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Sophomore Cammie Bliss has long been labeled a stalker by her peers, but when a cute new boy named Toby arrives at her small town high school, Cammie has a chance to be "normal." Trouble is, she can't really help herself and she's up to her old tricks of "intense observation and following" pretty quick. Making things worse, her younger brother is dating one of the most pop ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Kai (Amaterasu Reads)
Apr 02, 2012 Kai (Amaterasu Reads) rated it really liked it
Review posted at Amaterasu Reads

I prefer to define 'stalking' as 'intense observation', or substitute that with the other phrase. Because really, would you want to be labeled as a 'stalker'? The word has such a negative connotation that the way we see someone called as such changes dramatically. And in Cammie's case she is one, but she's not afraid to admit it.

I didn't quite understand how Cammie can call herself a stalker at first. I felt like everyone had wronged her. The whispers in the cor
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luhvBOOKS
Aug 25, 2012 luhvBOOKS rated it did not like it
Title: The Stalker Chronicles

Author: Carley Moore

Series: N/A

Rating:

Summary: Sophomore Cammie Bliss has long been labeled a stalker by her peers, but when a cute new boy named Toby arrives at her small town high school, Cammie has a chance to be "normal." Trouble is, she can't really help herself and she's up to her old tricks of "intense observation and following" pretty quick. Making things worse, her younger brother is dating one of the most popular girls in the school, her parents have separ
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Paul
Nov 10, 2012 Paul rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
This was kind of a weird read for me. The protagonist in this story had a stalking problem, and although she didn't delve in deep about why she did much of her earlier stalking. I thought it would have been good insight into her mind if she explained the urge of why she might have been stalking as opposed to condensing in all in one word (and then moving on from it and never really touching on the word again). However with that said the story was okay and cut short in my opinion as everything in ...more
Catherine
Sep 20, 2012 Catherine rated it liked it
Shelves: ar-book-tested
Ummm... I don't really know what I was expecting, but I do know it was an okay book that had a sort of weird concept.
Sarah
Mar 14, 2012 Sarah rated it it was ok
Very odd little story. Nothing awful but just... Weird.
Jaylin
Oct 05, 2015 Jaylin rated it really liked it
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So far in this book there is a girl named Cammie and she has a reputation for being a stalker. She sees this really cute boy that has just moved into town.He doesnt know that she is a stalker and that she stalks all of her crushes. She likes him but she keeps on making a fool out of herself in front of him because she doesnt know what to say This book is interesting so far i like it and it has alot of drama and honesty. alittle pg-13. alot of detial making it seem more of a like of a teens persp ...more
Sallie
Apr 25, 2012 Sallie rated it really liked it
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Estelle
Review first posted on Rather Be Reading Blog:

These days it is uncanny how easy it is to keep track of people. With Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, we are constantly keeping tabs on people we know (or knew). (Don’t lie. You know you do it.) But in the case of the internet, the success of your stalking depends on the person — how much they update, what they choose to share, etc. The old fashioned way though… that’s different story. It takes a little more effort, some thought.

And Cammie, the main c
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Rachael
Aug 26, 2011 Rachael rated it really liked it
Cammie Bliss has a problem. She really just wants to know what’s going on with other people, but sometimes she takes it too far. She just can’t help it. Maybe that’s why everyone at her high school thinks she’s a stalker. Cammie’s not proud of the label, but she doesn’t know what she can do to change people’s minds about her. But when cute new guy Toby moves into town, Cammie realizes that this is her chance. Toby doesn’t know anything about her or her history, and if she doesn’t mess up, he nev ...more
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
3.5 stars

