September 4, 2012

The Stalker Chronicles by Carley Moore

Title: The Stalker Chronicles
Author: Carley Moore
Ships launched: 615
Pages: 240
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Year Published: 2012
Genre: YA Fiction
   Sophomore Cammie Bliss has long been labeled a stalker by her peers, but when a cute new boy named Toby arrives at her small town high school, Cammie has a chance to be "normal." Trouble is, she can't really help herself and she's up to her old tricks of "intense observation and following" pretty quick. Making things worse, her younger brother is dating one of the most popular girls in the school, her parents have separated, and her dad has begun to watch their house most nights. Cammie has simply got to figure out why she behaves the way she does, and end it once and for all.

  Cammie is a typical teenage girl with a big problem. She can't seem to stop stalking people. Everyone stalks from time to time, whether it's casual facebook stalking or just searching for people's information online. Cammie, however, sometimes goes above and beyond in the realm of stalking. 
    Cammie is an unusual character. In the beginning of the novel, she comes off as a little crazy but readers will soon realize that she has good intentions and is only curious. Luckily, Cammie has understanding friends to warn her when she oversteps her bounds. One thing that influences Cammie is her highly dysfunctional family. When her parents separate, she notices her dad spying on the family which motivates her to stop stalking. Her brother is embarrassed by her, and she is targeted by the popular girls but she doesn't let them get her down. Her crush, Toby, also struggles with his own problems which makes him perfect for Cammie.

   One thing I like about the book is how Cammie crosses the line, but notices she has a problem and attempts to stop.The plot is bizarre yet strangely captivating . I couldn't put the book down even when things got really weird. 
-5- Sometimes Cammie's stalking tactics creeped me out.
+20- Overall, Cammie is an enjoyable main character that experience's many awkward situations. 


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