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The Book of You

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It is easy to distinguish the present day, the main part of the book covers seven weeks of Clarissa’s life, from the written notebooks by the font which meant that this was an easy read despite the jumps in times and place.

I jumped in and devoured this book in two days time, I read it partly because I've been writing stalker-themed fanfics for some time and I want to know more about this theme. Grief Gift | Bereavement Support Book| Grief Activity Book | Missing You - Working Your Way Through Loss

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Switching between 1st and 3rd person perspectives, Kendal delivers a pulse pounding thriller that made me only want to read this book...during the day...in public.

Tangled in all of this is the thing I’ve know all the time but not wanted to speak: your murdering me is a real possibility." stars. I both read and listened to the audio version of The Book of You. The story had a riveting beginning, and an interesting and believable premise—a young woman working at a university becomes a victim of stalking by a male colleague. He becomes obsessed with her following a terrifying incident in which she was involved with him. Following the incident he is continuously texting her, sending her gifts, and appearing out of nowhere. The woman journals her thoughts and collects evidence to take to the police, following advice from the leaflets she has that instruct her in dealing with stalkers. Unfortunately her stalker seems to be one step ahead of her...

I can't honestly say that I enjoyed this book. It was difficult to read. Both the content and style of writing contributed. Firstly, much of the story was told in the second person. In my experience, this narrative perspective is seldom used and I have found it to be jarring and voyeuristic.Realizing that she bears the burden of proof, Clarissa unravels the twisted, macabre fairytale that Rafe has spun around them – and discovers that the ending he envisions is more terrifying than she could have imagined. If there is a sequel, I will probably read it. I did not love the narrator's voice. I feel when the characters' dialogue were supposed to sound sympathetic, they sounded annoyed and condensing. At the same time, the MC was appointed to be a juror in a rape case, this courtroom plot line serves to highlight all the awful things which can happen to the victims when they are at the mercy of the legal system which supposedly should protect them---and many of us know better: reporting the stalking to the police often proves to be useless, raped victims are humiliated and damaged once again in the court room, victims are either being labeled as whores or 'asking for it' whenever there are contradictions (no matter how small or slight) in their testimonies. Therefore, I can understand why the MC hesitated for so long before she made any move against the stalker, I understand to a degree.

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