This is a quirky read, with a protagonist I didn't really want to like, but did. Cammie's stalker behavior is occasionally over the top, so it was no wonder that she didn't have many friends. She knows that what she's doing is wrong, but she just can't stop spying, eavesdropping, and endlessly obsessing about boys, and even her own family. When new kid Toby moves to her small town, she just has to learn every little thing about him, which takes her to new lows and threatens to derail th
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Eliana Cohn
Oct 17, 2012 Eliana Cohn added it
Shelves: quarter-1
The book I am currently reading is called the Stalker Chronicles by Carley Moore. I just started reading the book and it seems like I am already going to love it! I feel like that because Cammie the main character seems like a regular girl that doesn't like being the different ways that she is. I also think this book is really about a girl who wants to change her life and try not to be a stalker anymore. Cammie is at sophomore in high school and only has one friend that doesn't see her as a sta ...more
Clarissa
I read this mostly because I went to see the author read, at a reading that Kenny, at DDG books, sponsored. It was a great evening with both Carley and Madeline George (Looks) reading from their books. They both seem to really capture aspects of high school and teenage life, in a compelling, realistic and funny way ( I say this based more on hearing them read. Though, also I guess on my reading of Looks, which was a few years back). I bought copies of both books for me, as well as for my sister ...more
Nancy
May 27, 2013 Nancy rated it really liked it
Cammie Bliss is trying to overcome her reputation as a stalker. She’s not like a crazy, dangerous stalker. She just has a tendency to go a bit overboard with her attention. Like slipping notes into lockers. Calling a lot and pretending to need homework help. Taking a few – ok lots – of photos of the boy. But that is all behind her. She is a sophomore now and oh so much more mature. But then she meets Toby. He’s the new boy in school and he seems to like Cammie. Will she end up going overboard ag ...more
Alaska Rue
Jun 29, 2015 Alaska Rue rated it liked it
To be honest, Cammie really annoyed me. Endlessly. With how crazy she was. I mean, I liked that she was weird and that she talked in streams of consciousness, but it was so irritating how she couldn't control herself, how she couldn't have some dignity for herself. And that she just let things happen to her, didn't speak up for herself. At least she realized she had to change, and actually was brave enough to publish an apology/explanation in the school newspaper. And she got the guy in the end! ...more
Mrs. Nelson's
Aug 01, 2011 Mrs. Nelson's rated it liked it
Moore's hilarious debut serves as both entertainment and warning to nosy girls everywhere: a stalking reputation is hard to shake! Teens will enjoy reading about Cammie's (the stalker in question) escapades and attempts at redemption - will her classmates ever forget her past? If you've ever been in high school, I think you know the answer to that - but read it anyway, you won't be sorry!
--Review by Lauren
Lauren
Aug 01, 2011 Lauren rated it liked it
Moore's hilarious debut serves as both entertainment and warning to nosy girls everywhere: a stalking reputation is hard to shake! Teens will enjoy reading about Cammie's (the stalker in question) escapades and attempts at redemption - will her classmates ever forget her past? If you've ever been in high school, I think you know the answer to that - but read it anyway, you won't be sorry!
Maddie McLeod
DNF about 2 pages in. I really wanted to read a book about a teenage stalker girl but there was swearing (you guys know me) and some little red flags that didn't make me want to continue.

