Sunday, April 15, 2012

Caring Is Creepy by David Zimmerman

Caring Is Creepy


Fifteen-year-old Lynn Marie Sugrue is doing her best to make it through a difficult summer. Her mother works long hours as a nurse, and Lynn suspects that her mother’s pill-popping boyfriend has enlisted her in his petty criminal enterprises. Lynn finds refuge in online flirtations, eventually meeting up with a troubled young soldier, Logan Loy, and inviting him home. When he’s forced to stay over in a storage space accessible through her closet, and the Army subsequently lists him as AWOL, she realizes that he’s the one thing in her life that she can control. Meanwhile, her mother’s boyfriend is on the receiving end of a series of increasingly violent threats, which places Lynn squarly in the cross-hairs.





One of the strangest, creepiest books I've ever read...
Caring is Creepy is spine-tingling, horrifying, and truly bizarre.


The story is that Lynn meets some soldier online (I think) and, when he runs away from the army, she decides to keep him trapped in her room. She decides that she will control him because she can't control anything else in her life. And so begins this creepy tale...


Lynn was truly off her rocker. She is INSANE. It was the creepiest thing ever. The way she manipulated Logan to keep him trapped was...bizarre. 


Logan was more likable. He was really the victim of Lynn's insanity, though he wasn't blameless. The man was 25 and he was hooking up with a 15 year old insane girl. That was hard to swallow. 


The entire story feels like a horror movie. The ending was really strange. But then, the entire story is. This wasn't really my kind of book. As much as I like creepy, I like to have happy in the mix. This book is completely devoid of happiness. 


I would only recommend this if you like books that seem like a psychological thriller. If it isn't your kind of thing, stay far away from this because I can guarantee you won't like it. 


2/5


Thanks to Netgalley for a copy.

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