Title: A Need So Beautiful
Author: Suzanne Young
Rating: 4/5 stars
Release Date: June 21, 2011
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Format: Paperback Edition
Goodreads Average Rating: 3.74
Age Group: 11+
Goodreads Summary: 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.
Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny--no matter how dark the consequences.
After I read Suzanne's The Program, I was bawling because it was perfection. Like you don't even understand how much I loved it. It's dystopian and the story were amazing. But we're not here to talk about The Program, are we not?
I have to admit- I feel that A Need So Beautiful wasn't as good as Suzanne's other novels. It wasn't as strongly written, but I did like the characters and where they were coming from.
I wish that the story was longer. I felt that there wasn't enough details, and we really didn't know much about the characters, but I still liked them anyways.
Charlotte was very peculiar, and I guess that's why I enjoyed reading about her and her story. She was very confident but then sometimes was locked up in her shell, and didn't want to come out. I like when characters are like that because they keep you guessing, and isn't that what authors want to accomplish?
I found this to be riveting and a light read for a quick span of time that you have in your day.