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Stalker Girl

3.32 of 5 stars 3.32  ·  rating details  ·  294 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Carly never meant to become a stalker. She just wanted to find out who Brian started dating after he dumped her. But a little harmless online research turns into a quick glance, and that turns into an afternoon of watching. Soon Carly is putting all of her energy into following Brian's new girlfriend--all of the sadness she feels about her mom's recent breakup, all of the...more
Hardcover, 298 pages
Published August 5th 2010 by Viking Juvenile (first published July 22nd 2010)
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May 02, 2010 Jennifer rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Shelves: general-fiction
My opinion is firmly on the fence when it comes to Stalker Girl. The emotion in the book was so spot on. The pain, loss, fear and denial experienced during a romantic break-up felt throughout the novel was breathtakingly expressed. I can't deny that Carly's feelings became my feelings. Unfortunately, the escalation of her stalking her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend crossed into the ludicrous.

In the beginning, Carly's need to know about Brian's new girlfriend seemed normal. We saw the entire relat...more
At first the beginning was a bit boring. I first thought of not finishing it. But I was glad I did. This book is separated into three parts. The third part was the best and most interesting. Heres a summery of each part.

Part one:
It is only like four chapters. It starts of as Carly following Taylor Deen who we later find she is the second most important character. She follows Taylor who is taking picture of the many things (the pictures are going to be important later on. She tells about how she...more
Dec 26, 2010 Nian rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010
Stalker Girl sounded very promising, mysterious, and I was ready to be blown away with the way the blurb and the cover jacket's were selling the novel. The cover is awesome too as it ties in with the title. Unfortunately, this book wasn't very memorable, and it took me a while to get through. I was constantly picking this up, putting it down, and picking it up again. Each time, I only managed to read a few pages.

The storyline is very promising, refreshing, and it definitely appealed to me. Howe...more
Proud Book Nerd
I don't know what to say about this book. Clearly the description caught my attention, as I wouldn't have signed on for the blog tour otherwise. I don't really know what I was expecting, but the best I can say (overall) is that it's just OK.

Broken into three Parts, I thought the break-up of the story worked. Stalking, background, aftermath. But, I could barely make it through Part 1. It just didn't hold my interest. I kept reading simply because I had agreed to do so for a blog tour.

I will say...more
Sep 10, 2010 Kelsey rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: arcs
Stalker Girl was a fantastic novel that I devoured from first page to last. Stalking is something I'm not that familiar with, and this novel had me on the edge of my seat, wanting to know how things were going to turn out for Carly and the rest of the characters.

To start off, the novel was divided into three sections. I liked being able to see so many different parts of Carly and to understand the person she was before things went too far. I've never had much of an idea about the different kind...more
Feb 13, 2014 Xx__julia__xx rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: girls who like interesting books
Recommended to Xx__julia__xx by: One of my friends.
Stalker girl is a good and interesting book that involves the main character- Carly Finnegan. This book was rated a 3 because I thought it was interesting but confusing sord of. The book was divided into 3 parts thge first part was when Carly was stalking her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend who is perfect in her eyes. The second part is about her ex-boyfriend, Brian. The last part happens when Carly gets caught with her consiquences when people find out that she was stalking Taylor, Brian's girlfr...more
Darrian W
In this story, a girl named Carly Finnegan falls in love. Let me give you some background information.
Carlys' parents are divorced, before they got the divorce the whole family lived in New York, but her father had moved to Ohio to work at a college. Carly wants to be an archeologist just like her father. Soon after the divorce, Isabelle(Carlys' mom) finds Nick. Her and Nick don't marry, but act like it. After a few years, Nick and Isabelle have another child, a girl, named Jessica(Jess). About...more
Jun 13, 2010 Amber added it
Shelves: never-finished
The idea of this book seemed really great and I had been wanting to read it for a while. I tried, trust me I did, but I just couldn't get past the first part. I know the story is divided up in three sections, but it just didn't grab me.
SO MUCH cringing, second hand embarrassment. There were a couple of times I couldn't force myself to go on because the protagonist dug herself such a deep, humiliating hole.
Stephanie (StephTheBookworm)
Carly’s your typical teenager: friends, school, work, family, a life… until Brian breaks up with her and meets someone else. She’s heartbroken over this, so she begins doing a little online research about his new girlfriend, Taylor, who seems to have it all: beauty, wealth, talent. One day, Carly has a desperate urge to see Taylor in person for herself, so she sets out to get just one quick look, but it turns into more than that, and soon, she finds herself following her, obsessing, and stalking...more
Peace Love and Reviews
The book was written in three parts. Carly stalking her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend named Taylor. Part two was the time Carly met her ex-boyfriend Brian and the third part is where the consequences of her deranged fixation on Taylor happens.

