Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

I knew nothing about A Need So Beautiful when I picked it up. I hadn't even read the description or blurb on the pack of the book. I could not have told you that the books is the story of Charlotte, your typical teenager with a boyfriend she adores, a foster-mother that adores her and a best friend obsessed with shopping and boys.

However, Charlotte has very untypical compulsions. She is often struck by a "Need" to find a certain person and deliver a message - a warning, a direction, something the universe wants that person to know. When Charlotte is struck by these Needs, she cannot ignore them and experiences physical pain if she tries. A Need So Beautiful is a heart-wrenching story that follows Charlotte as she discovers and deals with who and what she is.

Just as the title suggests, this is a beautiful story. I am not an emotional person, so you can imagine my surprise to find myself wiping away tears at the end.  This book tore me apart.  I finished last week and am still haunted by it.  Kudos and thanks to Suzanne Young for this astonishing story.  I will be waiting for A Want So Wicked with excitement and trepidation.  Oh, and I will definitely remember Kleenex...


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