Thursday, June 9, 2011

REVIEW: A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

Reading level: Young Adult 
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (June 21, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062008242
ISBN-13: 978-0062008244
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.
My thoughts:
Where do i start with this book?
Because I could go on and on and on and on. And I mean it.
It will take all i have not to copy this book for you, page by page.
Because every page fills you with something, so beautiful,
And for me I always thought the cover of this book was amazing. BUT it's not until you read the book that you actually see the cover, and understand the cover one hundred percent. It fits, Like a GLOVE!
Suzanne Young did it with this book. The writing is amazing. I love it. The characters pull you in and you feel attached to them. I loved that about this book. I felt like I was in the book. And I was Charlotte... with Harlin... in the rain... oh wait what? ............................ Read the book.. and you will understand the Harlin crush.
You have Charlotte. Who has this pulling. Something is pulling her. To help, to save, to make things with people better. Charlotte changes things. She has The Need. She is one of the Forgotten. The Need is getting stronger. Happening more often then it ever has before. Her best friend and her boyfriend Harlin (;]) have no idea what's going on. But they do think that something is wrong. Charlotte cannot help it though, when The Need comes into her, she has to move. She has to find out who she has to help. She can't fight it. 
After a need, Charlotte starts noticing some things are changing, in her appearance. Things that are very hard to hide. 
Being one of The Forgotten.. means just that. She will be forgotten. Slowly but surely every one of her friends and family will forget her. 
The ending is amazing. It leaves you wanting so much more. So much more from Harlin.. on that motorcycle.. leather jacket.... lips.. OK, so, It was hands down my favorite book that I have read so far in 2011. #1. I loved it. And I have already preorderd my copy! I would love to go to her signing! That would be amazing. But I am just not able too. But I will have my book, and read it again and again. 

~Amazing, elegant, wonderful writing. When you read this book you will loose your self in this book until you reach the very last page. Days after you will think about this, hoping that this story goes on and on... forever. Beautiful.~
Here is the trailer:

1. Where are you from?

I’m originally from Utica, NY, but moved to Phoenix after college. Now I’m in Oregon—where the rain helps with my creativity.

2. What was your life like before becoming an author?

I used to teach middle school language arts. It was a great job and I loved my students, but now I’m a full-time writer.

3. When and why did you begin writing?

I’ve been writing since I was in 7th grade—murder mysteries starring my friends. But one day a few years ago, I sat down and started my first full novel. It didn’t get published, but it taught me a lot about the business. I’ve always loved creating.

4. Do you have a specific writing style?

Personally I’m a reluctant reader, so when I write, I try to keep up the pace. I also keep my descriptions to a minimum, although that is usually my biggest task in revisions.

5. Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Part of the original idea was based on real events, but everything that happens in the story is all my characters.

6. Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Here’s a short excerpt from A Need so Beautiful:

I put one leg at a time over the sill and step out onto the steel grid of the fire escape. I snake my body through the window until I’m out in the dark night, standing above an alleyway. I quickly move down the stairs, buttoning my shirt as I go. I pause once to feel the odd patch of skin on my shoulder, but I’ll have to look it over later. When I’m done.

My breathing improves now that I’m moving. My bones begin to warm a little. Just enough to tell me that I’m going the right way.

7. What is your writing routine? What’s then one thing you can’t write without (besides pencil and paper ;])?

Candy corn.

8. Which comes first? The character's story, or the idea for the novel?

90 % of the time it’s the character. But for A Need so Beautiful it was the story.

9. What is your favorite part of the book?

The romance between Charlotte and Harlin.

10. Now the hardest question of all, Chocolate or Vanilla?

Well, I don’t eat ice cream at all, so I’ll have to refer to my frosting choice. And that’s vanilla, or even better, cream cheese frosting.

Where you can find out more about Suzanne Young



  1. I am really looking forward to read this book! If I get a break in Review Requests...:)

    Bookluvr Mindy

  2. I followed you from tweeter, and I' happy I did. I lilke meeting new bloggers. Nice blog.

    Ednah Walters

  3. Really looking forward to this one.. I've heard so much good stuff about it! Definitely looking forward to Harlin now...

  4. I need to read this!
    Amazing review. (: I'm a new follower !
    Lovee your blog, Loretta.

    Cheerful Reviews


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