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...