The Obsession by Jesse Q. Sutanto

From Book Trigger Warnings
The Obsession
Cover of The Obsession by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Author(s) Jesse Q. Sutanto
Published February 2, 2021
Publisher Sourcebooks Fire
Genre(s) Thriller
Age group Young Adult

The Obsession by Jesse Q. Sutanto is a young adult thriller novel, originally published February 2nd, 2021

Trigger Warnings

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  • Domestic abuse (physical, emotional)
    A main character's mom has a boyfriend who is mentally and physically abusive to both of them. Multiple mentions of specific abusive events are in the book.
  • Death of a parent (past)
    A main character's father has died prior to the start of the story.
  • Drug abuse
  • Drugging
  • Explosion (past)
  • Murder
    On-page. Semi-graphic
  • Overdose (past, mentioned)
  • Rape mention
    A character mentions that frat parties often have sexual assault. Another character mentions being worried that a main character has been raped (she hasn't).
  • Stalking
  • Suicide (mentioned)


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Southeast Asian* (main character, Singaporean/Indonesian)