Nerve by Jeanne RyanNerve by Jeanne Ryan


byJeanne Ryan

Paperback | July 12, 2016

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Inspiration for the major motion picture starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco--a high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly in this suspenseful debut

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 when they're directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they're playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE.
Jeanne Ryan lives in Seattle, Washington.
Title:NerveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:July 12, 2016Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0142422835

ISBN - 13:9780142422830


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I loved this book, and would definitely recommend it to anyone
Date published: 2018-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from do not read this you may not agree with after I tell you that I watched the movie before reading the book but I swear on my own mother's life that this book is absolutely terrible. I really really like the movie and jumped at the idea of reading the book when I found out about it. I was so excited to read the book because I enjoyed the movie so much, but the book is so bad. I was so bored and really disappointed. Most of the parts I liked in movie weren't even in the book. You can read this book if you REALLY want to but in my opinion, you're better off watching the movie.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it a lot Definitely better than the movie and more intriguing as well.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Riveting Jeanne Ryan writes a dark and fascinating tale. This story has it all, revenge, betrayal, and intrigue. #PlumReview
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quick and fun This is a fun, quick read. The suspense doesn't build up enough in my opinion and the cliff hanger ending is simply cruel, as intended I'm sure. It is NOTHING like the movie, which amped it up Hollywood style in my opinion. The story is nonetheless interesting and flows well
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good quick read I read this prior to seeing the film to get a feel for the story and I personally felt the books second half was a bit better than the movie. Not a huge time commitment and an overall fun read.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun read! I saw the movie and once I realized it was based on a book, I had to get the book (obviously). Be warned, the book is NOTHING like the movie. That being said, I think both are good stand-alone stories. Is Vee a bit childish and whiney? Yep. So? That's her personality and it explains why things happen the way they do. I'm not the kind of person who expects every female character in every book I read to be super mature, street smart, tough, etc. I like reading about all kinds of men & women with all their quirks and flaws. In real life not everyone is perfect and so it should follow that not everyone in fiction should be either. But hey, if you ONLY want to read about perfect people, maybe skip this one and keep searching. I wish you luck with that! Ok, onto the story! It's a YA novel with a mc that's decidedly "innocent" -- but she does evolve. Not to a less-good person but a tougher one who is less afraid (at least I think so). You know the basic story about what happens (again, NOT LIKE THE MOVIE!) -- dares that escalate. I think I like the ending in the book better than the one in the movie. It seemed more realistic. The writing was good and I was page-turning like crazy. I finished it in 2 sittings.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointing I had high hopes for this book, hoping it would be as interesting as the movie. There is only one dare in the book that is different and better than one in the movie. Other than that, the thing I was most disappointed about was the ending. I really would not recommend.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the best I'm going to be honest I picked this book up so that I could finish it before I went to watch the movie. I was definitely disappointed because I assumed the book would be like the movie and/or better. The book turned out to be a lot worse. If you're hoping this book is as 'dark' as the movie it is not. The movie actually turned out to be a lot better.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Read from January 01 to 04, 2017 I didnt like the fact that this author ended the book with a unfinished story. I believe that the story should end with a ending the makes sense and explains in detail what the future will hold for the main character.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Has its own perks, but so does the movie I liked how different it was from the movie, but sadly, the movie is better than the book. The dares are much more interesting in the movie, and I rather enjoyed how they handled the climax in the movie, although the book did feature some quick wit of the main character. I also enjoyed the inner dialogue that the book provided and Vee's friendship with Sydney felt stronger here than in the movie. So all in all, I say they both balance each other out.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from it's decent this is one of those rare books where the movie is actually better. I read this 3 years ago, watched the movie this year and decided to reread it. The storyline (especially the ending) is super cheesy and cringeworthy but overall it is an easy read. I would just borrow it from the library if you want to try it out
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Worth Your Time In my humble opinion, this book sucked. I bought it because I loved the movie, and more often than not, the book is better. This was not the case. If you want to read this because you loved the movie, don't, it will just ruin the entire story for you. If you want to read this because it sounds interesting, don't, just watch the movie.
Date published: 2016-11-27

Editorial Reviews

Praise for NERVE by Jeanne Ryan“Ryan’s story is thought-provoking and unsettling…the ending goes off with a bang and a twist.” Publishers Weekly"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 (Scholastic, 2008)." -School Library Journal"The commentary on today's life-as-public-spectacle society is sound. The pacing is relentless, and readers will find themselves flipping madly to the very last page." -Kirkus Reviews"Readers will remain tightly keyed into questions about what is going to happen." -Booklist"An original, page-turning novel that offers a slice of pop culture that gives a whole new meaning to the trendy, reality-television genre." -VOYA LA Times Fall 2012 roundup of young adult fiction