Thursday, April 21, 2016

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: You (You #1) by Caroline Kepnes

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

Please join us over at RoseCityReader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

     When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.
     There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.
     As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

Book Beginning:
You walk into the bookstore and keep your hand on the door to make sure it doesn't slam. You smile, embarrassed to be a nice girl, and your nails are bare and your V-neck sweater is beige and it's impossible to know if you're wearing a bra but I don't think that you are. You're so clean that you're dirty and you murmur your first word to me - hello - when most people would just pass by, but not you, in your loose pink jeans, a pink spun from Charlotte's Web and where did you come from?
I knew this book was one of those weird dark and creepy books before I started it, I just didn't know how messed up. I just started this book this morning, so I have no idea what's in store.

56% on tablet:
You blush and try not to  smile and you slip into your peacoat and grab your bag of shit you dragged in here and you nod. "What color?"
Trying to find a 56 that didn't sound too creepy was really hard. This book is probably going to give me nightmares.


  1. This book sounds creepy. I hope you enjoy it. :-)

  2. This book may be too scary for me because it sounds so believable. I'm intrigued anyhow.
    My Friday post features A NEW DAWN IN DEER ISLE.

  3. Absolutely creepy! I think I may need it! LOL!

  4. It is written in the second person - which i find the most difficult. But that adds to the creepiness. Enjoy! Here's my Friday Book

  5. I have this on my list. I've heard good things about it and the sequel. Enjoy!

  6. I'm going to check this out right now. You have me very curious!

    My Friday 56 from West Of Dead

  7. LOL @ Bag of shit.... all us girls have one of those. :-) Happy weekend!

  8. This sounds a bit too creepy for me...definitely give me nightmares. Enjoy!
    Here's my Friday meme

  9. How creepy! And this second person narrative really adds to the atmosphere. Great pick for this week!

  10. A new to me author ... very creepy ... eep!

  11. I received a copy of this at Christmas! I still need to get to it! :)
    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).