I was expecting a girl stalking her ex-boyfriend not a girl stalking her ex-boyfriend's new girl friend. it was completely freaky and absolutely deranged. But I guess it made sense. I think I kind of understand how Carly mind works. The insecurity and uncer...more
Carly is really a very sweet girl; she was just a little confused.

The representation of romantic relationships in Carly's life has always been a little off. Her parents married when they caught wind that her mother was pregnant and divorced not long thereafter and now her almost stepfather (since her mom never married him) is soon to be an ex- as well. This throws Carly's whole world into turmoil as she has to move out of the only real home she's ever known and go work at a summer camp since her...more
Emily, a Book and a Cat
Concept/Ideas: 4/5
Storyline/Plot: 3/5
Characters: 3/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5

I thought the concept for Stalker Girl was an interesting one. That's what originally pulled me into the novel, and tempted me to read it. It seemed like it would be somewhat of a suspenseful, enticing read about a girl who stalks her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a letdown. I was expecting a lot more from the book to be honest. I think it fell short because there just wasn...more
I've been wanting to read Stalker Girl for a while now. Since the premise sounded interesting and intense, I've read Rosemary Graham's previous and fabulous novel Thou Shalt Not Dump the Skater Dude a couple of years ago, and after seeing the book trailer for this, I was even more excited. So the minute this landed in my hands, I dived right in, eager to find out what my final verdict on this story would be.

Thankfully, Stalker Girl provided mostly everything I hoped it would be. What's that, per...more
Sara Grochowski
I almost passed on Rosemary Graham’s STALKER GIRL. I couldn’t help but think it might be just a bit too creepy.. a bit too weird... for my tastes. When I browse contemporary YA titles, I generally look for topics and characters I can identify with, and, when I think of words to describe myself, stalker typically doesn’t come to mind. Then I stumbled upon the book trailer and it somehow lodged itself in my mind; I decided to give STALKER GIRL a try. It took only a handful of pages to completely d...more
Kelly Hager
Carly's life is getting pretty craptastic. Her dad's second wife is pregnant, which means that their big summer trip to an archaeological dig in Turkey is off. Her mom is splitting with her longtime boyfriend, which means that (a) they have to move and (b) Carly's getting to spend a lot of time helping to take care of her younger sister, Jess. At first things look better when she and Jess head off to camp (Jess as camper and Carly as cooking assistant) when Carly meets a guy, Brian.

She falls for...more
Eleni ( La Femme Readers )
Stalker Girl introduced a thrilling and exciting new approach to stalking. Usually, it's the ex boyfriend stalking his infatuation, but this time Rosemary switched the roles. Carla ended up stalking her ex boyfriend's new girl. Being that it was written in third person, it did unfortunately take me longer to connect with Carla. I tend to gravitate towards first person point of views because it helps me understand the character better. Moving on, Carla was a typical teenager who found herself in...more
Stalker Girl is a weird book, and I'm not really sure what I think of it. If I could rate it a 2.5, I would. Since that's not possible, I just rounded up. The beginning is fairly slow, even though that's where some of the important action takes place. It does get better as you enter part two, though. From there through the first half of part three, I was reading through the book at a good pace. But, after a while I was really just hoping it would end. The novel isn't that long to begin with, but...more
This is a very interesting book. So far I’m half ways trough the book. This book is about a girl named Carly and her boyfriend. Her life seems quite normal. Carly is in love with her boyfriend. Carly has a half sister, and she is seven years old. Carly’s dad lives on the Fourth teen Street. After Carly dating her boyfriend for a while, he lives her. She gets very upset and sad when she sees her boyfriend with another girl named Taylor. This girl named Taylor comes from a well known family. She l...more
Cindy Hudson
Carly never expected to stalk her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend. She knew it was her own fault that Brian broke up with her; she simply wanted to see what the new girl looked like. But after her first glimpse she found herself wanting to know more about Taylor Deen, and following her around seemed harmless enough. But each time Carly saw Taylor she ended up wanting to know even more, and pretty soon her need was like an addiction, something she knew she should stop but couldn’t seem to shake. Sh...more
Emma  C.
Carly had never expected to be the crazy ex. But as she recalls the moments and memories that led up to her stalking her ex-boyfriend, Brian's new girlfriend, the beautiful and successful photographer Taylor Deen, she realizes that she had gone too far for someone that she didn't know that well.

