Also by this author: Of the Lemon of the North
After getting dumped and publicly humiliated by her boyfriend on her birthday, Ashley begins to hear a voice in her head, and gets haunted in the mirror by an incendiary reflection that convinces her to hold her ex hostage, while Ashley torments his new girlfriend. The innocent girl fights back and tries to save her man but doesn't realize that she's walking straight into a trap, she's just a puppet in Ashley's hand.
CHARMING is a YA/thriller about a hopeless romantic kidnapping her ex, and actively making his new girlfriend's life a living hell. It takes place in high school, but it's a story about us all.
*Variant Covers and Titles:
1. Apple Avenue Youth
2. Lovebirds Fly South
3. Seventeen in a Madman's Dream
This book is definitely something different. I mean that in the best possible way. This is the 3rd or 4th book I’ve read by this author and I have yet to be disappointed. His books are some of the most creative and unusual books I think I’ve read.
Charming is relatable in a different sort of way. We all experienced growing up and high school relationship angst. We dealt with cliques and drama and all that stuff we couldn’t wait to get away from once we became adults. Charming deals with all of those things on a different level but it still represents the core things most of us hated as teenagers.
Ashley is the pretty, popular girl we all loved to hate. And she’s a bit psycho, like most teen girls. In a way, this book reminded me of the movie “Mean Girls” but much better. And much more violent. I actually loved the violence in this book as well as the music references throughout.
Overall this is another great book by this up and coming author. It grabs your attention straight away and doesn’t let go until the very end. Definitely worth reading.