Review: NEED by Joelle Charbonneau


"No one gets something for nothing. We all should know better."

Teenagers at Wisconsin's Nottawa High School are drawn deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need . . . regardless of the consequences. Soon the site turns sinister, with simple pranks escalating to malicious crimes.

This book is just Joelle Charbonneau all over, and I love it.

Fr once, I appreciate the fact that an author has managed to take the point of view of a lot of characters and tie them together in a way that is both fluid and non-convoluted. I loved how well Joelle managed to create this confusion and resolve it all towards the end. Okay, so the ;big' reveal actually was a bit anticlimatic to me and took an edge off this book, but what happened in the 95% up to then was so much better and I would definitely need to read the sequel. I can't believe how much I was gripped by NEED.

I felt so sorry for Kaylee in this book, it seemed like everyone and everything was against her. She's ostracised for wanting her brother to survive, things are just going right between her and the guy she loves but is he really all he seems? There is a whole lot going against the girl and I loved how she stood against it even in the worst of times.

The story was nail-biting, heart-pounding mystery, suspense and action. These characters have their interactions caused needlessly by NEED and from start to finish I was gasping, guessing and clenching my fists in surprise and fear..

Overall, NEED was a fantastic book by an author that is solidifying herself as a favourite for me. Fantastic writing, dimensional characters and a gripping storyline. NEED will probably one of my favourites of 2015.

Book released 3rd November by HMH Books for Young Readers
Book received from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review

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