I thought this book was interesting and good, if short. I think the character Carly is a modern teen who has modern problems, not some now-(almost)estranged stereotypical teenage girl fling with the footb...more
I'm not completely sure how I feel about this book. It was really weird. But is was good. This is the first time in a long time I write a review with sure uncertainty.

Throughout the novel, I did feel sorry for the protagonist. She puts herself in a weird predicament. However, when you learn of how extreme she took her stalker, she seems weird.

It's like battling with yourself whether or not it's good to let a person in.

I know I'm rambling a bit, and in the worst way, but seriously, when I clos...more
Jan 08, 2014 Cgiorda2018 rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Teenagers, Fans of "The Shopaholic" series
Carly is just a normal teenage girl with a normal teenage life until one day her life falls apart. Her mom and her fiance Nick decide to split up, her trip to Turkey with her dad is canceled, and her first love, Brian, breaks up with her. It seems like things can’t get any worse, but it all just goes down-hill from there. According to a popular blog, Brian had a new girlfriend, Taylor Deen. Carly is interested to see what Taylor looks like, how she lives, why Brian would choose her instead of Ca...more
Stalker Girl made me feel sorry and even sad for Carly and her emotions are spot on for what you feel at the end of a romantic relationship. You even start siding with her in her desire to find out about the girl who took her Brian away. But sadly her actions get almost comical and extreme and that kinda lost me by the end. You see how she spirals out of control and I so wanted to reach thru the book and slap her.
Still its a fast read but definitely one you file as Never Get This Bad!!!
Milady Delacruz
such a good book :)
ending was boring though, like the epilogue.

I liked how it was seperated into 3 parts.

part 1 : Stalking Taylor.

part 2 : the story of her in Brian ♥

part 3 : getting caught.

part 2 was my FAVORITE. but i also hated it. Brain and Carly really feel in love and they were a cute couple but obviously it wasent gonna end up pretty.

Carly was in love with a Band guy, a rockstar in other words and I wont say that he wasent in love either cause he loved her. but obviously she was gonna s...more
Kelsey Wagner
Stalker Girl is about a teenage girl, Carly, who begins stalking her ex-boyfriend. After being dumped by Brian, Carly was sad and devastated, especially when he began dating a new girl named Taylor. Her stalking starts out harmless, but eventually escalates into following her in public and taking notes about her and her family. Because of insecurities, Carly cannot stop this behavior and eventually ends up going too far- she finds a way into Taylor’s room. Brian is on the webcam on Taylor’s comp...more
I normally don't hate books, but i hated this one for sure. It's completely ridiculous and the situation is too. I really hated all of the characters, and idk it just wasn't the book for me (or anyone else, by the looks of the avg rating).
When I first started reading, all I could think about was how Carly seemed crazy. She is following her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend all around New York City. I couldn’t imagine any way someone could become weirdly obsessed like this. Part two of the book takes the readers back in time to look at Carly and Brian’s relationship. Even though I knew the outcome, I found myself rooting for them and almost forgetting that they wouldn’t make it. It takes you back in time to show you how Carly’s action...more
Marisa Whitaker
At the risk of sounding weird, with bad taste in books, I'm going to say that I really enjoyed this book, and recommend it-with the caveat that it has sex and language in it. Everyone who has been in high school knows this girl, and she usually starts out as a nice and normal person. I knew a few of these girls. A "first love" happens when they're young, usually not a great home life, and a cute boy shows them how it feels to be "loved". But, it doesn't last...eventually issues develop, and he d...more
This book had a strong beginning and end, however, in the pages in between the story often seemed to lose its way and seemed unnecessarily padded.

I found myself wondering about the author's intended message with this book. Was she warning girls and young women what could happen if they fall into the common trap of stalking an ex? Was she admonishing young men not to act like total a-holes, like the former boyfriend in the story? Was the "villain" of the story supposed to be the heartless young...more
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