Author: Michella Rasmussen
Finished Reading: August 2018
Genre: Young Adult & Thriller
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Jeg ved ikke hvem han er.
Eller hvorfor han har valgt mig.
Men når jeg hører gulvet knirke
eller fodtrin følge efter mig, fryser mit blod,
og jeg glemmer at trække vejret.
Jeg lukker øjnene og håber det er indbildning.
Men jeg ved han altid er i nærheden.
Midt i 2.g får Julie et romantisk brev fra en hemmelig beundrer. Pigerne i klassen bliver ellevilde og lægger straks planer for at føre dem sammen. Men brevene tager en uhyggelig drejning, og det går hurtigt op for Julie at beundreren ikke bare er betaget, han er besat. Og han skyr ingen midler for at komme tæt på hende.
The book is from a Danish author and is currently only available in Danish!
It felt very realistic which made the book seem better than it really is. It’s a YA story with common teenage problems in the spotlight. Problems with school, family, friends and love. Besides these themes, it focuses on mental illness as well, hence the title of the book.
It’s easy to read! The language is straightforward. The book can feel a little impersonal at times though. People nor places has any description of them. We barely know how the main character looks like. If it wasn’t for the fact that I know where they book takes place I’d be completely lost.
At times, it was interesting. It was easy to put myself in her shoes. Therefore, even though we don’t know much about her, it’s relatable. The stuff she experience is realistic and could happen to anyone of us. Maybe some of us has experienced it before.
Overall, it’s decent, not mind blowing but an easy read that made me think. In terms of age, it’s more suited for teenagers then grownups. However, I’m sure that everyone who reads it will get something from it.
Wow that cover is just really creepy! the eyes are moving when you turn the book!