YOU by Caroline Kepnes SPOILER PAGE

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You know this.  This page is a SPOILER PAGE.  This is for people who have already read this book only so it can be discussed with no worries about spoiling anything in the book.  If you have not read the book, please stick to my review.

Here we go.

 

This is one of those times I wish I had a real potty mouth to say what I really want to say here  SO…..here is what I want to say, cleaned up.

Holy crap – how did I not find this book sooner?  I loved it.  I loved creepy Joe which is sick, but he has Dahmer like qualities to him…..the book store manager?  Come on…. how can a book lover resist?

The man READS.

So ok…. lets talk about the book.  He steals her phone, her glasses, her bikini top, he is disgusting so what is it about this book?  It is the dialogue.  The conversations (thoughts) always happening in Joe’s head for us as readers to know what he is thinking… how he justified killing Benji (wow right…. that was a bit rough) and then later, Peach.  Ok Peach.  She was horrific.  Maybe she did not deserve to be killed but seriously the way she controlled Beck…… I wanted to smack her down.

Of course I didn’t need to.  Joe did it.  Twice.

I am curious, is it just me or was this book awesome?  Did you read it or listen to it?  I have a feeling that the narration is part of my love for this book.  It was fantastic.  It played off perfectly.  I chuckled in my kitchen while listening and belive me – it takes a lot to make me laugh out loud.

Share with me here…. did you love it?  Did you hate it?  Was Beck just stupid?  Naive? Both?  For a while there I thought she may be playing him and it would have a super creepy weird twist where she kills him in the end…. I think I like the way the author played it through.

I do wish Beck had not died in the end though.  I wish there would have a been a way for her to live or escape, that part was when we see Joe’s fierce obsession and twistedness up close.

Ok thoughts?

  1. I love Joe, and I know that’s so, so wrong. 🙂 His snarky wit is awesome. I blame the narrator of YOU for me loving Joe so much. Wasn’t Santino Fontana amazing?!? I was surprised by Beck’s fate in the end, though I probably shouldn’t have been, considering! I’m listening to HIDDEN BODIES now. It was sooo great to hear Joe’s voice again…

    I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this book too!

  2. I thought this book was GREAT. I loved my love/hate relationship with Joe … it was sick how I almost rooted for him at certain points throughout the book. But to me, that shows how gifted the author is, to make me almost LIKE this awful psychopath murderer!

  3. Holy wow!! I just finished the audiobook after seeing this review and I’m speechless. What an awesome book! Like you I found myself liking Joe. It’s crazy but true. I didn’t even feel bad about Benji and Peach, how wrong is that?! I can’t wait to get to book 2 but I have 4 days until my audible renews. *cries* Thank you for pointing me to this fantastic book!

  4. Joe was a bore. Didn’t love or hate him. Beck, Peach, Benji… bore, bore, bore. I wanted to love this book but the author simply tried too hard to create a depth and quirk for each character that was, in the end ultimate parody. Too bad. The writing style was intriguing. The characters, not so much.

  5. I loved Joe. I had this twisted, gross crush on him.

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