I Don't Need..."A Need So Beautiful"

Title:  A Need So Beautiful
Author:  Suzanne Young
Format:  E-book
Length:  183 pages
Publisher:  Belzer and Bray
Age Range: Teen
Rating:  2 Stars
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. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become--her mark on this earth, 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.   - Goodreads

     At its core...this is a very sweet love story.  This is the only thing that I am SURE about as a result of having read it.  The main character was a never ending series of ?????  Who is she?  Where did she come from?  What is she?  What is her purpose?  I can go on and on.
     I find it difficult to write this review due to the lack of complexity in the story and plot.  There is no way that I can convey my feelings about this work without telling the story in the process.
This story is better suited to the big screen.  It really needs the creative license that the big screen would provide.
This would be the book that I would take to the beach or on a plane.  
In short, once you have read the synopsis; you have read the book.


  1. Did you feel the author wrote the book with the intention or idea of it becoming a movie? Or did you feel that it just happened to be a story better suited for the movies?


  2. That is always so frustrating!! I get so annoyed when I read a book with a good premise that does not get fully explored and explained in the book.


  3. I just finished this one. I liked it but I'm not sure if I'll bother reviewing it, you know? It's a nice enough story, but I agree with what you say here. I liked Angel Burn more, except for the ending. Have you ever read Paradise Lost by Milton? The glamor of evil writ large.
    Mary, A Book A Day

  4. I just tend to stay away from the fallen angel books, I have yet to find one I liked.


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