Need by Carrie Jones
Carrie Jones
Bloomsbury Children's Books
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young adult

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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  KMeng
Pixies have uncontrollable needs, and now one is stalking Zara. Her step-father has just died, and she is living with her step-grandma in Maine. At her high school, she meets several friends: Issie, Devyn, and Nick. As she learns more about them she also learns more about herself and her phobias. As Zara gets accustomed to one fear, she gains reason to add another to her fickle list. New characters become involved frequently as Zara learns more and more about the horrible nature of pixies. Who exactly is after her, and what does he want from her?

Need was an exciting book to read because of the use of suspense. The plot has great use of details and irony. This keeps the reader interested and willing to continue reading. The characters are not necessarily round, but they do display significant traits that differentiate them from each other. In the beginning of each chapter, it is named with a phobia. I thought this was unique, but after a while it didn't interest me and I stopped bothering to read them. The resolution of the book was definitely worthy of praise, and I loved the action that the climax had built. This is a great book for suspense and romance lovers to read.

Reviewer Age:15

Reviewer City, State and Country: Carlisle, Pennsylvania United States of America


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