is where the book falls flat. There is no character development. Both Joe as well as Beck have no substance. They are truly just horrible people. Joe is apathetic and Beck is materialistic. In the end, you discover that you really don’t care whether they live happily ever after or if they even live at all.
  • 👍🏽

    4
    By ThisIsSharrr_
    Joe has a desperate need to be loved. It’s his number 1 motivator, he’s not truly happy unless he has a woman by his side that loves him. He kills anyone that’s gets in the way of that. I feel as if technology would’ve been his downfall. 1 look at the location of his phone of his victim’s phone and the cops would knw they were in the same location. That their phones were in his apartment for periods of time when they were presumed to be missing. He had keepsakes stashed. Beck said “you knw” a lot. It was annoying and almost unbearable to read her dialogue because she asked that so much. The overuse of AND instead of commas. I understand that’s how Joe thought and no one thinks in perfectly grammatically correct English. The book was good, I’m extremely surprised he didn’t get caught.
  • Great, original writing

    5
    By AshAvidReader
    Original story set in a modern world when there is over sharing of your life on social media. Great writing and best villain I have read in a non classical literature book ever.
  • Waste of $ and time

    1
    By Tappy R
    I couldn’t get past the first couple of chapters. This is so badly written.
  • Turn back to fiction

    5
    By Wheresalice
    Have been a long time non fiction reader but this book...this book has turned the tide! Bravo!
  • Suspenseful and thought provoking

    5
    By Canoe ski
    Really makes you figure out the line between obsession and love.
  • I finished it in 24 hours

    5
    By laurelizjeff
    Best thriller I’ve ever read. (And I read a lot) I couldn’t put this one down. Super addictive and the sequel is just as good!
  • Love love love

    5
    By Satanicwarshipz
    ❤️
  • You...rock

    5
    By AF_blondie1
    The author is a real word smith. Fantastic writing.
  • its a book?!

    5
    By brooklynnsa
    wait. ITS A BOOK?! i wish i would’ve known this before i watched the series on Netflix. I most definitely would’ve read it.

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