Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She's popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table.
She's just not sure she wants it anymore.
Because, really, things aren't all that perfect.
Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam.
Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to.
It's exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.
And, deep down, she isn't sure if she has any true friends.
To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker.
A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together.
And she's crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide.
So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony.
But little does she know, there's someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn't happen.(
Let’s start with what I did like about this book. Initially it started off fantastic (hence why I liked the sample and bought it), the author’s writing style was superb and I loved the cover of the book. And then there is Cush, of course. How could anyone not like Cush?
“You’re single. I’m single. Let’s mingle.”
Keatyn is our shallow, narcissistic, bitchy, and spoiled 16 year old heroine who seems to fall in love with every boy she meets. That got old. Quick. She is the daughter of a famous actress whose life revolves around partying, surfing, shopping, status and boys. I hated the “scripts” she wrote for herself on what she wanted to happen in her life. That was like hearing my son’s high pitched scream for hours without stopping.
Now let’s get to an even better subject: Keatyn’s love life *rolls eyes.* At the beginning of the book she is a virgin and is chastised for it by her so-called “BFF’s.” So what does she do? Pretty much the first chance she gets, she gives it up. After this, sex consumes her life. She has sex with more than one partner over a short period of time and even goes off to Europe with a guy by herself. Did I mention she is 16? Oh, I did? Sorry to beat a dead horse, but seriously? What kind of parent would let their 16 year old daughter go to Europe alone with a boy at the age of 16?
Ok, so now that I’ve went off on my tirade on how I found our main character to be insanely annoying, let me move on to the stalker part in which the book acquires its name from. The stalker, in the beginning, is stalking Keatyn’s Mother. After meeting Keatyn on the beach, he quickly turns his creepiness onto Keatyn. I felt that the whole “stalker” part of the book was quite far-fetched and, for the book to be named for the stalking part, it didn’t really get into it that much. As soon as the stalker is introduced, you know who it is…no mystery there, which I didn’t like. I wanted to have to keep on guessing. And then the fact that he is let go by authorities after trying to kidnap her? On the basis that it is his word against hers? COME ON!!
This book was just too mind-boggling for me to thoroughly enjoy. There were a few entertaining parts, but overall I just felt like there could have been more to it. I do understand that Stalk Me is the first book in the series, so that could be why some things don’t make sense, but I just feel like this book could have been better. I don’t think I will continue on with this series. There were just too many parts in it that were downright irritating. My suggestion to you? You might want to pass this one up.
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