“No one gets something for nothing. We all should know better.”
Teenagers at Wisconsin’s Nottawa High School are drawn deeper into a social networking site that promises to grant their every need . . . regardless of the consequences. Soon the site turns sinister, with simple pranks escalating to malicious crimes. The body count rises. In this chilling YA thriller, the author of the best-selling Testing trilogy examines not only the dark side of social media, but the dark side of human nature.
HMH Books; November 2015
- ISBN: 9780544636521
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: NEED
- Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Imprint: HMH Books for Young Readers
In The Press
"Charbonneau delivers a tightly paced thriller packed with enough tension to keep teens hooked until the dramatic finale."
—School Library Journal
“Joelle Charbonneau made test-taking terrifying in her best-selling trilogy, The Testing. Now, she turns her dystopian eye towards social networks and teens’ wishes in Need.”
"A fast-paced read that teens antsy to untangle the mystery will devour...hand to teens looking for a thought-provoking, timely thriller."
"Charbonneau still has a few surprises in store to leave readers questioning their trust in (and anonymity of) the internet and the selves we expose when we think no one is watching."
About The Author
Joelle Charbonneau, author of the Testing trilogy, began telling stories as an opera singer, but these days she finds her voice through writing. She lives near Chicago, Illinois, with her husband and son, and when she isn’t writing, works as an acting and vocal coach. Visit her website at www.joellecharbonneau.com.