“No one gets something for nothing. We all should know better.”

NEED by Joelle Charbonneau

If you liked the movie Nerve, you will NEED Charbonneau’s latest YA mystery thriller.

When a new social media site pops up promising to give teens what they ask for, it quickly popular throughout Nottawa High School… but at what cost?  Who is behind NEED? What are you willing to do in exchange for anything? How far will these teenagers go to get what they NEED? Joelle Charbonneau’s ya thriller is sure to to keep you hooked until the dramatic final reveal – who is behind NEED?


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.



About The Author

Joelle Charbonneau is a storyteller at heart. She has performed in a variety of operas, musical theatre and children’s theatre productions across the Chicagoland area. In addition to her stage work, Joelle has also performed with several bands and worked as a solo performer.

While Joelle is happy to perform for an audience, she is equally delighted to teach private voice lessons and use her experience from the stage to create compelling characters in her books. She is the author of the NY Times and USA Today Best Selling THE TESTING TRILOGY (The Testing, Independent Study and Graduation Day), the social media thriller NEED, the fantasy thriller DIVIDING EDEN as well as the Rebecca Robbins (Minotaur Books), the Glee Club Paige Marshall (Berkley) mysteries. Her books have been nominated for the Agatha and Anthony Awards as well as listed on the YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and nominated for the YALSA Top Ten books for 2014.

To learn more, visit Joelle at her website: www.joellecharbonneau.com