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Praise for NERVE:
“[R]eaders will find themselves flipping madly to the very last page.” Kirkus Reviews
“Ryan questions the nature of entertainment and explores the concept of privacy in a world of increasingly sophisticated social media. Teens will find themselves drawn in by the story’s possibilities, and unNERVEd by its outcome. Give this to Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games fans.” School Library Journal
“Ryan’s story is thought-provoking and unsettling…the ending goes off with a bang and a twist.” Publishers Weekly
“This is a head-trip of a book, that will make you question the popularity of reality shows and online games.” Parkersburg News & Sentinel
“[T]he book whizzes along at a tremendous, thoroughly enjoyable clip.” A.V. Club
~Included in the LA Times Fall 2012 Roundup of young adult fiction.
Summary: When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it’s exhilarating–Vee and Ian’s fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn. Suddenly they’re playing all or nothing, and the prize may be their lives.