Praise for Caring is Creepy
Alex Award Winner
"Lynn’s voice is authentically sardonic and compelling.... The intersections of Lynn’s and Logan’s story line with the consequences of Hayes’s shady dealings are consistently exciting."
"David Zimmerman has written a beautifully menacing novel. I found it impossible to stop reading—as teenage girls flirt with danger online, an AWOL soldier hides out in a closet, and drug deals go dead wrong—and you will too, as the danger steadily escalates, the sentences unspooling like a detonator line that sizzles toward an explosive, unforgettable ending."
—Benjamin Percy, author of The Wilding and Refresh, Refresh
"This story is sweet, funny, sad, infuriating, and all too real."
—Tulsa Books Examiner
"An engrossing and unforgettable tale based on actual events.... Those who can empathize with flawed characters in dire situations will not be able to put this book down.”
"When Zimmerman's characters get dirty, you feel the grit, and when they hurt, you feel the sting." —Ames Tribune
“[A]n insidious and deceiving but often sweet summertime ensnarement that is alternatively a tangled web and tender trap.” —Blogcritics.org
Praise for David Zimmerman’s previous novel, The Sandbox
“[A] gripping first novel.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“[A] remarkable debut.... Zimmerman is a talent to watch.”
—Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
“Zimmerman adroitly depicts [Iraq’s] isolated moonscape—a place as liable to produce hallucinations and heat exhaustion as it is to churn up sandstorms that last for days.”
—Los Angeles Times
I liked this book, but it was creepy. The story complex and believable and unfortunately rings true. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Pahon
A real page turner!
Very interesting plot, good characters.
Not my usual choice...excellent freebie book!
Would make an excellent film.
The author is a professor at Iowa State University, and writes from a female perspective to excellent effect. Loved it.Published 21 months ago by brad morgan
...But a little gross. A good book that I kept thinking about when I wasn't reading it. The low rating is because I'd really like to have learned what Lynn would've done if the... Read morePublished on June 23, 2013 by Yesfan Gin
I think that preparing for the climax in this book almost seemed to never be in sight. I think it dragged on just a little, but the ending was proper in keeping my attention. Read morePublished on May 24, 2013 by Christopher
I really enjoyed the first half of the book. 15-year-old Lynn and her friend Dani create online profiles in chat rooms just to mess with people. Read morePublished on April 29, 2013 by Cathe
I was tossing and turning trying to finish this book, It was so real and honestly scary that I felt it got into my brain! Really that is pry a sign of a very good author. Read morePublished on May 15, 2012 by Reading_Team