Jun 10, 2012

Review: Suzanne Young - A Need So Beautiful

Suzanne Young - A Need So Beautiful

Pub Date: June 21, 2011
Publisher: Harper Audio
Format: CD 7hr 20min
Age Range: Young Adult

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?
I checked this out from my local library. Here is my honest review:

There wasn't much about this book that actually appealed to me. It didn't help that the narrator mispronounced words and changed her pronunciation of names throughout the book. And her "British accent" was terrible. She had such a child-like voice that I couldn't believe the story was coming from a high school girl. I wasn't fond of this narrator, at all.

I didn't ever really feel sorry for Charlotte. I couldn't relate to her. She makes people's lives better and she hates it. She's obsessed with her boyfriend and their relationship but she can't tell him the truth. He's a high school drop out who doesn't have a stable home. Her friend - I can't even remember her name.. Sarah, I think - is a stuck up rich girl. Charlotte gets his by a car and when she FINALLY calls (even after she says she talked to people and found out the story..) she's complaining because Charlotte isn't at school to help her with some douche bag boy she has a crush on. Charlotte has no parents, but she has a foster/adopted mom, a gay foster brother, and a new, hard-attitude foster sister. The gay brother was the only appealing thing in that set. Then there's the creepy weirdo doctor.

Not even the whole "need" thing made me want to finish this book. Somehow I did, and soon I won't remember a thing about it. I usually don't like to write reviews like this, but everyone else gushes about this book. I didn't find it all that great. Oh well.

Bottom line: I do not recommend this book.


2.5 / 5 book sharks

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