Need (Paperback)

By Carrie Jones

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781599904535, 336pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (12/23/2008)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (9/1/2009)
MP3 CD (8/25/2015)
Compact Disc (8/1/2009)
Paperback (1/1/2010)
MP3 CD (8/1/2009)
MP3 CD (8/20/2009)
Compact Disc (8/20/2009)

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Winter 2009 Kids' List

“Transplanted to Maine after her father's death, Zara finds herself tangled up with an attractively dangerous pixie boy, a pack of were-creatures, and the risk of eternal imprisonment. It's a page-turning story with real heft as Zara mourns, adapts to her new school, and navigates her fate.”
— Mark David Bradshaw, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS
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Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect facebook friends. Little wonder, since she's had a pretty rough life. Her father left when she was a baby, and her stepfather just died. Her mother's pretty much checked out - in fact, Mom's sent her to live with her grandmother in cold and sleepy Maine to "keep Zara safe." Whatever that means. Zara doesn't think she's in danger; she thinks her mother just can't deal.

Zara's wrong. The man she sees everywhere - the tall creepy guy who points at her from the side of the road - yeh, he's not a figment of her imagination. He's a pixie. And not the cute, sweet kind with little wings. Maine's got a whole assortment of unbelievable creatures, like pixies and were-people. And they seem to need something - something from Zara...

About the Author

CARRIE JONES is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Need series, as well as After Obsession with Steven E. Wedel. She is a distinguished alum of Vermont College's MFA Program, and a part-time police dispatcher in Maine because she likes cop stories. Really. She blogs about her dogs, cops, and a bit about writing, too.