The synopsis to this book makes it sound light and fluffy: best friends reunited, lusting after the unattainable boy, popular mean girls. Cliche, right? Wrong.
Choker was incredibly creepy. For the most part, Cara is narrating oblivious to the background story. Zoe runs away from home to her, and Cara doesn't care why, she just cares that her best friend's back. And who can blame her?
Cara was a realistic and likeable narrator, though unreliable. Insecure and quiet, she's easy to relate to.
The plot was skillfully written. You think you have it figured out - hell, I thought I had it figured as soon as I read the blurb - but the ending completely throws you and makes you rewind in your head to find if that's even possible.
The writing style was spare and emotive. The third person narration gave the story a creepy and detached feel, but didn't stop me from connecting with the protagonist.
Definitely a book you can't judge by its cover, I give Choker a 5 out of 5.
Recommend it for fans of: Entangled by Cat Clarke and Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James.