Vee is not someone the reader would think would enjoy games of any kind. She is a worker and trying her best to earn back her family's trust. An online game show comes along and Vee sees an opportunity; pretty soon, she is competing for prizes on ThisIsMe and taking huge chances. As the difficulty increases, so will both the readers' and Vee's heartrates! When the grand prize round love rounds begin, Vee is swept to a secret location with her partner, Ian. When the final round begins, will Vee and Ian emerge the winners or the losers?
Vee's character is likable. She seems to love her family and want to do impress them. Hard-working and determined are two of her traits that help her in the game. As the game increases in difficulty, the reader will get to know Vee much better; how Vee reacts in difficult, emotional circumstances and responds to others' fear will intrigue the reader.
Ian felt like the male counterpart to Vee. His charismatic, tempting presence gives hints of romance to the book. Overall daring and impulsive, he fills the latter parts of the book with adrenaline. The other characters are interesting enough, but serve more to fill in background information rather than push the plot along.
The plot is fun and keeps the reader on his/her toes; however, some of the game scenarios seemed a little odd or distasteful. The ending will be a surprise and leave the reader wondering about Nerve for days. Nerve is recommended to young adult/teen readers.
- Published by Penguin Books on September 13, 2012
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