Control Freakz is a YA Science Fiction/Psychological novel that follows teenager Natalie after everything she’s loved is taken from her.
Going into reading this novel I was not exactly sure what to expect. I can’t say I’ve ever read a psychological thriller. This novel was defiantly a new flavor for me. I gave it a four star review.
I felt the story was a slow read in the beginning, but once the action started to occur I could barely put it down. The one thing I really enjoyed about Control Freakz was the look into the main character’s mind. Evans didn’t just say that Natalie did this or Natalie did that, no, he explained why she did it, what she was feeling in every moment. I’ll admit some things felt repetitive but this writing style made Natalie feel real and human.
I really liked the character development in this novel. I believe any story is an incomplete story without a character changing in someway from beginning to end. Control Freakz is definitely a complete story. I’ll just say that the characters changed a lot from the first pages of the novel.
How real this novel feels almost terrifies me. A power-hungry President who’s made the country a living hell...I’m just going to leave it at that.
I think Control Freakz is a great book and it impresses me even more that it was written by a fifteen year old. I barely wrote a collection of short stories for a school project when I was seventeen and even that I look back on with cringe. I’d recommend this to anyone who wants a not typical run of the mill story, a story where you can understand the going ons of a character.