Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Ok so we're not looking at the next major award winner, but we are looking at decent writing. There are some believability issues (the complete lack of adult interaction, the hand to hand combat performances by teenagers in life-threatening situations, etc) but I didn't find that it took away from my enjoyment of the story. There was nothing that distracted me from the plot, which exactly what I was looking for and what I think the author was going for with this book.
Very Lifetime Original Movie in the absolute best way. I was intrigued, horrified, and appropriately tense, but not in a way that would keep me up at night with fear. I was 100% dedicated to the story and truly cared about the characters. And there were no slow points or lapses where I felt like the story needed to pick up. And while, for me, it was purely mind candy - I didn't find anything challenging or particularly long-term thought provoking - I think it could be something that would provoke some good thoughts/discussion with the YA age group it is intended for in regards to online privacy, exposing too much of yourself, the cost of putting your life in the open, etc.
I definitely recommend it. Especially if you're like me and can't handle adult horror/hard core thriller books. It's great suspense, but not too intense and without the violence and gore that usually goes along with adult-genre-stalker-novels.
Posted by Julie G at 5:28 PM