Monday, June 4, 2012

Paranoia by Kat Yares

Four Stars
"A unique story that turns the wheels inside your head"

Based on the book title and description, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect with Paranoia. By definition, paranoia can be brought on by general fears or very specific ones, so the possibilities seem endless. Nonetheless, I was surprised by what transpired in this story, as I don't think even my imagination could have come up with such a twisted tale. It revolves around two neighbors, one of which is paranoid. The other, from whom the story is told, is critical of her and almost wishes bad things upon the neighbor given her extreme cautiousness. What the seemingly normal neighbor comes to realize, though, is that you can't truly judge a person until you've walked in their shoes. Kat's writing style is easy to follow, and her creative mind definitely stands out. If you're looking for a quick, unique, and thought-provoking read, Paranoia would be a good fix.

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