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Hi! My name is
Coley and I am a
26 year old book
lover from Illinois.
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“Need”
by Joelle Charbonneau

What I thought...

“"No one gets something for nothing. We all should know better."

Teenagers at Wisconsin's Nottawa High School are drawn deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need . . . regardless of the consequences. Soon the site turns sinister, with simple pranks escalating to malicious crimes. The body count rises. In this chilling YA thriller, the author of the best-selling Testing trilogy examines not only the dark side of social media, but the dark side of human nature. ”

(From Goodreads)

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I really wanted to love this. The premise held so much promise for me and overall the book held my attention beautifully. I was impressed by the world building and the amount of detail that was put into the story itself.

And then we got to the end. And i wasn’t impressed at all. It made sense yes, but it wasn’t what I wanted. It felt expected and more like any of the other books I’ve read where similar things happen and you can tie them back to an extremely large group who are outside the community where things are happening (could I be anymore vague? Haha).

The characters up until the last 50 or so pages (totally guessing since I read this on kindle…so like…10ish percent) were on point. Kaylee coming off as crazy at points, Ethan, the craziest person I have ever read a POV of, Bryan and his internal conflict, I loved all of it. And the perspectives kept changing and kept things moving. LOVED that aspect of this book.

Could there be a NEED type site in our future…honestly there probably could be. But this story took a topic like that and flipped it completely. It was great in that aspect.

I want to love this book, but that ending just left me feeling meh. I still like and enjoy the book, but I didn’t end up loving it like I was really hoping I would.

My Rating

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3 out of 5

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