Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Watcher

I am currently reading the book The Watcher.  This is a genre I don't normally like to read but I tried to read this because the summary sounded interesting and different.

Every day, a girl sits in the corner and watches the people at the beach. She’s always watching, even when people notice her watching. It was a whole new level of “stalker”. She watches a boy take care of his 2 year old sister, playing at the beach, making sand mermaids. Also she sees a handsome lifeguard with a perfect tan and body. But no matter how closely she watches them, she can’t begin to notice there secrets and perfect facades of their lives aren’t actually true. She sees their outer personality but doesn’t understand their inner emotions. There backgrounds don’t seem as perfect as they do to her.

I really enjoyed what I have read so far in the book. It was intense and emotionally compelling. I have only read half of the book and already think it’s an amazing and suspenseful. This book is different, it gives the perspectives of the girl (the watcher), and the people she watches. They see her watching their every move and soon it begins to impact their lives.

The best thing I have read in this book so far is that the connection between the older brother and his baby sister. Their special relationship is so adorable. The older brother protects her, keeps her safe, and comforts her through their hard times. Like when their parents were going to get divorced, the brother comforted her because she never understood why. I've always wanted an older brother for that exact reason, so that’s how I connect with those characters.


I would suggest this book to people who like to read in different perspectives because it is like that. If you don’t understand it, then you can’t really read it. The book switches back and forth without letting you know. But a helpful way is to read the excerpts from other stories the author puts before a new chapter.

A fan made a book talk about the book: (she doesn't have the best spelling) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoXw1MYj7s8