Thursday, 26 November 2015

Review - NEED by Joelle Charbonneau

Title: NEED
Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Pages: 352
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: 3rd November 2015

Blurb from Goodreads: 
"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.

My Review:
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group and NetGalley*

3/5 stars

Everything changes for the teenagers at Nottawa High School when NEED appears. It's a website that claims it will give you whatever you want as long as you do something in return.
Things soon start getting out of control and students begin dying.
Who is behind NEED?
What are people willing to do to get what they want?

NEED was an enjoyable, intriguing read.
There were a lot of point of views in this - too many for me as I struggled to remember who was who but less so towards the end.
Kaylee seemed to be the main character and I felt really sorry for her, especially where her mother was concerned.
The plot was interesting and I didn't guess the identity of the person behind NEED.
The writing style was easy to follow and held my attention.
There were moments when I didn't want to read on for worry of what might happen next.
The idea of NEED was interesting and scary. I thought that the characters reactions were very believable.

Overall this was an enjoyable, unique read.