Synopses & Reviews
We all want to be remembered. Charlotte's destiny is to be forgotten.
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.
But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility, and as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on her. And who she is—her very existence—is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.
Charlotte will be forced to choose: should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny—no matter how dark the consequences?
“Although the message of this exquisite fantasy is deeply and spiritually profound, the author manages to convey it without sounding preachy or pretentious…The ending is beautiful, although bittersweet. A unique take on the age-old struggle of good vs. evil.” School Library Journal
“A gripping supernatural romance… An imaginative twist on the timeless battle between dark and light.” Kirkus Reviews
“A Need So Beautiful is equal parts haunting mystery, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, and epic love story. Charlottes story captured me-and still hasnt let me go!” Kimberly Derting, author of THE BODY FINDER
“A beautiful, poignant, and gripping tale of love and sacrifice.” Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH
About the Author
Suzanne Young currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she uses the rainy weather as an excuse to stay inside and write obsessively. After earning her degree in creative writing, Suzanne spent several years teaching middle school language arts. Now she can be found at home chasing after her two children and poorly behaved dogs. She is the author of A Need So Beautiful as well as several other novels for teens.