Release Date: June 21, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Borrowed
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.
There have been others before who’ve felt the Need, but they’re gone—erased from the memories of everyone whose lives they had touched. It’s as though they never existed. This is the fate that awaits Charlotte. But the last thing Charlotte wants to do is disappear, to be Forgotten. She wants to stay with her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend’s arms forever. She wishes she could just ignore the Need, but she can’t. And as everyone important in her life begins to slowly forget her, she has to decide if she’ll fight the Need in order to remain herself—no matter how dark the consequences.
This is an unputdowable-read-in-one-sitting book. You will fall head first into Charlotte’s story and you won’t surface again until it’s finished! Suzanne Young has created a unique and original world in A Need So Beautiful.
Charlotte, the protagonist is compelled to help people. Maybe compelled isn’t the right word, because her body and mind force her to help complete strangers even when she doesn’t want to. Her Need is gradually getting worse as the years go by. It’s getting harder for her to hide it from her family and her boyfriend.
Charlotte was a wonderful main character. She was level headed and smart. She was a little pig-headed, but that’s mostly because she was in denial of her…powers? Her relationship with Harlin was a breath of fresh air. It was realistic and for the most part uncomplicated. Their relationship was already established, which I love!
Overall, A Need So Beautiful was a fantastic start to a series. It was addictive and fresh! Read it!