Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

imageWe 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.

Suzanne Young is one of the best young adult authors out there.

This book is paranormal but it so so isn’t. It has the paranormal aspect (angels) but it doesn’t read like one. The writing is incredibly relatable and well developed. Young wrote a genuinely addicting story that I couldn’t put down. This story was just so… beautiful. It made me think and cry and be joyful and just be overall proud to be a person and to be alive.

Suzanne Young captured me from the very first chapter and even days after reading it, I am still under the grasp of A Need So Beautiful. This novel makes you think about your life and just how short everybody has to live. It makes you realize that yes, we are all going to be forgotten at some point- but that doesn’t matter. What matters is the lives you change and the things you do, while you’re still alive.

It is hard for me to put my love of this book into words, so I’m not going to try and force a bunch of adjectives into this review. I just want to say that I think everybody should read this novel. Now only is it well written with amazing characters who really move you, but it also really makes you think. Suzanne Young has written a novel that I certainly won’t forget. I truly hope you take the time to read it. I promise that it will be worth it.

FTC- Received for review.