Monday, January 30, 2012

Review: A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

5 out of 5 stars. Gripping from the very beginning and beautiful all the way through.

Description: "We all want to be remembered. Charlotte's destiny is to be forgotten.

Charlotte's best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she's cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what's really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.

But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become—her mark on this earth, her very existence—is in jeopardy of disappearing completely"

The pacing is perfect. The suspense is incredible. The characters are realistic, and the message is relatable and touching. A Need So Beautiful plays wonderfully on the common battle between doing what is right vs doing what is selfish and on the struggle between believing that we are in control vs giving in to a higher power or purpose vs taking control of our lives while putting our energy towards that higher purpose.

I enjoyed it thoroughly from beginning to end.

<3 Gina Blechman


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    1. Every once in a while I pick up a book that I just fall in love with from the start and can't put down until I know how it ends. This was one of those books. I picked up Divergent yesterday and I have a feeling that will be the same.

  2. Good review; I think I'll put this on my reading list.


  3. Oh wow, this book sounds wonderful. Thanks so much for the review!

    1. You're very welcome. I hope you enjoy the book! :-)