I'm notorious for skimming through after making a DNF decision and honestly, I'm glad I DNFed when I did. The book just didn't seem unique and standout-like. A lot of cliches. And I have an ever growing TBR pile. So sometimes, it's better for both the review of a book and myself when I DNF early on rather than p
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Taylor
Apr 26, 2012 Taylor rated it it was amazing
This book was good. It was a quick read, and I finished it way faster than I thought I would. It had short chapters, which was pretty awesome, so I read it even faster. I'd recommend it to all girls.
Jennifer
May 07, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Not bad! I think this was pretty much a typical teenage novel in a lot of ways, although Cammie was certainly not your typical protagonist. I liked the ending, though!
Amber Hartley
Nov 17, 2012 Amber Hartley rated it liked it
I liked the concept and it was a nice read but I was disappointed in the ending. I wanted to know more. It wasn't really a cliff hanger, just a dead end.
Rhavan
Oct 09, 2012 Rhavan added it
I loved it. It reminded me of Rachel Vail's "If We Kiss" just a little. But turned into something more. It was funny, weird and just plain beautiful.
Bailey
Sep 28, 2012 Bailey rated it did not like it
All a little too meta for an unreliable sixteen-year-old narrator obsessed with boys (not romance).
Read an ARC.
Ally
Aug 14, 2012 Ally rated it really liked it
cute. picked it at random
Shahnaz
Jul 22, 2014 Shahnaz rated it really liked it
I like how Carley Moore keep it light while at the same time dig deeper about stalking, which most people say it easily, like a misinterpretation. An honest writing and I like how Carley Moore portrays the characters so humane. Not many could do that. Some could make characters so evil or so angelic but in this book, Moore portrays that in each person there is good and bad. I couldn't believe what Moore did with Tara. I thought she would gone ballistic but no she did not, she was just brutally h ...more
Loren
Jun 05, 2013 Loren rated it liked it
From the opening line, Carley Moore grabs you with her confessions of her "stalker" tendencies. You are immediately transported into her world. It's a story about overcoming social adversity in the most comically light sense. It embraces teen melodrama and the deteriorating nuclear family. It is rather entertaining.
Although the adults appeared to be more like concepts than people its excusable when it's our protagonist's perspective. Unfortunately in this case Moore neglects the opportunities t
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Elizabeth
Nov 04, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
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Cammie Bliss has been labeled a stalker by the students in her small town for a long time. Back in elementary, she liked a boy and stared at him and followed him around until he yelled at her to leave him alone. Her best friend, Rosie, was trying to help her have a "normal" relationship with a guy now that Cammie was a sophomore in high school. But it is a little difficult when everyone knows about you being a stalker.
One day Tobie came to school.A He had moved in to town so Cammie had a chance
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XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL
Oct 01, 2013 XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who like cute books on girls who are kind of stalkers and likes boys a lot.
Recommended to XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL by: Goodreads.com, public library.
ACTUAL RATING: 3.5

I have mixed feelings about this book. i kinda like it and I kinda don't. I'm like in the middle. I thought the plot looked interesting and I don't normally read books on girl stalkers, this is like my second one! But I decided to give it a try. At times I liked the plot and everything. But other times i just wanted to punch this girl in the face. But it was short and the chapters were small so it was easy to read. Other times, it was like dragging on and on with no end. Also i
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Vivian Mah
May 03, 2015 Vivian Mah rated it liked it
Hmm a decent read. I could relate to Cammie at some points but then she would do something seemingly random and I could not understand it at all. She's rather spontaneous and she does it with no reason at all. If I could understand her reasoning I would be more empathetic towards her but I just don't understand. The writing was choppy and the jumps between past and present were rather confusing. There were a lot of minor characters who served almost no purpose and were hard to keep track of. Als ...more
Sandy
Nov 25, 2015 Sandy rated it it was ok
In this coming-of-age novel, 15 year old Cammie has been labeled a stalker because of her over-involvement in people's lives. Enter Toby, the new boy in school, and she insists on finding more about him despite her best friend's warnings to leave him alone. Accusations and misunderstandings abound and it has a rather pat ending.
Alesia
Apr 21, 2013 Alesia rated it liked it
This book was entertaining to read, though written in a style I wasnt too found of. I like the main character and the plot. My favourite part is when she'digging through the guy she liKes garbage, it made me laugh and be all "I can not believe she just did that!". Anyhow it was a good book.
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Carley Moore grew up in Jamestown, a small, snowy city in upstate New York. She is the author of the young adult novel, The Stalker Chronicles, which is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in March 2012. Carley is also a poet, whose work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Aufgabe, The Birdsong Collective, The Blue Letter, Coconut, Conduit, Connotation Press, Fence, Linebreak, and Pain ...more
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