||The narrative of this young adult story of coping with an obsessive, over-bearing boyfriend goes back and forth in time, from when Clara first met Christian to after the end of their relationship. At first, she loved being so close to someone and having him completely focus on her. But soon, Clara finds Christian's love possessive and terrifying. Desperate to get away from him, Clara and her father move to the seashore, away from Seattle, for the summer. But will the stalking end? With a clear-eyed view on how something wonderful can become dangerous, this story is intense and compelling.
||From the beloved National Book Award finalist author comes a novel of love-turned-obsession...Clara’s relationship with Christian is intense from the start, and like nothing she’s ever experienced before. But what starts as devotion quickly becomes obsession, and it’s almost too late before Clara realizes how far gone Christian is--and what he’s willing to do to make her stay. Now Clara has left the city—and Christian—behind. No one back home has any idea where she is, but she still struggles to shake off her fear. She knows Christian won’t let her go that easily, and that no matter how far she runs, it may not be far enough....