First, this book may not be for Young Adults. It is described as Silence of The Lambs YA but now that I think about it (I read weird dark/gory stuff when I was a teenager so I thought it was okay but other people at that age may not normally read those kind of books ), I would consider this book too gory for the Young Adult audience.
Second, this is not Silence of The Lambs, because it doesn’t have that multilayered and complexity as narrative. This one, on the contrary, is rather straightforward. The scenes can get pretty graphic *trigger warning here* and if you are an animal lover, it may be disturbing a bit (a lot).
That being said, I think this book has a great horror and thriller/suspense vibe. The slow pace was required to achieve the perfect psychological course. A lot of people complaining about nothing really happened in the beginning, well I think that part was intended in order for us to process what happened. That’s the real human reaction to shock and traumatizing experience and some people may forget about that.
As a lover of psychological thrillers, I loved the writing and how the author approached it and especially how the twist revealed in the end. I know that reviews are meant to be subjective but I honestly don’t understand why people give low ratings just because the story covers difficult topics. Life is tough. Get over it. It can’t always be rainbows and sunshine. For me, if you decide to read a book with a particular genre you must be prepare to know what’s coming. So this book would definitely fit my post Times Goodreads Got The Rating Wrong LOL
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Thank you all for reading the post! What do you think about the book ? Do you intend to read it? What do you think about people reviewing a book negatively just because some scenes are just too disturbing for them? Let me know in the comments 😀