Obsession – book review

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The Obsession
by Jesse Q. Squanto
Realistic Fiction
Suspense
Thriller
Teen
* * * Stars (Pretty good)

Logan is a stalker. Delilah is the object of his obsession. Both attend an exclusive boarding school, though Delilah is a day student. When Logan sets up a camera outside her house to keep an eye on Delilah, he captures some unexpected footage, which he later uses to blackmail Delilah into being his girlfriend. But Delilah is sick of people trying to control her and comes up with a ruthless plan to take back her life. You might be tempted to feel some sympathy for the characters – particularly Delilah, who goes from one awful situation from another. But several plot twists later you’ll be asking yourself if her questionable choices make her any better than the people who have taken advantage of her. Short, suspenseful, maybe a little hard to believe at times, but utterly COMPULSIVE. Don’t mess with Delilah. Has a similar vibe to “Gone Girl” and “The Girl on the Train,” but for teens.

Reviewed by YA Librarian

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