My Thoughts On… Follow Me Like Me by Charlotte Seager
20 January, 2020
My Thoughts on... Follow Me, Like Me by Charlotte Seager
Today is my stop on the blog tour for Follow Me, Like Me and I am here today with a review of this intriguing book.
**A copy of this book was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review**
Title: Follow Me, Like Me Author: Charlotte Seager Publisher: Pan Mac Published: 23rd January 2020 Format: Paperback Source:: Review Copy from Publisher Add It:Amazon UK. Goodreads. Summary: When sixteen-year-old Chloe replies to a DM from a gorgeous stranger, she has no idea what she’s inviting into her life. As her online fan becomes increasingly obsessive, her real life starts to come apart at the seams and Chloe realizes she needs to find a way to stop him before things spiral out of control.
Misfit Amber’s online obsession with her personal trainer begins to creep into the real world. But when she hears a terrible rumor about him, she drops everything to try and prove his innocence – even if it means compromising her own.
In Follow Me, Like Me by Charlotte Seager, Amber and Chloe might find that the truth is much harder to swallow than the lies.
As soon as I heard about this book, I knew it was one that I wanted to read. It sounded right up my street and I wasn’t wrong. However, I also feel it is fair to admit that it did take me a little while to fully get into this story. I found myself very much disliking both of the main characters which made it a bit hard to get stuck into the story. However, at some point everything changed and I soon found myself flipping through the pages at speed.
Note: While it is dealt with sensitively, the topics of this book are strong and may be a trigger to some people. It looks at stalking, male dominance, emotional manipulation and emotional abuse. If you struggle to read these topics, you might not be ready for this book.
That being said, Follow Me, Like Me does deal with these topics very well. It looks very strongly at stranger danger in this new internet fuelled world as well as loneliness in the midst of it all. The two different characters were realistic and I know that they may just be very helpful to other teenagers of today. It is for this reason that I definitely recommend reading this book. I also love that it showed one female standing up for another and how everyone assumed it was a guy – a nice little bit of gender role power play which was absolutely lovely to see.
So if you’re looking for an emotional book which will have you turning the pages quickly and leaving you feeling hopeful and happy despite the world and it’s dangers – then you should absolutely give this book a read.