Book Review: Stalker Girl by Rosemary Graham

Stalker Girl imageCarly never expected to stalk her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend. She knew it was her own fault that Brian broke up with her; she simply wanted to see what the new girl looked like. But after her first glimpse she found herself wanting to know more about Taylor Deen, and following her around seemed harmless enough. But each time Carly saw Taylor she ended up wanting to know even more, and pretty soon her need was like an addiction, something she knew she should stop but couldn’t seem to shake. She was even lying to her parents and her best friend about what she was doing. Sooner or later something was bound to go wrong.

Stalker Girl by Rosemary Graham is a realistic look at how an otherwise normal teen girl can become obsessed when a boy breaks up with her. Carly had not only fallen for Brian, but she loved his family as well. With her own parents divorced, her stepmother pregnant, and her mom’s long-time boyfriend moving out, Carly’s life was in upheaval. She connects with Brian’s family because they seem so stable.

Mother-daughter book clubs with girls aged 14 and up can talk about ways girls (and boys) can lose themselves in relationships. They can discuss the choices Carly makes and the consequences of those decisions as well as ways to avoid making the same mistakes she does.

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