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