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The Obsession



by
Jesse Q Sutanto

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Paperback
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Sourcebooks
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Print
ISBN
9781728215167
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Reference or Discussion , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Language: Strong Language , Violence: Death , Violence: Abuse Reference/Discussion , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes
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A classic story of boy meets girl, boy stalks girl, girl gets her revenge.

Nobody knows Delilah like Logan does. And Logan knows this for a fact, because he spends all of his free time looking through her social media profiles and watching her every move. Some might call him a stalker. Logan prefers to be called a "romantic." They're meant to be together; he just needs to wait for the perfect moment to sweep her off her feet.

Except, during one of his watching—okay, spying—sessions, he witnesses Delilah kill her abusive stepfather. His sweet, perfect Delilah isn't so perfect after all.

But that's okay, Logan's not unrealistic. Everybody has flaws. And as long as Delilah understands that they're meant to be, everything will be okay. Everything will be totally and utterly perfect. And if she doesn't, well…

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Reference or Discussion , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Language: Strong Language , Violence: Death , Violence: Abuse Reference/Discussion , Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes

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Format

Print

Page Count

320

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

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0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Apr 2021

Book Genres

Fiction

Topics

Dating, social customs. Stalking. Drugs. Racially mixed people. Singaporean Americans. Point of view. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up–The first time Logan sees Delilah, his new classmate at an elite Northern California prep school, he knows they’re destined to be together forever. The only problem is that Delilah doesn’t agree—yet. When Logan catches Delilah on film murdering her mother’s abusive boyfriend, Brandon, he knows he has the perfect leverage to ensure she never dares leave him. But Delilah is sick of living in fear, and she knows she needs a plan to keep Logan away from her for good. Sutanto readily identifies the societal power structures that keep Delilah, who is half-Singaporean and half-white, in the control of Brandon, a white police officer, and Logan, who is also white. The story, told from Logan and Delilah’s perspectives in alternating chapters, moves at breakneck speed to a surprising conclusion. The moments of violence are brief, keeping the focus on the mounting tension between the two main characters. VERDICT This tense, quick-moving thriller is also a thought-provoking story about the different shapes of abuse. Fans of high-drama fiction with a dark edge, like Karen McManus’s One of Us Is Lying or Gretchen McNeil’s #murdertrending, will be hooked.–Madison Bishop, Forbes Lib., Northampton, MA

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up–The first time Logan sees Delilah, his new classmate at an elite Northern California prep school, he knows they’re destined to be together forever. The only problem is that Delilah doesn’t agree—yet. When Logan catches Delilah on film murdering her mother’s abusive boyfriend, Brandon, he knows he has the perfect leverage to ensure she never dares leave him. But Delilah is sick of living in fear, and she knows she needs a plan to keep Logan away from her for good. Sutanto readily identifies the societal power structures that keep Delilah, who is half-Singaporean and half-white, in the control of Brandon, a white police officer, and Logan, who is also white. The story, told from Logan and Delilah’s perspectives in alternating chapters, moves at breakneck speed to a surprising conclusion. The moments of violence are brief, keeping the focus on the mounting tension between the two main characters. VERDICT This tense, quick-moving thriller is also a thought-provoking story about the different shapes of abuse. Fans of high-drama fiction with a dark edge, like Karen McManus’s One of Us Is Lying or Gretchen McNeil’s #murdertrending, will be hooked.–Madison Bishop, Forbes Lib., Northampton, MA

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