A creepy romantic YA story where the guy is afflicted with obsessive behavior much like Joe in You except the guy is a little milder because at least he didn’t resort to murder or I guess was just unsuccessful. In other words, he’s still an amateur. Lol. Why do obsessive guys in books look and appear perfect all the time? It’s hard to feel creepy around them at least until they show their true colors.
The book is a succesful attempt at portraying the makings of a guy obsessed over a girl. It’s quite realistic because it’s believable that it starts at the height of their young adulthood. It’s not easy to detect the obsession because the guy seems normal, above normal in fact that practically all girls in school pine for him. He’s a jock, good-looking, a bit shy, a gentleman, he’s well-off so in short, he basically has it all and yet he behaves badly in a relationship, his emotions easily crippled by obsessive jealousy over the smallest of things.
It’s also easy to empathize with Zephyr who for the first time falls in love and because of her overwhelming emotions, she becomes blind to the guy’s manipulation, a lesson to young girls reminding to be careful when in a relationship, careful not to give their trust fully especially when they do not know their partners completely. The Girl Who Fell is so unexpected, another psychological thriller slash romance novel that I devoured.