Stay by Deb Caletti
Published April 5, 2011 by Simon Pulse
Hardcover: 313 pages
Clara's relationship with Christian is intense from the start, and 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....
Stay was a very good, sort of freaky, and fun book.
The way this book is written made me smile. Despite the slightly dark contents, the writing always brought a sense of fun and how Clara would have done things differently. It really helped the book from being too freaky at some points. I also liked how the story switched from the past and then the "present" with each chapter, and then eventually molded together.
I loved how much detail the author put into the characters; by the end of the books, I felt like I knew each and every one of them just as well as Clara did.
Deb Caletti also did a good job at making the story feel real, and showing us how Clara's thoughts about Christian were always at the back of her mind. Also: I loved Clara. I absolutely, positively loved
I chose this book because it was different. I hadn't seen many stories about this sort of thing, so it intrigued me. And I am so glad I picked it because wow, I really liked it.