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Kaylee Dunham has become an outcast at her high school but for good reason. Her younger brother, DJ, needs a kidney, but a match can’t be found within the family, so she makes it her mission to ask as many people as possible to get tested. This does not earn her popularity. Then a social media website offering to fulfill any need pops up – they are asking for phones, computers, and good grades in exchange for small tasks. She decides to request a kidney for her brother and expects a task to complete as well. To her surprise, no task is requested, so she continues with her mission, expecting nothing to come of it. However, several students are receiving what they’ve requested, but their tasks are increasingly disturbing and dangerous. As she comes closer to learning the truth, she also gets closer to losing her life. The alternating viewpoints in each chapter make for a richer reading experience, as each character reveals their place in the overall scheme hatched by the creators of the NEED website. A great social commentary on social media, especially among high school students, Need is top notch thriller, with twists and turns that will surprise and terrify.

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Author Joelle Charbonneau
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2015-Nov-03
ISBN 9780544416697
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Issue February 2016
Category Young Adult


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