Caring Is Creepy by David Zimmerman


7 Critic Reviews

. . .this coming-of-age story is not for everyone.


Fifteen-year-old Lynn Marie Sugrue is doing her best to make it through a difficult summer. Her mother works long hours as a nurse, and Lynn suspects that her mother’s pill-popping boyfriend has enlisted her in his petty criminal enterprises. Lynn finds refuge in online flirtations, eventually meeting up with a troubled young soldier, Logan Loy, and inviting him home. When he’s forced to stay over in a storage space accessible through her closet, and the Army subsequently lists him as AWOL, she realizes that he’s the one thing in her life that she can control. Meanwhile, her mother’s boyfriend is on the receiving end of a series of increasingly violent threats, which places Lynn squarely in the cross-hairs.

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About David Zimmerman

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David Zimmerman was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving his MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama, he spent several years living and working in Brazil and Ethiopia. He now teaches at Iowa State University. His debut novel, The Sandbox, was released by Soho in 2010.
Published April 3, 2012 by Soho Press. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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All: 7 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 4


Below average
May 01 2012

. . .this coming-of-age story is not for everyone.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
Feb 27 2012

. . .the ending is resolved too easily and the reasons for Lynn’s ill-treatment of Logan are unconvincing.

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Reviewed by Gordon Hauptflelsch on Apr 02 2012

After the cohesive and effortlessly seamless narrative of the bulk of the book. . . there’s a rushed quality in the concluding pages that smacks of hasty afterthoughts and a disjointed denouement.

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Provenzano on Apr 12 2012

This story is sweet, funny, sad, infuriating, and all too real.

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Reviewed by Stephanie Klose

The clean, sharp prose and steadily building tension will keep readers up long into the night.

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Ames Tribune

Apr 07 2012

. . .the short time you spend in Lynn’s head is unsettling, illuminating and not to be missed.

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Reviewed by Audrey on Apr 24 2012

Nobody is innocent in its pages, and some will not be able to get through reading it.

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