A dark, romantic novel of love and obsession from Printz Honor medal winner and National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti.
Clara’s relationship with Christian is intense from the start, like nothing she’s ever experienced before. But what starts as devotion quickly becomes obsession, and it’s almost too late before Clara realizes how far gone Christian is—and what he’s willing to do to make her stay.
Now Clara has left the city—and Christian—behind. No one back home has any idea where she is, but she still struggles to shake off her fear. She knows Christian won’t let her go that easily, and that no matter how far she runs, it may not be far enough…
To escape her obsessive ex-boyfriend, Clara and her single father spend the summer in a rented house in a small beach community called Bishop Rock. In alternating chapters, she recounts her increasingly frightening relationship with controlling Christian, as well as her attempts to recover, now that no one back home knew where I was. In this gripping, layered novel, Clara is stalked, first by cell phone and later in person, by Christian. Clara is also haunted by her own feelings of culpability: The thing is, it can feel good to make someone lose all control. She is not the only one with ghosts: the legends of Bishop Rock are full of them, and many people around her have chilling stories, including her father, a smart-ass writer hiding a big family secret. Clara s unease mounts as she grapples with her emotions surrounding the past and the impending threat of Christian s arrival. Fear has made Clara a fiercely good observer of detail, and Caletti s powerfully descriptive prose serves her character well, as she provides insight into ideas about love, power, and who we forgive. Ages 12 up.
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I love to read and probably buy at least five books every time I go to Barnes and noble. This particular book led me into the wonderful adventure through other (soon to be all other) books of Deb Caletti's!!
I got the sample and was immediately hooked. This is the type of book that you will never be able to put down and be obsessing over for days. It was so amazing, I wished I never read it so I could read it again!(: GREAT READ!😄
Totally worth it! Couldn't put it down!!!!!!